- "On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot along with four other missionaries were speared to death on the banks of the Curaray River in Ecuador by a group of Quechua Indians.
They were armed – they could have defended themselves – but they chose not to. They literally laid down their lives.
Why? Because this was an unreached people they believed God had called them to take the gospel to.
Jim Elliot was 28 years old, married, he had a daughter, he was an incredibly gifted man. Humanly speaking his death was a waste.
But God had other plans. News of these martyrs has inspired men and women for decades to go to the toughest unreached places on the planet.
Jim’s wife Elizabeth took their daughter and went back to the Quechua and led many from that tribe to Christ.
His journal entry for October 28, 1949 was this: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."
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