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       Jim Elliot
       1927-1956
      
       Philip James Elliot was an evangelical Christian missionary to Ecuador who, along with four others, was killed while attempting to evangelize the Waodani people through efforts known as Operation Auca.
      
       Elliot and his friends became instantly known worldwide as martyrs, and Life Magazine published a ten-page article on their mission and death. They are credited with sparking an interest in Christian missions among the youth of their time and are still considered an encouragement to Christian missionaries working throughout the world.
      
       After her husband's death, Elisabeth Elliot and other missionaries began working among the Auca Indians, where they had a profound impact and helped bring many people to Christ. She later published two books, Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot and Through Gates of Splendor, which describe the life and death of her husband.


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When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.

    Topics: Death

Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.

    Topics: Examples, Leadership

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.

    Topics: Faith, Hope, Choices

It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.

    Topics: Friendship, Humility, Women

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

    Topics: Giving

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.

    Topics: Grace, Forgiveness, Restoration

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.

    Topics: Holiness, Grief

I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.

    Topics: Holiness

Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!

    Topics: Holiness, Contentment

Unwillingness to accept God's "way of escape" from temptation frightens me what a rebel yet resides within.

    Topics: Humility, Temptation, Rebellion

Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.

    Topics: Laziness

Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you.

    Topics: Obedience, Rest

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