Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today, in 1956, Jim Elliot and Four Other Missionaries Died in Ecuador

by Fred Sanders of Scriptorium Daily

"Today in 1956, five missionaries to the Auca indians in Ecuador were killed. Their deaths brought a sudden end to the project they called “Operation Auca,” but the tragedy became a defining moment in the history of evangelical missions. Hundreds of young people were inspired to take up missionary work, thousands were moved to deeper commitment to Christ, and millions of dollars in resources were mobilized. And the work with the Aucas went on, too."

To read this entire article go to Scriptorium Daily.
You can also watch the dvd, "The End of the Spear", which tells the story of what happened down in Ecuador.

1 comment:


Thank you for this reminder!
I was privileged to know Jim Elliot quite well when I was a small boy. (I even lived with him and his family for a period of time.)

One of Jim's sayings which I treasure is" "Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know such an extraordinary God."

May God richly bless your ministry for Him with much eternal fruit.