Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, et al killed on this day in 1956

Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were killed on this day in 1956. They were killed by the same people to whom they were trying to bring the Gospel.

This is a clear case of “They meant it for evil but God meant it for good.” (Gen. 50:20).

A quote from his journals has become quite famous: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Here is a picture of it in his journal.

Read about it here and here and here.

My wife recently read the journals of Jim Elliot and read significant portions to me and the kids over dinner. Challenging to say the least.

The story of Jim Elliot and the others is told by his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, in her book Through Gates of Splendor and his journals are in Shadow of the Almighty (edited by his wife).


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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