While our mission team was in Mexico this past week, I received word that a giant in our faith had gone to be with the Lord.

Elisabeth Elliot, missionary, author, and wife of Jim Elliot died Monday June 15 in Massachusetts. She was 88 years old.

Ever since I read the story of her and her husband, along with several other couples, moving to Ecuador to reach the natives there, I’ve been captivated. Her words have brought encouragement at many times during my life. I’ve read several of her books, and even had the privilege to hear her speak when I was 11 or 12. Sadly, I didn’t grasp the significance of who I was listening to that day and don’t remember much of what was said. Youth is wasted on the young…or something like that.

The New York Times published a great article on her life. You can read it here.


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