He is no fool…

Today (1/8/11) marks the 55 year anniversary since the death of Jim Elliot and his team (Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and Nate Saint) in their attempt to take the gospel to the Waodani people group of Ecuador.  You can read about their story in this article from Christianity Today, Did They Have To Die.  I’ve uploaded below a picture of the page of his journal entry where he wrote his famous quote, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Let us not be fools.  Let us give our all to Christ that we may live for eternity!!!

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  2. Thank you for this reminder of the anniversary of this great event in modern church history. What looked like a disaster God turned into great spiritual impact for tens of thousands of people — including those who martyred the five.

    In 2010 “JIM ELLIOT: A Christian Martyr Speaks to You” was released. It is a book containing transcriptions of some spoken messages of Jim Elliot. The recordings were on an old wire recorder (forerunner of magnetic tape) and it was my privilege to transcribe and edit them.

    May God richly bless you and your ministry and give you much eternal fruit.

    • Mark Bass says:

      Robert…thanks for the book recommendation. I’ll check it out. I got to teach in Ecuador in Sept 2010 in a pastor training institute. It was surreal to see the places those guys had lived in Quito. Thankful for their devotion. Thankful for a wonderful Savior who is still using their life and death.

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