Published on April 26th, 2017
1. In school, Jim was on the wrestling team.
2. After Jim received poor grades at school one semester, he told his parents that he thought studying God’s Word was more important than his school subjects.
3. In college, Jim encouraged his friends to share what they had learned from the Bible that day. He greeted them by saying, “What’s your verse for today?”
4. Sixty-one years ago in 1956, Jim and four missionaries were killed in Ecuador by members of the Auca tribe (now known as the Waorani tribe). The five had gone to the area to tell the tribe about Jesus.
5. Jim’s wife, Elizabeth, later went back to the tribe and shared a message of forgiveness and salvation. Many people in the tribe decided to follow Christ.
6. Jim and Elizabeth’s daughter, Valerie, played with Waorani children while her mother ministered among the tribe.
7. Ecuador issued a postage stamp honoring Jim.
Read another story about the missionaries to the Waorani tribe here .
Click here to find a clip from the Torchlighters DVD, “The Jim Elliot Story.”