“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
This famous quote is attributed to Jim Elliot, one of five courageous missionaries who died in Ecuador on Jan. 8, 1965. Jim Elliot and his fellow missionaries – Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian — were killed by several members of the Wuaorani tribe (then known as the Auca tribe) over a misunderstanding. Later, many of the Wuaorani would become Christians through the testimony and love shown by their widows.
Read all of the pastor's column in the Families of Faith section in the April 1 Advance.