Jim Elliot: Missionary

627 WordsJan 26, 20183 Pages
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” These words were spoken by Jim Elliot early in his life and were words he lived by. Elliot was a dedicated Christian who showed God’s love to everyone by following God’s plan for his life; by his death, he inspired many other Christians to go into the mission field. Jim Elliot was a Christian completely dedicated to God and his love of others which he showed by trusting God in every situation of his life. Elliot put his faith in Christ at an early age and had a heart to share Christ with his friends (Warnock). During his time at Wheaton College his goal was to devote himself to God. After he graduated, Jim felt no clear direction from the Lord. He then returned home and continued to study the Bible (Fickas). Elliot kept a journal that was filled with passages about how he loved God and wanted to serve him. He wrote, “God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for His is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like You, Lord Jesus.” Throughout his life he kept this journal and it was used to write a book on his life after he passed. Jim served God and lived in full submission to His plan (Warnock). In time, Jim felt the direction to go to Ecuador and reach out to the Quichua and Aucas Indians with the Gospel message. In 1952, Jim and his partner traveled to Ecuador to work with the Indians in the jungle. When they arrived, they
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