Jim Elliot: The Auca Band

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The Aucas had no contact with anyone except their own and had killed anyone who neared. They often murdered members of their own tribe, to the point that the average Auca man didn’t live past age 30. As a joke, one Auca man killed a mother and her children. Mothers were known to strangle their own children; and boys as young as the age of six were taken to murder nearby villages. But the missionaries wanted to reach these people, share the Gospel and eventually even establish churches! So, in January 1956, Jim Elliot and a group of four other men built a camp near the Auca village. Only a few days into the mission, the men awoke to an attack. All five were speared to death by these tribesmen. When the men couldn’t be reached,
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