Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holy Ambition - Jim Elliot

Just completed reading a book about the work of missionary Jim Elliot written by his wife Elisabeth Elliot. He was a missionary to the Aucas Indians of Ecuado in the 50's. As a result of his ambition to spread the Gospel to the Aucas he paid with his life at the age of about 28 years old.

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

He was wise to know he cannot keep the Good News from the lost, and that he had won because he is in the Kingdom of God.

This famous statement was made by him when he was studying in America.

He was known as a Godly person who related to God in all he did. Even at that young age he was already walking closely with God. What an inspiration for many to carry out the Great Commission and be missionaries. Jim Elliot was like a modern day Paul who gave his life to many and knew he had gain and is in the Kingdom of God.

Many had thought he wasted his life by dying in the hands of the Indians, but when we examined the impact of his life in inspiring so many missionaries to go to share the Good News with the losts,he indeed died for a Holy cause.

To read more click on the title of this post.



I knew Jim personally when I was a small boy. What a guy he was even then before leaving for the mission field.
My favorite Jim quote is: "Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know such an extraordinary God."
May God bless you and your ministry for Him.
- Robert Lloyd Russell
(Editor of "JIM ELLIOT: A Christian Martyr Speaks to You")

FBC -Cell J said...

Mr.Russell thank you for sharing.Jim's story is so inspirational and he inspired people all over the world even to us here in Asia. God bless you and all readers.