Jim Elliot By Jequan Fields

Born: October 8, 1927, Portland, OR

FATHER: Fred, MOTHER: Clara Elliot

SIBLINGS Robert, Jane, Herbert

Early Life Jim Elliot was born in Portland, Oregon to Fred, a traveling preacher, and Clara Elliot, a chiropractor. He had two elder brothers, Robert and Herbert, and a younger sister named Jane.

In 1941, he joined an architectural drawing course in Benson Polytechnic High School. There, he was a member of the football team, contributed to his school newspaper, and exhibited an outstanding talent for oratory.

Jim's education was at Wheaten College, and Benson Polytechnic High School

His daughters name was Valerie Elliot Shepard.

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

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly

Jim Had a passion for what he did because his dad was a pastor and he learn about and followed God at a young age.

Jim Elliot was a missionary that went to many European countries and taught about God and also learned about other cultures and religions at the same time.

The Journals of Jim Elliot are volumes of documents written over many years by the missionary in which he details his mission work. His journals were published in 1978 unabridged.

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:15-16

Some interesting facts

Jim Elliot met Elizabeth Howard in Wheaton and was attracted to her, but they remained friends for a long time. They married in 1953 in Quito, Ecuador, and had a daughter, Valerie.

He was killed by the Huaorani warriors along with his four other companions on January 8, 1956, at the age of 28.




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