Share your favorites to celebrate the life and legacy of a woman who made an incalculable impact on Christianity around the world.God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good.Due to a tragic misunderstanding, all five were speared to death.Elisabeth and the other widows remained in Ecuador where they continued the work of their husbands, sharing the gospel with the very people who were involved in their husbands’ murders.God’s refusals are always merciful—‘severe mercies’ at times, but mercies all the same.
Elisabeth Elliot was a woman whose heart and affection for Jesus trumped her ministry, her personality, and even her love-life.
As a young missionary, she traveled to Ecuador where she soon married fellow missionary Jim Elliot.
Sensing the call to share the gospel with an unreached people group, Jim and four other missionaries made contact with the Aucas, a tribe living in the Ecuadorian jungles.
Her deep wisdom came with the cost of journeying through great pain in this life, yet many of us have gleaned amazing nuggets of truth from her experiences.
Even after her own husband and 4 other missionaries were tragically killed at their hands, in the midst of her own grief, she chose to stay, to share the greatest gift of all with a people who didn’t yet know - the truth of Jesus Christ.