Jim Elliot Biography
Birthday: October 8, 1927 (Libra)
Born In: Portland, Oregon
Philips James Elliot was a famous evangelical Christian Missionary, who sacrificed his life for the church along with four other missionaries in Ecuador. From his childhood, he was devoted to Christianity and wished to reach people in other countries and convert them to Christianity. He went to Ecuador to spread his religion among the native Indians. He spent more than six months learning Spanish and later learned Quichua, a scriptless local language of the Native Indians. After spending three years preaching and working among the Quichua people, he decided to reach out to the Huaorani Indians, who were more savage and violent than Quichua. He and his friends would have been successful, but were betrayed by an Indian who had befriended them. But, they did not die in vain, as their martyrdom inspired many youths to take up missionary works in foreign lands. His efforts to use the native language to communicate the word of Christ proved very effective. He also maintained a well-organized diary which recorded the trials and tribulations faced by him as a missionary. After his death, his dream was carried on by his wife. This missionary is still remembered for his selfless devotion to God and his zeal, tempered by love, to guide people.