Thursday, January 08, 2009


Jim Elliot (along with fellow missionaries Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint and Roger Youderian, were martyred in Ecuador 53 years ago today.

Elliot may be as as well known for a famous quote as for his martyrdom:
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

video clip from Beyond the Gates of Splendour

persecution blog reminds us that there is still much persecution in the world.
On Dec. 23., several pastors and prayer group leaders in Hyderabad were attacked and severely beaten by Hindu extremists, VOM [Voice of the Martyrs] contacts report.
In August 2008 attacks resulted in more than 116 believers killed and more than 50,000 believers displaced.

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