Monday, June 15

Obituary : Famed Christian author, speaker and missionary Elisabeth Elliot passed away at 88

Famed Christian author, speaker and missionary Elisabeth Elliot passed away Sunday morning. She was 88 years old.
Elliot authored numerous books but perhaps her most famous were those she penned about the martyrdom of her first husband, Jim Elliot. He was killed in 1956 by Waorani tribal members while he and 4 other missionaries attempted to reach them with the Gospel. At the time, the Waorani (also called the Aucas) was one of eastern Ecuador's unreached tribes.
Elliot, the daughter of missionaries and a Wheaton graduate, later went on to launch the radio program called, "Gateway to Joy."
"Elisabeth Elliot never set out to be a radio personality. She set out to do the will of God -- something we don't hear much about these days," her cohost, Jan Wismer, wrote in a 2013 tribute.
"Elisabeth believed in asking this foundational question: Is this God's will for me, right now, in this place? … Unapologetically, Elisabeth espoused such truths as: give to get, lose to find, and die to live," Wismer continued.
"Setting her sights "on things above" (Colossians 3:1), Elisabeth ministered among three indigenous groups in Ecuador before helping listeners and readers find joy in the ordinary affairs of life--like cooking meals and cleaning toilets--on her globally syndicated radio program," she said.
"She called it living sacramentally, and her rock-solid principles shaped my life," she concluded.
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