58 years ago today (Jan. 8, 1956) Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian were martyred in Ecuador, killed by the Wuaorani Indians (then known as the Auca Indians). Many of the Wuaorani later came to know the Lord

Jim Elliot’s best-known quote is, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

In the archives at Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center you can view Elliot’s journals (published here.) Below is a picture of the page from his journal. (As the Archives note, the underline and asterisk was likely added later after he died.)


If you want to hear Jim Elliot preach, you can listen to two sermons here.

And here is an mp3 of David Howard (Jim Elliot’s college roommate, Elisabeth Elliot’s brother) giving a talk at our church (where he used to be a member) on the life of Jim Elliot: