The Author

Valerie Elliot Shepard was only 10 months old in January 1956 when her father, Jim Elliot, was killed. She then spent her childhood through age 8 in Ecuador alongside her mother, Elisabeth. A graduate of Wheaton College, Valerie and her husband, Walt, are the parents of eight children. She is also the author of a children’s book, Pilipinto’s Happiness, containing memories of her Amazon upbringing.

How I’m Carrying the Legacy of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

Instead of being intimidated by my parents’ remarkable legacies, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for them.