Jim and Pete turned to see the Auca men, their deadly spears raised, running towards Nate, Ed, and Roger. Jim stood in the river, his hand on his pistol. Should he defend himself? He already knew the answer. Each man promised the others that he would not save himself by killing those they had sought out in Jesus’ name.
Jim Elliot and his coworkers surrendered their lives in Ecuador’s jungle, trusting that their sacrifice would not be in vain. Decades later, this dramatic event has challenged countless Christians to live with one great purpose: to bring the gospel to those who have never heard.