“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

I missed this because I was on vacation, but Jan 8 was the 54th anniversary of the deaths of the Auca martyrs: Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, Nate Saint and Ed McCully. Justin Taylor has some interesting links.

Maybe in glory we will know how many missionaries went to the field– and how many heard of Christ– because of the example of Elliot and his friends. I’m one and I know there are many others.

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24)

“For all the saints, who from their labors rest
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

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