Jim Elliot

Martyred Christian Missionary To Ecuador
Born Oct 8, 1927

Philip James Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Waodani people of Ecuador.

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1927 Birth Born on October 8, 1927.


1941 13 Years Old In 1941, Elliot entered Benson Polytechnic High School, studying architectural drawing. … Read More
1945 17 Years Old In 1945, Jim Elliot entered Wheaton College, a private Christian college in Illinois. … Read More
1947 19 Years Old During summer 1947, after his second year of college, he and his friend Ron Harris did missions work in Mexico. … Read More


1951 23 Years Old …  Instead, Elliot spent the winter and spring of 1951 working with his friend Ed McCully in Chester, Illinois, running a radio program, preaching in prisons, holding evangelistic rallies, and teaching Sunday school. … Read More
1952 24 Years Old Elliot and Fleming arrived in Ecuador on February 21, 1952, with the purpose of evangelizing Ecuador's Quechua Indians. … Read More
1953 25 Years Old On October 8, 1953, he married fellow Wheaton alumna and missionary Elisabeth Howard. … Read More
1956 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Their plans were preempted by the arrival of a larger group of about 10 Huaorani warriors, who killed Elliot and his four companions on January 8, 1956. … Read More
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