Jim Elliot

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Birthday
8, 1927
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jan 8, 1956 (28)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1927
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jan 8, 1956 (28)

About

Remembered as one of several missionaries killed during Operation Auca, an evangelical enterprise in Ecuador, he was the subject of several documentary films, including Torchlighters: The Jim Elliot Story and Beyond Gates of Splendor.

Before Fame

During his time at Wheaton College in Illinois, he became involved in the Christian missionary work that would shape the rest of his life.

Trivia

He and his fellow missionaries were killed by warriors belonging to the Ecuadorian Huaorani ethnic group.

Family Life

He and his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, were the subjects of a 2003 musical theater piece titled Love Above All. The couple's marriage resulted in a daughter named Valerie (born in 1955).

Associated With

He and fellow missionary Nate Saint were both killed in Ecuador during Operation Auca.