"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot wrote these words at Wheaton College, as he prayed for God's direction for missionary service. Where would God lead this unusually dedicated and versatile man?
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose" Jim Elliot
There was a lot of background story as to the struggles of being extremely devoted to the beliefs he held on to while as a young man in high school in college and not being easily swayed by those around him, which I thought sounded very interesting considering how most kids get involved with whatever they feel like it in that age group. He sounded very inspiring and dedicated to God. I loved the development you got to learn about the relationship he had with his wife. You were also able to see the long term dream coming into effect and how he didn't quickly jump to wherever he FELT God wanted him to be a missionary at, but waited on God and was patient. I think that's awesome. As for the story about reaching a tribe never reached before, that is so sincere that he worked so hard to reach his goal. Once he did reach that goal it seems a bit of a loss but in the end you see that the work of God through this man was able to spread widely without him truly even having to say anything to these people. Very good story, a little slow at times or repetitive. I love learning about people who work in the mission field though, so it was worth it.