Gaining By Losing

Jim Elliot was an evangelical missionary who attempted to reach out to a small Indian settlement in Ecuador with a team. Unfortunately, the entire team was killed by the settlement. Though his work was not complete, others, including his widowed wife, began to reach out to the same settlement and many were converted through their ministry. He is known for saying, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

Elliot knew the cost of following Jesus and trying to share the gospel with a hostile world. Yet he was faithful to go and because of his faithfulness, many received Christ and now have eternal life.