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Saturday 7 November 2009

Tribute To Jim Elliot - 'Another Hallelujah'

About a year ago I read a book called 'Through Gates Of Splendour' by Elisabeth Elliot. It's a true story about 5 missionaries: Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and their pilot, Nate Saint. They attempted to evangelize the Waodani people through efforts known as Operation Auca, in Ecuador. If you haven't read it I recommend you get hold of a copy as it's an inspiring story - especially if you're called into international missionary work.

Through Gates of Splendour is both a sad and inspiring story. The five missionaries were all killed (martyred) by the people they were trying to help, yet after their death Elisabeth Elliot (Jim's wife) returned to continue the work among the Auca Indians and many were brought to Christ.

This is a video tribute to the work that Jim Elliot and his friends accomplished through Christ and the song is "Another Hallelujah" by Lincoln Brewster.

Ever wondered what Hallelujah means?

Hallelujah = Unrestrained praise to God (or simply Praise the Lord!)

Let me leave you with this one thought. It's a quote from Jim Elliot's diary on October 28, 1949 (just over 6 years before he was killed):

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."(Jim Elliot)

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