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ON THIS DATE

On 10/28/1949 Jim Elliot placed in his journal words which would become his most famous quote;

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Philip James “Jim” Elliot was born October 8, 1927 in Portland,OR.  He with four other missionaries were martyred on January 8, 1956 in Operation Auca trying to reach for Chirst a native people in Ecuador.

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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep

       to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Today is the day Jim Elliot pennd in his 1949 journal, his most oft-quoted saying.  Jim was killed spreading the News of Jesus Christ in Ecuador, 1/8/1956. 

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