God’s Fools


Mitch Teemley


“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  ~Jim Elliot

Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, and half a dozen additional team members shared the vision of bringing God’s love to one of he most violent people groups in the world, a tribe known by other natives as the Aucas, “savages.” Leaving the female members at the mission station, the five young men landed their plane by a river in the Ecuadorian jungle. They soon made friendly contact with the Aucas, but shortly thereafter were speared to death and left floating in the river.

The story made headlines worldwide. Following the initial wave of sympathy, however, articles began to appear denouncing the doomed mission and the “foolishness” of the idealistic young missionaries.

End of story? Not quite.

Despite everything, Jim’s widow Elizabeth and Nate’s sister Rachel pressed on. They eventually managed to re-contact…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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