Friday, February 13, 2009
Do you know Elisabeth Elliot?
Okay, I'm at it again. As I sat with my devotional this morning(Teaching with God's Heart...) I began to think about one of the reading assignments we had while doing this unit study. It was the story of Elisabeth Elliot. I remember sitting and crying as I tried to read this to my children years ago. I felt like I knew this woman from listening to her radio program and as I read her story out loud to my kids it was so real I could hardly read for crying. If you don't know who she is, her husband was the missionary speared to death by the Quichua Indians. She later went and took the gospel to the very people who had killed her husband and the other missionaries with him. (There is a movie about their story. I think it's called "End of the Spear"). As I sat here thinking, I began to wonder what has happened to her, and if she is still on the web. Well, I found a website: www.elisabethelliot.org that tells all about what is going on in her and her husbands life now that they are aged. It is very interesting reading. And, www.backtothebible.org still has an archive of her radio programs. Her program was called, Gateway to Joy. One of my favorite broadcasts was titled "Modesty An Older Womans Mandate" dated 5/22/2000. She covers many topics that have to do with woman both married and single. She wrote the book, Passion and Purity, which is excellent for the single woman. If you're not familiar with this hero of the faith and her teachings, it's worth your time to get to know her.