Ms. Elliot was born in Brussels, Belgium, where her parents served as missionaries. After graduating from Wheaton College, she later went to Ecuador as a missionary. In 1953 she married a former classmate, Jim Elliot, and together they worked on translating the New Testament into the language of the Quichua Indians. Their daughter, Valerie, was born in 1955. Only ten months later, Jim was killed by the Huaorani Indians while attempting to take the Gospel to that remote tribe. Elisabeth continued her work among the Quichuas and later lived and worked among the Huaorani.
Today, she lives north of Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Lars Gren. Their sincere hope, and ours, is that her messages will be a blessing to you as you seek God's will in your life.