Elisabeth Elliot (December 21, 1926–June 14, 2015) was one of the most influential Christian women of her time. For a half century, her best selling books, timeless teachings and courageous faith have influenced believers and seekers of Jesus Christ throughout the world. She used her experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, widow, and missionary to bring the message of Christ to countless women around the world.
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.
She is survived by her husband Lars Gren, whose sincere hope is that her messages will continue to bless you as you seek to grow in the knowledge of God's will in your life.