Elisabeth Elliot was one of my mentors. I read almost every word she penned. Her monthly newsletters which I eagerly looked for in my mailbox in the 80s and 90s always encouraged my soul. I have every single one saved in a 3 ring binder.
Her brutal honesty, “I struggle with submission every day,” and her resolute faith, “every circumstance is a gift,” invited me to imitate her example no less than Paul who suggested we imitate his faith.
I’m grateful for her life; what a gift she was to so many of us. And I smile thinking of her release from dementia into unfettered knowledge of her Savior who she served and loved so very well. “Well done,” are surely some of the first words she heard!
Her books will remain an example to the next generation, I hope, and now her life will be a sweet memory to me.
She was truly a gift from God.