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Torchlighters: The Jim Elliot Story

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Torchlighters: The Jim Elliot Story

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Torchlighters: The Jim Elliot Story

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

The year was 1956. From the steamy jungles of Ecuador, news spread around the world that four young Americans were mercilessly killed by members of the Auca tribe (now known as the Waodani) – a people those young men had gone to serve and befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy a half century ago has turned into an historic inspirational marvel as that same tribe is now friends with the families of those they killed! This is the story of one of those torchlighters – Jim Elliot.

Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who’d never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he’d face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the most friendly of gestures from outsiders.

Would Jim and his fellow missionaries ever be able to break down the hostile barriers and carry a torch of faith to this savage people determined to attack all outsiders?

In this inaugural Torchlighters episode we follow Jim’s adventures in faith from his college years to his work in the jungles, showing young people his faith in action as he answers God’s call to do the seemingly impossible.

Torchlighters is a series of animated programs presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history especially for 8-12 year olds. Each Torchlighter contains a 30-minute fully animated story and an original documentary, along with coloring pages, puzzles, activities and a teacher’s guide for those who wish to dig deeper.

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Film Company Contact Details

Company: Christian History Institute Representative:
Phone: (800) 468-0458 Fax: (610) 584-6643
Email: Contact Address: Box 540, Worcester, PA 19490

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