Elisabeth Elliot

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Elisabeth Elliot is a missionary who spent some years among the Waorani people. Her husband, Jim Elliot, was one of five men who made initial contact with the Waoranis, then called Aucas, on January 6, 1956. Two days later more Waoranis arrived and killed them, plunging their families into deep grief.

Elisabeth Elliot went to the Waoranis with Rachel Saint, sister of Nate Saint, another of the five, and learned the language with the help of Dayuma, a Waorani who had spent some time among the Quechuas. The Waoranis called her Gikari (Woodpecker).

Elliot has a daughter, Valerie Shepard, and has since married Lars Gren.

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