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January 08, 2021

The Lives of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

​January 8, 1956, on a tiny strip of sand called Palm Beach in Ecuador, five men were killed. And that event was like a spiritual tsunami. On the 65th anniversary of their deaths, we’ll talk Valerie Elliot Shepard, who was less than a year old when her father died. Hear the story from Valerie’s perspective on Chris Fabry Live.



Valerie Elliot Shepard
Valerie Elliot Shepard

Valerie Elliot Shepard

Born in Shell Mera, Ecuador, Valerie Elliot Shepard is the only daughter of missionary parents, Elisabeth and Jim Elliot. Valerie was only 10 months old in January 1956 when her father was killed, and then spent her childhood through age eight in Ecuador alongside her mother. A graduate of Wheaton College, Valerie and her husband, Walt, are the parents of eight children and have eight grandchildren. Valerie is the author of Devotedly, a book about her parents’ courtship.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.