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Avoiding the Irrelevant Question

Dannah Gresh: Ellen Vaughn has pored over the private journals of the late Elisabeth Elliot. She describes a poignant moment after Elisabeth and Valerie Elliot had gone to live among the Waodani [also referred to as Auca] people in Ecuador.

Ellen Vaughn: She sees this strong, young man by the firelight. Valerie, who’s just a little girl, says, “Mommy, is that my daddy?”

And Elisabeth: “The truth is, no, that’s not your daddy. In fact, that man is one of the ones who killed your daddy.”

Dannah: Today we’ll see that, even though it sounds impressive for Elisabeth to live among the very ones who violently murdered her husband, it wasn’t all daisies and butterflies. There was emotional pain mixed in with the joy.

This is Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, co-author of You Can Trust God to Write Your Story, for September 18, 2020. I’m Dannah Gresh. …

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About the Teachers

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …

Ellen Vaughn

Ellen Vaughn

Ellen Vaughn is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who has written or co-written over twenty books. As the former vice president of executive communictions at Prison Fellowship, she collaborated with the late Chuck Colson on a number … read more …