In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God.
Made for the Journey: One Missionary’s First Year in the Jungles of Ecuador by Elisabeth Elliot is a deep yet inspiring tale. It’s both dark and challenging. Elisabeth set me on a journey far away from everything I was familiar with to a new demanding place. The rules and customs were so different. But in the end certain things still remained the same. I was fascinated with this story. The emotional roller-coasters were evident. Each day presented new findings that could be rewarding or more difficult. Yet Elisabeth stuck with it. There were moments when anyone would question about God’s doing. Did he purposely let that person die? Why? Some things just do not have answers. Overall, it was a great read.