The date 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 - a people those young men had gone to serve and befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy a half century ago has turned into a historic, inspirational marvel as that same tribe is now friends with the families of those they killed! This is the story of Jim Elliot.
Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who had never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he would face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the most friendly of gestures from outsiders.
How could Jim and his team ever break down the hostile barriers? Would they ever be able to carry a torch of faith to a savage people determined to attack all outsiders?
This animated movie dramatizes 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.
The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a 'Torchlighter' who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him.
Minutes: 30 (animated)