Eric Liddell refused to run in the 100m at the Paris Olympics in 1924 because the heats took place on a Sunday. He went on to win gold in the 400m and bronze in the 200m. The Oscar winning film, ‘Chariots of Fire’, recounts these events.
Following his Olympic success, Eric quit athletics and became a missionary in China. He eventually died in a Japanese internment camp in 1945.
Corrie Ten Boom and her family saved the lives of around 800 Jews during WW2.
Her family were eventually arrested and imprisoned. After her release Corrie set up rehabilitation centres for concentration camp survivors. She authored several books, including “The Hiding Place”, which was later made into a film, recounting her war-time experiences.
Jim Elliot was an American missionary who was killed by the Ecuadorian tribesmen he was trying to reach with the Gospel in January 1956.
Following his death, Jim’s wife Elisabeth was among those who returned to take the Gospel to the tribe again. Many of them became Christians. A book, ‘Through Gates of Splendour’ was written about these events, while Jim’s journal entries were recorded in ‘The Shadow of the Almighty’.
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