The year was 1956. From the steamy jungles of Ecuador, newsspread around the world that four young Americans weremercilessly killed by members of the Auca tribe (now knownas the Waodani) - a people those young men had gone to serveand befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy a halfcentury ago has turned into an historic inspirational marvelas that same tribe is now friends with the families of thosethey killed! This is the story of one of those torchlighters- Jim Elliot. Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to sharethe Gospel with those who'd never heard it. But nothingcould have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he'dface in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe wassuspicious and antagonistic toward even the most friendly ofgestures from outsiders. Would Jim and his fellowmissionaries ever be able to break down the hostile barriersand carry a torch of faith to this savage people determinedto attack all outsiders? In this inaugural Torchlightersepisode we follow Jim's adventures in faith from his collegeyears to his work in the jungles, showing young people hisfaith in action as he answers God's call to do the seeminglyimpossible. 2006 Crown Award Winner for Best Children'sFilm-Gold Torchlighters is a new series of animated programsfor youth 8-12 presenting the lives of true life heroes fromhistory that will lift their sights for purpose in life andwhat God can do through lives devoted to his will andpurposes. The first program in the series on the life ofmissionary martyr Jim Elliot.