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David Morris Howard Sr.
Born January 28, 1928 (1928-01-28) (age 81)
Occupation Missionary
Nationality American
Relative(s) Elisabeth Elliot
Thomas Howard

David M. Howard Sr. (born January 28, 1928) is an author and Christian missionary to Colombia. He is the brother of Elisabeth Elliot, brother-in-law of Jim Elliot, and brother of author Thomas Howard (writer and scholar).

Howard served as missionary to Costa Rica under the Latin America Mission (LAM) (1953-1957). He served as Field Director for the LAM's work in Colombia (1958-67). He served as the Missions Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (1968-76), directing the Urbana 73 and Urbana 76 Student Missions Conventions on the campus of the University of Illinois. He served as the director of the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (1977-80), and was the executive director of the World Evangelical Fellowship (1982-92).

Howard served as trustee of Wheaton College, trustee and president of Latin America Mission (1965-1980, 1984-1987, 1993-1999), trustee of The American Leprosy Mission, trustee of the David C. Cook Foundation, and board member of the Tyndale Foundation. [1][2]


  • How Come, God (1973)
  • By the Power of the Holy Spirit (1973)
  • The Costly Harvest (1975, originally titled Hammered as Gold [1969])
  • Words of Fire, Rivers of Tears (1976)
  • The Great Commission for Today (1976)
  • Student Power in World Missions (1979)
  • The Victor: The Victor Landero Story (1979)
  • The Dream That Would Not Die (1986)
  • What Makes a Missionary (1987)
  • From Wheaton to the Nations (2001)
  • Not in Vain (2003)

External links


  1. ^ "Papers of David Morris Howard Sr."
  2. ^ "Mission History :: Latin America Mission".


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