Date:                         May 17, 2022


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“You guys might think I’m crazy…”
“You guys might think I’m crazy in all this, but I think it’s worth it to declare Jesus to these people.”
–JOHN CHAU, NOV. 16, 2018

As a teenager, John Chau sensed God’s call to take the gospel to the people of North Sentinel Island. For nine years he prepared to go to the island, live among the people, learn their language and share Christ with them.

John knew the risks. He knew the Sentinelese had been violent toward visitors before, but he also knew God had called him to go.

“I believe the measure of success in the kingdom of God is obedience,” John said shortly before his death. “I want my life to reflect obedience to Christ and to live in obedience to Him. I think that Jesus is worth it. He’s worth everything.”

VOM’s three-minute video for this year’s Day of the Christian Martyr tells the story of John’s mission and sacrifice.

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Day of the Christian Martyr resources
Let John’s faithfulness inspire members of your family, group, class or church to be bold witnesses for Christ, using resources created to commemorate this year’s Day of the Christian Martyr. To get started, register online and download these free digital resources:
  • Downloadable video
  • Church bulletin insert
  • Guided prayer slides
  • Questions for reflection and discussion
  • Sermon outline
Downloadable resources from previous years’ Day of the Christian Martyr, honoring others who gave their lives to be faithful witnesses to Christ, are also available.

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