Remembering John Chau

We remember you and your beautiful life, John. You pointed all to Jesus.

[Listen to Dr. Mary Ho’s interview with Voice of the Martyrs about John at]

November 2018.

At All Nations, it’s been a season of much prayer and mourning since the loss of our humble and courageous All Nations missionary, John Allen Chau. We’ve prayed for his family, his friends, for the Sentinelese people he loved, and for God to be glorified through all this.

A seasoned traveler, John had previously taken part in mission projects in Iraq, Kurdistan and South Africa. He joined All Nations in 2017 and trained at our North American Hub in Kansas City. John was one of the most well-equipped young missionaries we’ve ever seen. He read books on cultural anthropology and missiology at the rate of one every three days. He was also trained in linguistics so he could learn the language of the Sentinelese people. He was a certified wilderness EMT, so that he could serve the Sentinelese in practical ways. He was also delightful, kind, and funny. Small children felt at ease with him, and everyone who met him felt his warmth.

As we grieve our friend we also know that he would want us to pray for those who may have been responsible for his death, the Sentinelese. Throughout church history, the privilege of sharing the gospel has often involved great cost. We pray that John’s sacrificial efforts will bear eternal fruit!

Mary, International Executive Leader
Meredith & Joshua, North America Hub Leaders