John Allen Chau, a 27-year-old missionary from the United States, was killed on North Sentinel Island, an isolated place where the tribespeople have had no successful contact with the outside world — and where any who have reached the shores have been murdered.
The Indian government, which owns the island, has made it illegal for anyone to go there and so this young missionary’s actions were against the law.
There’s a huge difference between perishing while seeking thrills like surfing a wave, skydiving, or trying to climb Mount Everest, and dedicating three years of your life to a plan to share the hope of Jesus Christ with a people forgotten by the world.
Chau followed his convictions even knowing the risks, and when confronted by danger, he kept walking whil,e ”facing a flurry of arrows” towards the people he was trying to help.
This should NOT be scoffed at or conflated with adventure seeking.
I only wish we would all be so dedicated to helping others.