Jennifer Baldridge, APR
John Allen Chau: Biography
John Allen Chau was born and raised in Vancouver, Wash., and joined All Nations as a missionary in 2017 to prepare for and fulfill his long-time goal of bringing the gospel to the people of North Sentinel Island.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. (2014), Chau trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and completed a summer of linguistics training at SIL’s Canadian Institute of Linguistics in pursuit of his goal. He also received wilderness survival training.
His missionary experience included participating in, and leading, short-term teams to Mexico, South Africa, Israel, and Kurdistan. Among the groups he worked with were ORU Missions and Outreach, and More Than a Game.
As part of his research and preparation, Chau traveled to the Andaman Islands, of which North Sentinel is part, in 2015 and 2016 before joining All Nations. While with All Nations in Kansas City, Mo., he completed a Church Planting Experience course that prepares missionaries for cross-cultural ministry.
Chau died on North Sentinel Island on Nov. 16, 2018. He was 26.
About All Nations
Based in Kansas City, Mo., All Nations (www.allnations.us) is an international Christian missions training and sending organization committed to preparing Christians to share the gospel and establish churches in parts of the world where the name of Jesus Christ is little or not known. All Nations was founded in 1993.
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