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"Day of the Christian Martyr" 2021
honours ROCIO PINO
According to church tradition, June 29 marks the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul. This year, Christians around the world will take time on June 29 and throughout that weekend to honor the legacy of those who have sacrificed their lives for the advancement of the gospel.
When you register, you’ll receive links to download these free digital resources to inspire your church, small group, class or family to witness boldly for Christ:
a powerful video testimony of Rocio Pino
questions for reflecting on Rocio’s sacrifice
a sermon outline inspired by those who gave their lives to share God’s saving grace
an inspiring Day of the Christian Martyr church bulletin insert
guided prayer slides to inspire your church, small group, class or family with examples of Christians who gave their lives for the sake of the gospel
The Story of Rocio Pino
One day a female guerrilla fighter stopped by Rocio’s house, and Rocio shared the gospel with her. “The Lord is waiting for you,” she told the woman, handing her a New Testament.
A few weeks later, Rocio was shot to death on her doorstep by members of the FARC in retaliation for her witness to the young guerrilla fighter. The road to her village had been heavily mined and guarded by FARC guerrillas, so no emergency services could respond to help her. Rocio’s husband and children were left to watch Rocio die.
Understanding the risks, Rocio and her family chose to live and share the gospel in a dangerous area of Colombia because they took Jesus’ Great Commission seriously. Though it cost Rocio her life, her Christian witness amid Marxist oppression and violence was worthy of Christ and advanced His kingdom.
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Day of the Christian Martyr 2020
Pastor JEAN-PAUL SANKAGUI
in Central African Republic
Watch the video here