Day of the Christian Martyr


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Day of the Christian Martyr

According to church tradition,
June 29 marks the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul.
This y
ear, Christians around the world will take time on June 29
to honor the legacy of those who have sacrificed their lives for the advancement of the gospel.

Li Xinheng and Meng Lisi

The Voice of the Martyrs Korea team has carefully researched, documented, and verified the story of these two Chinese martyrs.  

We uncovered a simple story of faithfulness of two young Chinese Christians. They were not brainwashed or deceived or enticed into naively going to Pakistan. They knew and loved and served the Lord long before they ever thought about going on mission, and they became Christians the way most Chinese Christians do: By hearing the gospel from other Chinese believers. 

Meng Lisi, who was 26 years old, was originally from Hubei Province while Li Xinheng, who was 24, was from Hunan Province, more than 300 kilometers away. They did not know each other until they met in Pakistan, and even then it was only as coworkers in Christ. 

Meng and Li each learned the gospel from their homes, not from Korean missionaries. They each had Christian parents. They each prepared for their mission for years. They each studied for years at the university level to be equipped for their calling. Their vision came from God, not from a mission agency.  

Meng and Li were teaching at a language center in Quetta, Pakistan prior to being forced into a car at gunpoint when they were walking down the street at 1:10pm on May 24th, 2017 

Two weeks later, on June 8, Islamic State released video footage showing their execution by throat slitting. The video shows the final moment of their lives. They were not begging or crying or shouting. With their last breath they showed the dignity and maturity of disciplined servants of God. 


Watch our special Day of the Christian Martyrs video for the full story on Li Xinheng and Meng Lisi. 

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2022 Day of the Christian Martyr Video