Reading in Acts 7 the story of Stephen and his martyrdom I can’t help but notice that Stephen was among those appointed to serve the Hellenist widows. He was most likely a Hellenist believer himself (someone from a Greek speaking nation as many Jews were after centuries of displacement). He was faithful in serving and did not balk when he was chosen to care for the people as the Apostles devoted themselves to preaching and prayer. Stephen was a servant.
His belief was vibrant and one that he would stand up for and proclaim regardless of his role. He would die at the hands of murderers but seeing the face of God.
Shall we be servants that proclaim the gospel to our death? This death might not be physical but social. The service may not be glamorous but faithful. We need more Stephens.