When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying, “You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages.” To that, Calvert replied, “We died before we came here.” 
A great perfect picture of Galatians 2:20 and 1Cor.15:31
“Only one life, will soon be past… only what’s done for Christ will last.”