Pray

The peoples of Vietnam are some of the least reached in Asia. Pray that this nation would be transformed as the good news of Jesus Christ extends to all peoples and segments of society.

Peoples: The majority of Christians in Vietnam come from the minority peoples but the majority Viet Kinh (over 75 million people) has only 500,000 believers. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open their hearts!

Places: The capital Hanoi, with a population of 7 million has less than 0.1% evangelical believers. While Ho Chi Minh City,  with a population of 8-10 million, has nearly 2%, pray for the challenges and opportunities that these very different situations bring. It is increasingly easy for foreigner workers to be based in Vietnam, pray for people of faith to go.

Society: The country is changing very rapidly and becoming increasingly globalised. The values of younger generations have become ambition and individualism. Pray that there would be increasing opportunities to tell them about Jesus. Pray for the ongoing spiritual battle as ancestors are worshiped.

Church: Pray for revival in the 100 year old evangelical church. May the church grow in outreach to their local communities and pray the gospel would be seen as well as heard as lives are changed. Because of traditional belief Vietnamese Christians accept God as creator but pray they would also know him as Father an be sure of His grace, received through Jesus.

  • Mr & Mrs Mai

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    Mr. Mai lives with his wife in a small hamlet in central Vietnam. They have three children. Mrs. Mai earns enough selling rice porridge and noodles to feed the family and buy medicines for her elderly mother. The two daughters fund their own education by selling drinks at construction sites, but Mr. Mai must find […]
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  • Abortion as contraception?

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    Huyen had only been dating her boyfriend, Duc, for a few months when she found out she was pregnant. Huyen didn’t love Duc and knew he wouldn’t make a good husband, but in Vietnam having a child outside marriage is unacceptable. If her parents and neighbors found out, she would be cut off and the […]
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  • Raised from the dead

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    During a missions trip to the central highlands, I met a 20-year-old man who had fallen in love with a girl who spurned him, and as a result, he committed suicide. He was dead. None of his family were Christians, and they were desperate. They knew of a Christian in the area and called him, […]
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  • We Pray to Honorable Mr Heavens

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    Ong Troi, the “Honorable Mr. Heavens,” is the creator of the heavens and the earth. The highest authority who knows right from wrong, he is the judge who will influence daily life, rewarding the good and punishing the bad. Buddha and other deities and spirits may exist, but Ong Troi is the highest-ranking and most [...]
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  • Who Shall I Marry?

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    The phone rang and on the other end was Thuy Anh. Though it was late at night, she couldn’t wait to share her news. Her parents had arranged for two American men to come to her home the next morning, and Thuy Anh wanted us to help her choose which one she should marry. She […]
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  • Cursed by a spirit-doctor

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    Although she was a Christian, at 25 Hoa married a Buddhist. Like most Vietnamese, she moved into her in-laws’ house immediately after the wedding. From the first day, Hoa’s in-laws made life unpleasant for her and her husband. They hated Hoa for being a Christian and tried to force her to worship the family’s ancestors. [...]
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