Vietnam

Vietnam: The cost of following Jesus

In this report, you'll meet three tribal women who traveled two days from their village in the mountains to tell us their stories. One said, "My husband was put in prison because he requested freedom of religion in the faith (Christianity)." Another told us of the challenges facing Christian women in her village because of the imprisonment of their husbands, "He's not at home. No one can do heavy labour at home, only women and children. We are afraid that the government will bring more difficulties upon our lives. You'll also meet a pastor who has suffered beatings because of his Christian activities.

February 07, 2011
Length: 6:51
From One Hundred Huntley Street / The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

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By helping to provide solid Biblical teaching and training uniquely suited to the needs of a specific tribal group, VOMC is able to equip members of Vietnam’s persecuted church to stand firm in their faith and reach out to others in their communities with the powerful message of the Gospel.

Project Fund: Underground Church

Country Information

Population
102,789,598 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Kinh [Viet] (85.3), Tay (1.9), Thai (1.9), Muong (1.5), Khmer (1.5), Mong (1.4), Nung (1.1), Hoa (1), others (5.5)

Religion (%)
Catholic (6.1), Buddhist (7.9), Protestant (1), Other (0.8) none (86.3%)

Leader
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (2021)

Government type
Communist state

Legal system
Civil law system

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Vietnam

We can thank the Lord for the tremendous witnessing efforts and steadfast faith demonstrated by the persecuted Christians of Vietnam. May they not be intimidated by governmental stipulations but rather encouraged to stand firm on the promises of God – relying on Him for the wisdom, diplomacy and favour required to deal appropriately with the authorities. Pray for radical changes to take place in the hearts of the country’s leaders, especially those who are responsible for implementing and administering Vietnam's laws, so that the work of the Gospel will continue to thrive.

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