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Nguyen Van Dai

Nguyen Van Dai, a Vietnamese human rights lawyer and religious freedom advocate was recently released after serving his four-year sentence. Van Dai, arrested in March 2007 on accusations relating to his defense of religious freedom (click here for more information), must still fulfill a four-year administrative, or "house arrest," sentence.

Praise the Lord for Van Dai's release! Ask God to fill him with enduring hope and faith as he serves his house arrest sentence. Pray that the Church in Vietnam will continue to grow and be a light to others. Pray for comfort for the many other Vietnamese Christians in prison.

You can encourage an imprisoned Vietnamese Christian by writing to him or her online at www.PrisonerAlert.com. You can also download VOM's free letter-writing guide, "Doing Time for God," which equips you to write to prisoners of faith around the world at.

For more on the persecution of Vietnamese Christians, go to the Vietnam Country Report.

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VOMC is helping to provide solid Biblical teaching and training uniquely suited to the needs of a specific tribal group as an opportunity to equip Vietnam’s persecuted church so they can stand firm in their faith and reach out to others in their communities with the powerful message of the Gospel.

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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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