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These Christians in Southeast Asia hold the
charred cross from their destroyed church.

Officials in Cao Bang province in northern Vietnam are continuing in their persecution of Christians (read the story). Recently, two Hmong families were forced to move from their village by local officials who demanded they give up their new-found faith or leave.

Those who live in Cao Bang are very poor and still practice ancestor worship; those who convert to Christianity are forced to leave the village. Instead of giving up their faith, the two Christian families moved to Thai Nguyen province. Although the land is inadequate for farming, they are happy to be able to freely worship God.

Please pray for these families and other Christians from Cao Bang province as they are forced to establish new lives in new places. As sufferings overflow, pray that their comfort in Christ will be more than enough for them (2 Corinthians 1:5). Also pray that God will soften the hearts of the Cao Bang authorities.

For more on Vietnam's persecuted Church, go to the Vietnam Country Report.

Current Ministry Project

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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