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The Bible school was rebuilt after
initially being demolished in 2010.

At 11 p.m. on June 9th, several hundred people -- including police, government officials, civil defense authorities and hired thugs -- raided the Mennonite Bible School in Binh Duong province.

After breaking through the gate, the assailants began ransacking the buildings, pelting hundreds of stones onto the roof and damaging several doors. They also rounded up and beat 47 students and 29 pastors, some of whom were attending a pastor's retreat at the Bible school. Police also brutally attacked the school's principal, Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang. More than 20 were injured in the attack and were prevented from seeking medical help.

The attackers finally dispersed about two hours later. Despite the intimidation, Pastor Quang is determined to continue the work of the Bible school. (To read about a previous attack on this pastor and school, visit our website.)

As the students, staff and pastors recover from this unwarranted attack, pray that God will grant them full physical and emotional healing. May those who require medical attention be permitted by authorities to receive the care they need. Thank the Lord for the ongoing faithfulness of Pastor Quang. Pray that the unwavering witness of this pastor and other dedicated Christian leaders in Vietnam will be used mightily, serving as Godly examples to both other believers and those who have yet to receive salvation in Christ. Please also pray that Vietnam's authorities will respect religious freedom for all citizens and cease from perpetrating further attacks against this school.

To learn more about Vietnam's persecuted church, please visit our online 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.

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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