Category Archives: Vietnam

Montagnard Christians: Vietnam

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The Montagnard Christians are a small minority group in the central highlands of Vietnam who have been facing religious persecution for several years.  They are fleeing through the malarial infested forests, seeking asylum in Cambodia.  One man said, “It is better to die of starvation in the jungle of Cambodia than to suffer persecution in Vietnam.”  Reports indicate that there are 32-40 people in this group.

Source:  Present Truth Ministries

Father, I can’t imagine what it must be like to leave your home and make a new life in the jungles of a foreign country.  I hold these people up to you and ask You to clear the way before them, and protect the path behind them.  When they walk through the floods, don’t let them wash away.  When they go through the fire, don’t let them burn.  Give them food and shelter, and open up the hearts of the people to whom they are fleeing to care, provide, and protect them.  Make Your presence as real to them as You made it to the men in the fiery furnace.  Keep them safe from illness and wild animals, and lead them to green pastures and still waters.  Bring glory to Yourself through them.

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Nguyen Hong Quang: Vietnam

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On January 18, 2015, Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and an associate pastor were attacked by five men who beat them with bricks and rocks.  The men were taken to the emergency room.  They suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and damaged teeth.  They were on their way to a local Bible college.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs

Father, we thank You for the work You are doing in South Vietnam.  We lift up all the people there, and ask You to show them Your love for them.  Please place Your healing hand upon Pastor Quang and his associate.  Strengthen them, and fill them with mercy and forgiveness toward their attackers.  Pour out Your strength on their congregation and on the Bible college.  Protect the students and teachers and shine Your light through them to all around them.  Amen.

Pao: Vietnam

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Pao, and a group of friends worshiping in his house were attacked by police on July 13, 2014.  Pao was injured when he was hit in the face, and his home was ransacked and smashed.  The attackers threatened to throw him in jail if he didn’t stop worshiping.  Pao has already served prison time for his faith, earning the nickname of “The Buffalo Man” because he was forced to walk on his hands and legs like a buffalo to torture him.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs

What you can do:

  • Pray for Pao and his fellow believers.
  • Pray for the authorities in his village.

Father, I lift up Pao and the forty friends that were with him when they were attacked.  I ask You to free them from fear, fill them with Your glorious presence, and strengthen them with wisdom and conviction.  Show them how to deal with this situation.  Fill them with Your love toward their attackers.  Heal them from their wounds.  I ask You to provide all that’s needed for Pao to repair his home and replace that which was destroyed.  Pour out Your Spirit on this place and bring healing to their land.  For the sake of Jesus’ Name.   Amen.

 

Nguyen Hong Quang: Vietnam

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Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang was attacked, along with several hundred other people, when their Bible School was mobbed by police and local officials.  More than 20 pastors and students were injured in the attack.  The mob broke down the gates to enter the school, and ransacked the buildings.  They beat the people studying there, wreaking havoc for almost two hours.  Pastor Quang, an outspoken leader in the area and the founder of the Bible School, received chest and head wounds.  He has been arrested previously, and his home has been destroyed.  He has suffered many grievous attacks in the past.

What you can do:

  • Pray for Pastor Quang, and all those injured and victimized by the attack.
  • Pray for the people living in the area of the Bible School.
  • Pray for the attackers.

Source Voice of the MartyrsBe a Voice Network

Father, I lift up Pastor Quang and all his people to You.  I thank you for their strength and courage, for their perseverance in all the persecution that they suffer, sometimes on a daily basis.  I ask You to build Your church in Vietnam with power, love, and sound minds.  I ask You to direct their steps, make their way clear and straight before them, and lead them to green pastures and still waters.  I ask you to refresh their souls, to purify their hearts, and settle their minds.  I pray that You will be All in All of them, Father.  Bring them healing, peace, and joy in Your Holy Spirit.  I pray for the people living around the Bible School.  Protect and defend them, reveal Yourself to them, and bring them into the light of Your love.  I pray for those who attacked the school.  Speak loudly and clearly to them.  Choose them for Your children,  Pour out Your Spirit on them.  Surround them with Your love and forgiveness.  Father I ask you to bring beauty out of the ashes of this situation.  In Jesus mighty, healing name!

Qhua Ha: Vietnam

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In February 2013, Qhua Ha, his wife, and his four children became Christians, the only Christian family in their Hmong village.  For months the local authorities and other villagers harassed the family in an attempt to make them renounce their new faith, but they refused.  On April 14, 2014, the family was beaten and driven from their home.  Local authorities seized all their belongings.

What you can do:

Source:  Voice of the MartyrsBe a Voice Network

Father, I pray for Qhua Ha and his family.  How amazing their faith must be to endure being driven from their homes after knowing You for such a short time.  I know that You are providing for all their needs–physical, emotional, spiritual, social.  I thank You for the new jobs You will give them so that they can support their family.  I pray that You will fill them with joy and peace in this very difficult time.  I pray for Your mercy and grace upon those who drove them from their home.  Let there be an amazing awakening in that Hmong village, for the glory of Your name.

Youa Thao: Vietnam

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On December 9, 2013, Youa Thao’s relatives destroyed all of his family’s belongings when they burned down his house, and threw him and his family out of their village.  Because he is a Christian, the authorities refused to do anything about the situation.  Youa Thao and his wife don’t know how they and their three young children will live without their home and family.  They are currently staying with a family in another village.

What you can do:
Please pray for Youa Thao, his family, the people who are housing him, his relatives, and the people in his village.  Pray for strength, endurance, courage, and provision.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs

Dear Father God,
We lift up this brother and sister to You.  They have been harassed, ridiculed, and rejected by their family and friends because of their relationship with You.  Fill every void, and provide for every need in their lives by Your mighty power.  You say that You have already given them everything they need for life and Godliness.  Show them the way.  Help them draw on the resources you have placed within them.  Make Your presence known in an electrifying, life changing way.  Shelter their children.  Raise up people who will support them, love them, care for them, and provide work for them.  Raise up people who will faithfully pray for them, every day, for the long haul.  Come to them, Father.  Let them live within Your love.  Make it clear to them that You will never leave them nor forsake them, no matter how it may look.  Flood their lives with the peace and joy that comes from heaven.  For the glory of Jesus, Amen.

Christians: Vietnam

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Recently, a missionary visited a remote village in Vietnam and shared the good news of Jesus Christ with them.  A group of about 20 villagers accepted Jesus and began meeting together in one of the homes to study and worship.  In October, police raided the home where they were meeting and confiscated their Bibles.  Police were stationed outside the home, not allowing anyone to enter.  They have been warned that if they don’t stop meeting together, the home will be torn down and the group’s leaders will be arrested.

Please pray for these new believers that they will be strong, and that God will give them wisdom and direction about how to handle this situation.  They have asked for prayer.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs