The Street Vendor - Radical

The Street Vendor

On a typical work day for Sai,* she could walk miles of city blocks with her shop on her shoulders. Her hopes of a meal for the day depend on emptying the two baskets dangling from a bamboo pole. Like many in large cities, Sai operates a portable store, selling anything from drinks and cigarettes to fresh fruit and spring rolls.

Like Sai, many Vietnamese people are street vendors, making a living selling whatever they can. They carry heavy loads on foot, by motorbike, on sidecars, or on bicycles. Many street vendors live hand-to-mouth lifestyles, with their daily meals depending on what they are able to sell. For those who have children, life is especially hard as they try to support their families on fluctuating incomes.

As you look at the photos below, take a moment to pray for street vendors in Vietnam.

Pray for street vendors in Vietnam to find the provision and love offered in a relationship with Christ.

Pray for the economy of Vietnam to continue to grow and for street vendors to be able to make enough to care for their families.

Pray for Christians in Vietnam to take every opportunity to show love and share the message of salvation with street vendors as they walk through cities and purchase items from them.

*Name changed

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Harper McKay is a missionary in Malaysia who has served as a guest contributor for Radical covering missions and work among the unreached.

Less than 1% of all money given to missions goes to unreached people and places.*

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Let's change that!