If you didn’t catch our previous announcement, Vietnam is our Secret Church 15 prayer focus. Why are we highlighting this area? Two reasons, both of which you’ll hear more about in the coming months on the Secret Church blog. Make sure you go there for regular posts and updates.
- Unreached People Groups – Vietnam has 74 unique people groups comprised of 93,530,125 individuals. Of those, 71 are unreached. More so, of those unreached groups, 23 are unengaged. The gospel only reaches three people groups in the country.
- Persecution – According to Open Doors’ World Watch List, Vietnam is the 16th worst country for Christians to live in. This is in terms of persecution. For instance, much of the opposition comes from communist authorities. Family and friends of believers may not exactly welcome Christianity in a country dominated mostly by Buddhism and animism.
Previously learned, persecution accompanies witness. The goal of persecution is to silence witness. This means we cannot simply pray for suffering Christians to endure and persecution to end. We must pray for the gospel to increase and the number of UPGs to decrease.
On behalf of the persecuted Christians and their persecutors, and also on behalf of the unreached peoples and those trying to reach them, won’t you join us in praying for Vietnam?