According to Open Doors International, Vietnam has moved to the #16 spot on the World Watch List for persecution of Christians. So what does this mean?
In 2014 violence against Christians continued with reports of church buildings and Christians’ homes being destroyed. Many Christians in rural areas experience threats from officials and oppression from their communities. Producing and distributing legal Christian materials can be difficult and is highly restricted. The Communists still see Christianity as a foreign influence and keep tight restrictions.
For more on what being #16 means for persecution in Vietnam, check out our blog post Climbing the Persecution List.
Pray for Christian leaders and pastors, especially those in the north and central highlands where authorities keep a close watch on their activities.
Pray for Christians who have been persecuted to remain strong in their faith and to boldly proclaim the gospel.
Throughout the month of May 2015, we are asking individuals, families, groups of friends, small groups, and churches to join with us and commit to pray for the peoples of Vietnam. We will be posting stories and sharing ways to pray daily through the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also download a prayer guide and other resources here.