In October 2012, Every Nation Vietnam celebrated its twelfth anniversary. Within this twelve-year span, Vietnam has aggressively pursued political and economic reforms that have impacted the ministry significantly.
Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy has opened opportunities to missionaries like never before. Twelve years ago, missionaries would meet their contacts in public parks; the core group that inevitably formed soon began to meet regularly in the missionaries’ homes. As the group grew in number, they met in karaoke bars for added security.
As Vietnam began to open up, the group would hold big once-a-month meetings at a fastfood restaurant. It soon pushed the envelope, transferring weekly meetings to a Vietnamese hotel in the heart of the city.
The church immediately grew to over a hundred regular attendees. Today, Every Nation Vietnam meets at the center of an officially registered church whose pastor was kind enough to open his facility to the ministry.
When missionaries first moved to Vietnam to engage its locals, they hardly spoke the language. Using only hand gestures and halting Vietnamese, they shared the gospel with and discipled young students with hand gestures.
Today, they speak fluent Vietnamese and have sent seven local leaders to the Every Nation School of World Missions in Manila.
As the nation opens up to the world, let us remain excited about the bigger possibilities that await our ministry as it continues to honor God and make disciples in the heart of Vietnam.
Stand with us in prayer for Every Nation Vietnam:
• Pray for the safety of the missionaries and Ten Days teams. Believe the Lord for no government intervention, and for them to always be surrounded by God’s protection.
• Pray that more people with hearts for the youth, will rise up and answer the call to bring the gospel to the next generation.