Christmas Care packs were provided to 397 children of persecuted Christian families. The Christians living in these areas are poor and often face discrimination because of their faith. They frequently...
Vietnam has a repressive communist government that actively restricts Christian worship. While Christian worship is legal, the government views Christians and churches as a threat to its power and control. Minority tribal groups, such as the Hmong, generally face the most violent and harsh forms of persecution from local authorities. Churches continue to grow as believers faithfully reach out despite these challenges.
Recently, VOM Australia received the following report from one of our field workers:
“It was sad that while many people around the world were celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, there was a church in [rural central province], that became surrounded by hundreds of local authorities trying to stop the church members from coming to worship.
“The churches in [southern province] were no better; many of the church members were prevented from coming to join Christmas celebrations. In fact, there was a group of key members who were stopped and attacked by the authorities on their way to church.
“One young girl, Zang was kicked in the chest so hard, she ended up coughing up blood. she had to be admitted to hospital. Later, two other brothers were also attacked. One of the victims, Sam, sustained severe head and facial injuries, plus two broken legs. He was rushed to hospital and was in a coma for more than a day. He is continuing medical treatment.
“Please remember them in your prayers.”
Voice of the Martyrs Australia is covering the costs of medical treatment for the victims.