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The Vietnamese government released Nguyen Van Ly ahead of a 23 May visit by President Barack Obama.

The 70-year-old’s latest imprisonment began in 2007, when he was convicted of propaganda against the state. In 2010, he spent 16 months at home because of ill health, but he was recalled to prison in 2011.

Although his health has reportedly deteriorated during the imprisonment, he is said to be doing well mentally and spiritually.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

 Prayer Points

  • Praise God for this wonderful answer to prayer and ask the Lord to help Van Ly overcome the difficulties he has had to endure while in prison.
  • Praise God Van Ly has been granted the strength to hold fast to his faith during his long stay in prison.
  • Pray the Lord will protect Van Ly and provide him with opportunities to share his testimony to encourage others in their faith.

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