Day 18

MAY | 2022

Vietnam

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A well-known social commentator was jailed for five years for making propaganda against the state. Le Van Dung released 12 short video clips outlining some criticisms of the government, which resulted in his arrest, trial, and sentencing. Pray for the political prisoners in Vietnam to encounter Jesus while in prison. Pray they may have soft hearts towards the love and justice of Jesus Christ.  May they come to know that our all-powerful God is great and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom (The Bible, Psalm 145:3).

Source: Vietnam jails activist for 5 years over ‘anti-state’ acts (Reuters)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Economic reforms launched in 1986 have brought about significant growth and development; its performance during recent years has been the fastest in the previous ten. Of its 95 million people, 70 percent are under the age of 35. One of the last Communist states in the world, Vietnam’s government exerts great power. The state enforces strict controls over political and religious expression. House churches remain illegal, and churches must register though approval is rarely given as Christianity is viewed with suspicion and considered a Western influence.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Trương Tấn Sang
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
POPULATION
94,349,000
CHRISTIANS
9.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
19
REFUGEES
11,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.16 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.3%