Recently the government published drafts of two decrees. One decree says that unregistered churches will remain illegal in Vietnam and subject to criminal penalties, while registered churches are bound by regulations that the new decree tightens and further extends. The other decree explains all the punishments for infractions of the Law on Belief and Religion. Punishments range from warnings and fines to the shutting down of organizations and institutions. Pray that these drafts will be rejected. Pray for a new beginning for freedom to be extended to the Christian faith in Vietnam. Pray that the Lord will give wisdom to churches as they negotiate restricted and regulated life (The Bible, Isaiah 30:21).