“There is more freedom in Vietnam today than ever before,” said Pastor David during a BTJ lunch meeting yesterday.
Pastor David came to Christ when he was only 13 years old during a time when Christians were hunted down and persecuted by the Communist regime, but today he is experiencing freedom like never before.
“About six years ago things really started to change,” Pastor David reported. “Since then we have been able to register our churches with the government and invite foreign speakers without any problems.”
Pastor David has launched NGO work to share the Gospel message during a time when the economy is booming. As the Chinese economy continues to falter, more and more companies are moving their production to Vietnam. Pastor David currently runs 10 companies based in Ho Chi Minh which are helping many of the companies relocate from China.
Even though there are now more freedoms in Vietnam, the number of new believers is still very small in the economic hub of Ho Chi Minh. “There are about 16 million people in Ho Chi Minh, but only 65,000 Christians,” Danny said, a Christian leader working with Pastor David. BTJ is working with the believers in Vietnam to launch several projects together. The missionaries and evangelists who are currently working in Vietnam still need a lot of prayer.