Vietnam has sentenced a Christian human rights lawyer and a Protestant pastor to long prison terms for speaking out for the rights of religious minorities in this Communist nation with a majority Buddhist population. Click here for the story.
How Cross International is making an impact
Strict laws against evangelism pose a great challenge to those who wish to tell their Vietnamese neighbors about Jesus, but Cross is working with Vietnam’s Christians to reach the lost in other ways. By meeting the material needs of the poor, Christians are able to attract nonbelievers to local churches and facilitate opportunities to share the Gospel. As a result, negative attitudes toward Christianity begin to change, and churches are given more freedom to impact their communities.