Planning a new project during a pandemic is difficult work. Unforeseen complications, ever-shifting restrictions, and the danger of the virus itself all make event-organizing incredibly challenging.
And yet Bibles For The World has been working on a new initiative for some time now. They’re focusing on Vietnam, a country with high persecution rates and very few Christians. In fact, Vietnam lands 21st on Open Doors’ World Watch List, a ranking of countries with the highest persecution rates.
For years, Vietnam has been on the radar for Bibles For The World’s John Pudaite. Until now, they’ve simply been biding their time.
“We always look for opportunities to do things legally, to print and distribute God’s word, and that’s always been one of our principles,” Pudaite says. “My father always used to say that ‘This Book, the Bible, is the Book of the King of Kings. We’re going to take it in through the front door, we’re not going to take it in through the back door.’”
For the first time, pieces are coming together that could see Bibles For The World getting permission to distribute Bibles in Vietnam. According to Pudaite, “we have a number of international partners that are planning major projects or events over the next 12 to 18 months in Vietnam, and they have received government permission for these events. In addition, we have been introduced to a number of national indigenous partners, Christians inside Vietnam, who are willing to work with us.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Alex Anhalt
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for Vietnamese believers looking for hope.
- Ask God to come alongside Bibles For The World as they continue planning this project.
- Thank Him for the pieces that have come together to make this conversation possible.