The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Vietnam is a long, narrow land occupying the eastern coastline of Indochina.
Most Vietnamese live in the coastal plains and farm rice or catch fish for
a living. The economy is dependent on agriculture and is tightly controlled
by the Communist government.
After a bloody war Vietnam became independent
from France in 1954. The nation quickly split into two states: a Communist
North and a more democratic South. In 1957 the North Vietnamese Communists
invaded South Vietnam, and the two sides fought for the next 18 years, until
a Communist victory in 1975.
Although laws guarantee religious freedom, in
practice all religious groups are severely persecuted. Christians make up a
rapidly growing 10% of the population.
|For further information and specific prayer points for Vietnam,
look up the book
"Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone.
Select a People Group
Han Chinese (Mandarin),
Man Cao Lan,