Area: 331,653 sq km
Long, narrow country occupying the entire eastern and southern coastline of Indochina.
Population: 89,028,741 Annual Growth: 1.15%
Official language: Vietnamese Languages: 106 All languages
Largest Religion: Buddhist
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Increased numbers of Bibles in Vietnamese and major tribal languages are printed and released with permission from the government. This is a great need, as the Church has spread rapidly and has a shortage of Bibles in the heart languages of Vietnams peoples. Many Christian books and study materials have recently been published, some by the governments own publishing company.
The deepest spiritual allegiance in Vietnam is not to Communism, nor to the amalgam of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism traditionally practiced by Vietnamese. It is the veneration and worship of ancestors that runs deepest and across most religious practices. Its impact is usually underestimated. Christians face hard questions in dealing with this issue biblically. Pray for the gospel to be wisely contextualized into this reality even while generational bonds that run counter to Christ are broken.
For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Vietnam.