“To be a Christian leader in Vietnam is a tough thing,” said Mahn, who works for a Bible college in Vietnam and is also the assistant to the president of an evangelical church in Vietnam that oversees more than one thousand churches. “Vietnam is still a Communist country, which means Christianity is not an option for many people. But I see God at work in Vietnam. Many young people and educated people start searching for truth and start asking questions about who Jesus is, and come to believe in him. Many believe in a hidden way, but many of them certainly believe in Jesus.
“The Church is the Hope of the World”
“We need the Church. The church is the hope of the world. And we can take something from the church, and give it to the world. They can know Christ in a way that they’ve never experienced before. I was in seminary for five years in the Philippines, and I attended five different GLS events in Manila,” said Mahn. “While I was there, I yelled out and prayed, ‘Please, God. Give Vietnam the GLS!’ And here we have it.”
To be a Christian leader in Vietnam is tough. Vietnam is still a Communist country, and that means Christianity is not an option for many people. “I see God at work in Vietnam,” said Mahn. “Many young people and educated people start searching for truth and start asking questions about who Jesus is, and have come to believe in him. Many believe in a hidden way, but many of them certainly believe in Jesus.”
Mahn shares his grander vision to reach his nation. “We can take something from the church, and give it to the world,” said Mahn. “They can know Christ in a way that they’ve never experienced before. My grander vision is to see that Vietnam becomes a Christian nation. I believe a nation that knows Christ is a blessed nation. Jesus Christ can be the Lord of Vietnam. Vietnam will one day become a Christian nation. That is my dream. That is what we’re praying for.”
Pray for Vietnam
“I believe to become a Christian in Vietnam is a blessing, but at the same time Christians have to face daily persecution and difficulty. Many other Christian leaders can benefit from the GLS like I have.” Please pray for the GLS in Vietnam. “Pray that we will learn from the GLS this year, and apply it to our country. Pray that we will be brave enough to bring the GLS to Vietnam, and multiply it across our country. I believe it can be a good tool to evangelize, and multiply leaders and to share Christ with other people in a different way than what we’ve been doing up till now,” said Mahn.
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