Addressing the Needs of Sound Doctrine

& Christ-Centeredness in SC Vietnam

Dear Ministry Partner,

In the south central part of Vietnam, the presence of various ethnic tribes has led to a diverse religious landscape. Recently, some Christian tribes have undergone a conversion process, shifting from Christianity to Buddhism. In light of this situation, there is a pressing need for good training programs that provide sound doctrine and a Christ-centered approach to support and guide these tribes.

Since 2002, a report from the Institute of Religious Research states that Vietnamese Buddhism places significant emphasis on evangelizing ethnic minorities. The initial number of ethnic minority Buddhists was 1,644, but by 2009 it had increased to 6,000 people, who were mainly from Lam Dong, Dak Lak, and Kon Tum provinces (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Academy of Religious Studies, January 2023).

This story reminds me of the parable of the empty house: “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation. (Mat 12:43-44).  

In the context of Christian tribes converting to Buddhism in the south central part of Vietnam, excellent training programs that offer a Christ-centered approach and sound doctrine are crucially necessary. These programs should focus on preserving Christian identity, deepening biblical understanding, promoting apologetics and interfaith engagement, fostering leadership development and pastoral care, and encouraging community outreach and evangelism. By providing a solid Christian foundation and equipping the converted tribes with the necessary knowledge and skills, these training programs can support them in navigating their new religious context while remaining firmly rooted in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your prayers and support,

National Director/CCI Vietnam

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Update From North Coordinator

We express our gratitude for the abundant grace of God bestowed upon our church. Recently, we organized a three-day and two-night retreat at a homestay situated in the rural vicinity near Hanoi. The retreat served as a unifying event, bringing together a gathering of 30 participants, and within this sacred time, we bore witness to the baptismal immersion of six individuals newly embracing the Christian faith. The primary objective of our retreat was to provide solace, encouragement, and spiritual support to the members of our congregation. We seized this opportunity to reinforce our church's vision, mission, and the profound significance it holds within our community. Throughout the duration of the retreat, we devoutly engaged in acts of worship, communal fellowship, edifying sermons, and recreational pursuits. Attendees were divided into three distinct groups to partake in team-building exercises, the preparation of meals, and the act of selflessly serving one another. As we concluded this blessed retreat, we humbly expressed our heartfelt gratitude to the Lord for His abundant blessings bestowed upon us.

Pastor T

North Coordinator

Church retreat and Baptismal service

Appointment Ceremony

Pastor M has officially taken on a new church in central Vietnam. After more than 6 months, the authorities at all levels of the province approved Pastor M to be the church's pastor with over 500 believers. The inauguration ceremony was attended by authorities, police, religious committees, etc., and many pastors from different denominations. CCI representatives also came to congratulate and give gifts to the family and church.

New Class

We are glad that CCI started a brand new class in northeastern Vietnam in September with 15 pastors from different churches. This province in Vietnam is home to many different ethnic groups, accounting for 55% of the population. There are 22 different ethnic groups residing in the province, with the Hmong ethnic group being one of the largest. Although many Hmong people in this province are Christians, there is a concerning issue of false doctrine infiltrating the community due to inadequate education. This has complicated the religious landscape in the area.

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Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Pray for our new students to be faithful and fruitful in learning.

  • The National Director is planning to build a house to be used as a Bible training center, Christian book company, and a Christian library. It is estimated to cost at least $52,000 for a two-floor building. Pray for God to provide financially.

  •  Pray for God’s provision for teachers’ travels from village to village.

  • Pray to open more classes in the north and central, we need $500/month to support teachers’ travel.

  • Tribal Teachers Development Project - $1,000 every 3 months.
  • CCI Global Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pray that God provides more finances so there will be more teachers from Vietnam who can join this conference. Many would like to go, but do not have the money to buy plane tickets. Please pray for God’s provision for this. If you feel led to help, please click the button below. Thank you.
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