Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!

— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

As we welcomed a new granddaughter recently, our hearts also ached for these children born as refugees. May this gift, however small, alleviate some hungry cries. We continue to pray for peace.

— Ron and Natalie T., MD

Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.

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Thank you for helping God’s people.

— Terri C., IL

Top 5 People Groups

Vietnamese: 79,956,000

Tay: 1,798,000

Muong: 1,384,000

Central Khmer: 1,284,000

Highland Nung: 1,070,000


Buddhist: 52.1%

Non-Religious: 21.4%

Ethnic: 11.1%

Christian: 9.5%

Evangelical: 1.8%

Muslim: 0.6%

Hindu: 0.1%


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About Vietnam

Vietnam is a long, narrow country on the Indochina Peninsula of Southeast Asia, sharing borders with China, Laos, and Cambodia. Its official name is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. With a population of 90 million people, it is the world´s 13th most populous country. Hanoi, the second largest city in Vietnam, has been the capital since the reunification of North and South Vietnam.

The region was colonized by the French in the mid-1800s, and for a brief time it was occupied by Japan in the 1940s. The Vietnamese expelled the French at the end of the First Indochina War and became independent in 1954. Political conflict led to the creation of two rival states—North and South Vietnam. The violence intensified and turned into a brutal war, ending with a communist victory in 1975.

Economic reforms initiated in the mid-1980s have spurred remarkable growth, but the government has been sharply criticized for its human rights violations, particularly relating to religious freedom. While the situation has improved for Christians, churches must receive government registration to operate and many are refused legal status. Discrimination and persecution of ethnic minority Christians persist as the house church movement reaches across rural areas of Vietnam.

The dominant Viet or Kinh people constitute over 84 percent of the population. At least 69 ethnic minority groups have been identified in the country, the largest of which is the Hmong people who live primarily in the mountainous north.

While the Vietnamese have traditionally practiced Buddhism, ancestral worship still permeates the culture. Christians make up about ten percent of the population, of which 1.8 percent are evangelicals.

Recent Prayerline Posts

VIETNAM. There are 21 ethnic, unreached people groups in Vietnam. It will cost $140 per month for a native missionary to reach one. Two missionaries are needed ...

VIETNAM. When persecuted pastors are imprisoned, their families lose the breadwinner. Mission Vietnam supports the families of imprisoned pastors ($600/year) ...

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