Prayer diary Vietnam
29 Jan 2017
Recently, CSW spoke to Vietnamese activist Quinny. She was jailed for meeting Hoa Hao Buddhists who were experiencing persecution. An atheist herself, she was inspired as a teenager to defend human rights, including religious freedom for all. Let’s pray for Quinny and for Vietnam today.
- 29 January
Quinny has been arrested and beaten many times for standing up for human rights, including the right to freedom of religion or belief. She’s a dedicated activist and continues to speak up for human rights: give thanks for Quinny’s extraordinary courage and pray for her protection today.
- 30 January
The second time Quinny was arrested was for meeting Hoa Hao Buddhists who are outside the official Hoa Hao organisation. This makes them a target for harassment by the government because they refuse to be a part of the state-sanctioned Hoa Hao body. They’re very poor and experience severe consequences for their independence, and desperately need your prayers today.
- 31 January
Quinny isn’t the only defender of human rights in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai (pictured) has been in prison since December 2015 on charges of ‘conducting propaganda against the state’ under Article 88 of the Penal Code. Please pray for Mr Nguyen’s unconditional release.
- 1 February
Nguyen Van Dai was imprisoned along with his assistant, Le Thu Ha. Like Mr Nguyen, she faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and is at risk of mistreatment and even torture. Let’s pray for her unconditional release, too.
- 2 February
In May 2016 activist Tran Thi Hong was arrested, interrogated and tortured, along with her 18-year-old son. Though she’s now free, Mrs Hong and her family remain at risk, as do all human rights activists in Vietnam. Please pray for their protection and safety today.
- 3 February
Today, as you pray for Vietnam, think of Quinny and all those like her who defend human rights, especially freedom of religion or belief. Pray that God would protect them as they goes about their vital work in Vietnam.
- 4 February
Loving Heavenly Father, thank you for the incredible bravery of all the human rights activists in Vietnam. We pray that their efforts will not go unnoticed by the world, Lord, and that as they carry out their vital work, you will keep them safe. Amen.