Vietnam On The Lords Day
We are in Vietnam checking on the progress of the boat construction. All three decks are completed with roughed in electrical and plumbing. We made many decisions about placement of furnishings and wall and floor coverings. We could almost begin to imagine living and working on the boat as we spent most of two days there. Gail is drawing designs for cabinets and closets and desk area for our cabin as we are flying back to Cambodia tonight. I love her more each day. How blessed I am among men!
We met several brothers in Christ this weekend in Vietnam. They held a worship service for about fifty this morning. One missionary is American, another Laotian, and the last is from Cameroon, Africa. They have been asked not to meet anymore and we are fearful that they may all be deported or worse. We were advised not to meet with them as to not draw any additional attention to their presence and to not jeopardize our work. Religious freedom is a wonderful blessing and we dare not take it for granted.
Pray for open doors in Vietnam. There are eighty-nine million who do not know Christ there. I visited a large bookstore in this town of ten million or so and inquired about any "religious material". The young clerk looked perplexed for several long moments and then she smiled from ear to ear. She then pointed to a copy of the latest Harry Potter fiction novel. She followed that up with a copy of The DaVinci Code.