http://www.barnabasfund.org Nguyen Hong Quang was beaten unconscious by police and his Bible school demolished by bulldozers on Tuesday 14 December 2010. He was arrested and detained with five members of his congregation. All were later released.
It is thought that this attack on Pastor Quang was carefully coordinated. In September 2010, a government-owned newspaper published a number of critical reports about Quang and, following the reports, leaders and students associated with Quang were pressured by officials to sever ties with his church.
This is not the first time that Quang, a pastor and human rights activist, has suffered at the hands of the authorities. He was arrested in 2004 and charged with “interfering with officials carrying out their duties” after he called for the release of Christians who had been imprisoned for distributing Christian literature in Ho Chi Minh City. He was freed in 2005.
- Pray for our brothers and sisters in Vietnam and ask the Lord to give His people strength to withstand persecution. Pray particularly for Pastor Quang, that the authorities will stop harassing him and that he will be able to continue his valuable ministry. Pray for his complete healing.