A local believer named Tien and his family were forced to leave their house in south Vietnam in December. The property belonged to the local company that Tien worked for, as the company provided housing benefits to its employees.
Prior to December, a district official confronted Tien about the birthday party he organized at his house the month before. That night, seven new believers were baptized at his birthday celebration.
The same official later charged Tien with conducting an "evangelistic event" for 50 people, and pressured his employer to take away his housing benefit. Despite two decades of service, Tien's employer ordered him out of the company property.
"Tien actively shares his faith with others," said a local source. "A hundred people have come to Christ through his ministry. Please pray for him and his family."
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Rank: 18 Previous Rank: 15 Leader: President Truong Tan Sang Government: Communist state Religion: Buddhism Population: 91.6 million (9.7 million Christians) Source of persecution: Communist oppression/Dictatorial paranoia