Unreached of Day: 2022-1-28

Vietnamese in Cambodia

Vietnamese in Cambodia

Vietnamese in Cambodia

The Vietnamese living in Cambodia today are a people without a country. They are not citizens of Cambodia. They are not allowed to take jobs that could be filled by a Cambodian. Vietnam will not permit them to return to their original home. The Vietnamese came to Cambodia for many reasons. In 1863, when Cambodia became a French colony, many Vietnamese were brought to Cambodia by the French to work on plantations and occupy civil service positions.

Ministry Obstacles

Buddhism and animism are deeply ingrained in the Vietnamese and Cambodian cultures. If a Vietnamese person becomes a believer, he or she risks being alienated by his or her family and neighbors.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can start and run schools that cater to Vietnamese children. Medical teams can come and help the Vietnamese whose needs are often neglected by the Cambodian government.

Scripture Focus

"And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground."  Nehemiah 8:5-6

Scripture Prayer

May this people group have Holy Spirit reverence for the Lord when they hear His word.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Cambodian Vietnamese believers would grow strong in the faith and be able to meet the needs of their families. Pray that the Vietnamese in Cambodia would be able to gain a better legal position, so they are able to gain jobs and own businesses and homes. Pray that God would multiply local churches among the Vietnamese in Cambodia this decade.

Vietnamese in Cambodia

People Name: Vietnamese
Country: Cambodia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 827,000
World Population: 85,921,900
Language: Vietnamese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherent: 3.0%
Evangelical: 0.17%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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