Sharing Christ in a Communist Country

What a privilege it was to visit Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam and Cambodia. Both are Buddhist majority countries.  Vietnam is also a communist country and is listed among the top countries in the world that persecute Christians.

I was uncomfortable traveling there since I felt compelled to use our trip for the Lord.  In fact, I was even a bit fearful, especially when our guide told us about the secret police. He said they are everywhere and they may be someone you least expect. I thought to myself “Might it be him?”  Their job is to report anyone who is promoting anti-government propaganda. I’m certain this included Christian literature.

But in Acts 5 the apostles were arrested and flogged and told never again to speak in the name of Jesus Christ.  Two verses later it says, “Day after day they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news of Jesus.”  They did it anyway!

Why did they disobey the law?  It was because they knew the people needed to hear about Jesus!  And I knew those precious Buddhist people needed to hear God’s truth as well!  So every day I was carefully handing out Christian tracts in Vietnamese or Cambodian.

I would hand a tract to someone on the street, in the marketplace or a museum, someone who made eye contact and I sensed warmth and interest.  It was also the Holy Spirit’s leading.  I’d simply say, “I have something for you from America, it’s about Jesus.”  Ninety-nine percent of the people received it with gladness.

  • He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”         Mark 16:15
  • They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.   Acts 5:40b
  • The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.  Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.    Acts 5:41-42


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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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9 Responses to Sharing Christ in a Communist Country

  1. Amy says:

    Praise God. Yes, everyone needs Jesus. Bless you, friend. Go gently now, Amy

  2. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen-Amein Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!! God Bless you Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Family members and Friends!!

    May our ONE TRUE GOD THE FATHER who art in Heaven Above Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED 💜💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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