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HOWLING FOR HOPE IN VIETNAM

20 March 2018

TWR Women of Hope has been active in Southeast Asia for a number of years speaking hope to women who face cultural barriers that diminish their opportunities and hope. Lack of health care, clean water and education remain a problem throughout the region. The Women of Hope programme provides practical guidance about health and family issues that women can relate to, as well as spiritual insight to how much they are valued in the eyes of God.

Here are the stories of two listeners from Vietnam: one from a listener who is building a legacy of faith in her family, and another who is the daughter of the local shaman who was brought up to worship household idols.

 

“First I’d like to send you my warm greeting in the love of our Jesus Christ.

I am very thankful for the radio sent from you which is the means for me to listen to the Word of God.

From the date I received the radio to now, my family members always gather beside the radio every night to hear and write down all the lessons we learn. Your programmes cover all the areas that make us strong in faith and stand firm in the Lord. Our favourite Women of Hope lesson is ‘overcoming miscarriage and infertility’ (Isaiah 54:1). We entrust our life to God every day and seek His will to please Him; for we believe that He is doing good things for us (Jeremiah 29:11). We end this letter here and pray that God’s love and grace are always upon you richly, and that He uses you to be a blessing for our fellow Vietnamese.

With my sincerely thankfulness,

Tam*”

 

“We are all spiritually thirsty. It is a blessing to tune into your radio programme after a hard day’s work. We received a radio to listen to the Word of God through your programme at night. It’s so useful to my family, because as they say, ‘He who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.’

I got rid of the offerings and the altars. I got out of superstition, idolatry and the practice of the ancients. I feel I have escaped a prison of darkness.

Linh*”

 

* Names changed for privacy

 

A brightly dressed Vietnamese woman carries a toddler in a back sling.

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