Final update from Vietnam, many healed and delivered.
We are now in Cambodia on behalf of our local church but we wanted to send you our last update from Vietnam and say thank you again to those of you that supported this trip. Especially our friends that helped with the leaders conferences and sowed into a time of rest for us. Also our wonderful church families in Southern California. It's been such a gift, we're grateful to you and the Lord. Your continued prayers and support encourage us and so many others. - Blessings, Stuart and Cathy Greer
We are now in the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. As we prepare to leave we can’t help but reflect on the differences between the northern part of the country and the south. The southern part of the nation includes Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) which is an international business hub for Southeast Asia. A modern city Saigon appears to displays a free enterprise system and the government control is not that visible but in the north it’s completely different situation. Hanoi city is located in the northern part of the country and is the seat of the Vietnamese government. When we drove by the remains of Ho Chi Minh, saw a two-story statue of Stalin and a memorial that celebrated the shooting down of Senator John McCain that’s when it really begin to hit us, we’re in communist country. We couldn’t help but think of all the people who died here including many Americans. We listened everyday as the loud speakers went off over the city in morning and at night blaring the communist government information ending with the nations anthem. All the while life goes on here in the Hanoi. People are buying and selling, doing the best they can to provide for their families and working long hours with an average monthly income of $200 to $500. There is a heavy spiritual atmosphere that seems to be resting over the city.
The first generation believers we met are currently experiencing some freedom to gather and worship due to recent government permission. It seems to be a window of time for them and they’re so grateful. Of course this was not always the case and many of them told us their stories of persecutions. How they would worship with no music and only whisper their songs. We heard stories of abuse, times when they were hauled off to jail, the fear they experienced wondering if they would ever see their families again. As disappointed as you are with the US government let us all rejoice that we can still freely worship God. Even for us in Hanoi. We stayed in a tourist spot for our own security, trying hard to keep a low profile. We were rushed many times out of taxis, down alleys at night and up the stairs of remote buildings, then ushered into a small rooms where 30-50 believers would be worshiping the Lord and waiting for us. It was an honor to be with these believers almost all first generation Christians. Many of them told us we were the first Americans to ever come and visit them. As a resulted our small meeting rooms were so packed people sat in the windows, cooking areas and hallways. Every night we spoke on deliverance, forgiveness, walking in holiness and would do group deliverance. We also spoke about revival and how it starts with you. One day we tried to change our message but the Lord stop us and said go back to deliverance. We only later discovered word had gotten out and many of the people were coming to the meetings to get delivered. After ever teaching we would cast out demons and heal the sick. All the believers were encouraged not look to the leaders but know their own authority and walk in it. With no ministry team and so much need for deliverance we instructed people to cast demons out of themselves. It was crazy! With garbage bags and the power of God moving people started getting free in Jesus Name! Many were healed as spirits of infirmity were commanded to go! Every kind of body pain you can imagine, ringing in the ear, crippled hands, frozen shoulders, back, neck, leg and more were completely healed! The Kingdom of God was breaking out through them! Praise God!
We don’t know how long the door will be open in Vietnam but we praise God our church could walk through it. In end hundreds were delivered, leaders were equipped, 200 deliverance handbooks were distributed and people came to Christ. God is so good. The love, devotion and commitment to Christ the Vietnamese believers have shown in the midst of difficulty is sobering. We’re so grateful to have met them and to have had the opportunity to minister along side them. Thank you for sowing into the lives of these beautiful believers and into the church here in Vietnam.
Grateful for you,
Stuart and Cathy Greer
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Prayer Requests. Please pray for the funds and the details for the following projects.
1. Remaining funds Motorcycle truck for Northern Ghana
2. Funds to pay our book keeper and tax preparation
3. Pastors and leaders in central and northern, Ghana.
4. Additional income for living expenses for us personally.
5. We can translate Stuart's book into spanish.