Poverty Alleviation ministry in Vietnam
We are delighted to begin a new partnership with Saigon Reformed Presbyterian Church, located in Santa Ana, California, to implement poverty alleviation ministries in rural Vietnam.
Led by Pastor Nguyen Xuan Bao, Saigon Church has been on at least 138 mission trips to Vietnam. Their ministry includes water well construction, bridge construction, and rice bag distribution. Our partnership will focus on the water well ministry.
Mission Trip Testimony
In partnership with SOMEDCO and local pastors, we are building water wells for clean water and ministry among tribal groups in rural Vietnam.
Beneficiaries: Ngọc Lăc Community
Population: 200 people
Four Tribal Groups: Kinh, Mường , Giao, Thánh
There are more than 200 members of the Ngọc Lăc Church, but the regular attendees are usually only 35-45 people in the main church and 15-25 people in the two groups of Lang Chanh and Quang Trung. Some of these faithful attendees live as far away as 55 km (34 miles) from the church.
The church members are of four ethnic groups: Kinh, Mường , Giao, and Thánh, and there are over 70 children from among these ethnic groups in the church as well. Worship services are held in the universal Chinese language.
3 Wells Completed So Far
The wells are being built to help the church's people. This includes wells for the church building itself and also for homes to serve families with water difficulties.
January 2017: Another Well in Progress
Thanks to our generous donors, we have met our fundraising goal of $3,600 USD to install 6 water wells in rural Vietnam!
We are pleased to partner with Vietnam Tribal Ministry to serve the local tribal people in rural Vietnam. Our first project will be to help the community in the mountainous areas of Thanh Hoa province get clean water.
The members of Ngoc Lac Church live in a mountainous area in Thanh Hoa province. Due to the geographical challenges, these families face many economic difficulties. They especially are in need of a clean water resource.
Currently the community's water source is from a water storage lake at the foot of a mountain. The local people must carry a pot on their heads and walk a long way to get water to fill their cement reservoirs at home. As the water flows through the mountain area, it does not meet hygiene standards. The local people desperately need a source of clean water. Out of all the challenges the locals face, having clean water is the top priority.
Read about the life-changing stories on the mission field.