Story of Hope: Brother Bao


"In Vietnam (#17 on the World Watch List), getting Bibles to people isn’t easy. Converts to Christianity from Buddhist or ethnic-animist backgrounds face increasing persecution," says Open Doors, USA. "For the last two years, Bao, a 33-year-old believer in Ho Chi Minh City, has served as a partner with Open Doors’ Children’s Bible Project in Vietnam. In the last year, Bao has given away more than 100,000 children’s Bibles throughout Vietnam, where churches gather in secret, squeezed by increasing restrictions against practicing any other faith other than Buddhism. Based on statistics, he says, the need for Bibles may be up to 2 million people."

More about Bao's high-risk adventures of distributing God’s Word can be read on Open Door's Blog post Why This Bible Smuggler Risks His Life In Vietnam.