CHRISTIAN RALLY IN VIETNAM
The Love Hanoi Festival with Franklin Graham was the first of its kind in communist Vietnam. Four hundred buses brought thousands of people to the evangelistic rally in Northern Vietnam. Graham preached to 10,000 people who filled a sports complex and watched outside on giant screens. He says that though there is evidence of persecution, Christians in Vietnam are gaining more religious freedom while people in the West are gradually losing theirs. He told The Christian Post he hopes the Vietnamese government will see that Christians are not enemies, but are some of the best citizens in the country.
BOY KILLED BY GRENADE
A seven-year-old Christian boy was killed in a grenade attack on the gates of a Christian community in Pakistan at the beginning of December. Two other people were injured in the explosion, which shattered the windows of nearby homes.
SURGERY ON BOARD SHIP
Mercy Ships reports that a doctor has performed the 30,000th surgery, ten years after he operated in the very first surgery on board the hospital ship Africa Mercy. Dr Glenn Strauss has also trained 47 ophthalmic surgeons who will provide tens of thousands of cataract surgeries in Africa and around the world.