GLS Impact | Leaders of Hope in Vietnam (Part 6 of 7)

Most people are surprised to find out that an event like the Global Leadership Summit is growing in places like Vietnam — a country some people consider a godless nation.

But what we’ve seen in the relatively small community of Christians in Vietnam, are growing passionate churches, hungry to bring the Gospel to their communities.

Through the GLS and the support of generous donors, thousands of Christians are being trained and equipped in their leadership in Vietnam.

In light of Vietnam’s New Year celebration this week, we’ve been sharing testimonies of leaders from all over Vietnam who attended the GLS last month, many of them moved to do extraordinary things because of the encouragement they received.

When Albert Tate shared about the power of “dumb” ideas, I saw myself in that context. I was the first one in the north region of Vietnam who decided to go rescue drug addicts. I took them to my home to care for them and disciple them to be good people in life. Many people at that time opposed my “dumb” idea. It is exactly like Albert Tate shared—Jesus uses “dumb” ideas to transform people. What is limited in our hands is not limited in God’s hands. We just bring our ideas to God, and when we step out of the way, we see the awesome wonder of God’s work. Yes, Lord! I am seeing the grace of God! Up to now, there are about one thousand drug addicts who are saved by God’s power and grace. Thanks to God for His love. And thanks to God for providing me with very encouraging teachings from the GLS. I am also inspired to keep leading my church. The teaching also reminded me to share my leadership knowledge and God’s grace to others in order to enlarge the capacity of the leaders of my church. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my heart. – Nguyen Van Cam, church leader, Vietnam

 

What strikes me most today, is that changing our thinking can change our life. If Abraham had just stayed in his homeland, he wouldn’t have become the leader to change the world. The church now is bound by traditions and old doctrines and doesn’t want to move on. The GLS has taught me a lot of things. But what I really want to share and take back to my congregation is about the power of the local church. I will encourage and influence my sheep about their role in the community. A Christian is not just the one who believes to be saved – that’s not enough. Christians are the salt and light of the world to influence the community and to create a better world, to do greater things to serve God. – Pastor Do Thanh Nhan, Vietnam

 

I feel the day of the Lord is at hand when I and every leader unite in their leadership and love. Never before have the churches from so many denominations gathered at such an event. This is the time of revival, the time of uniting the believers from the North and the South. I feel it is the power of God that gives us such wonderful messages that I never learned before. The GLS helps us be aware of where we are standing, and realize clearly our heavenly calling to do His works. These lessons encouraged me a lot in my ministry. I am especially impressed with the message shared by Chris Brown. He challenges all of us as leaders about our attitude toward our roles. We have healthier thinking and are led to change. I am grateful to the Lord who made this GLS happen in Vietnam. It’s the best event I have ever attended. – Pastor Tran Dong San, Vietnam

Thank you for pray for and supporting the growth of the GLS in Vietnam!

To learn more about how the GLS came to be in Vietnam, watch this video.

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