World Evangelist Luis Palau Welcomed into Vietnam

Apr 06, 2011, 14:49 ET from Luis Palau Association

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World evangelist Luis Palau arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 5, greeted by large crowds and much fanfare. The enthusiasm for his arrival reflects the excitement of local Christians for spreading the Good News in their country. It also represents the kickoff of historic events in the nation, focusing on unified, area-wide evangelistic gatherings over the next several months.

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Palau is joining with Christian leaders throughout Vietnam for celebration events between now and June. With events scheduled in Ho Chi Minh City (Old Saigon), Hanoi, and Danang, the effort will focus on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Protestant church in the nation. The gatherings will be the first of their kind since the country's reunification in 1975.

The effort—directed by local believers—will include a series of region-wide evangelistic gatherings, starting with events in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi over the next several days. Local Christians throughout Vietnam are highly anticipating these gatherings.

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