Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Monday 20 August 2012
Daily Prayer - Monday 20 August 2012
Pray for around 200 Christians from the Hmong ethnic minority in Vietnam who have taken refuge in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, to escape persecution at home. In April Barnabas learned that the UNHCR was withdrawing their right to remain in Thailand, thus exposing them to the risk of deportation back to Vietnam. Some of the Christians had been involved in a peaceful protest against the confiscation of their land in May 2011 in which more than 60 protestors were killed by the security forces; even so, they were told that it would probably be safe for them to return. All the Christians have appealed against the decision. Pray that the danger in which they stand will be recognised and that they will be granted refugee status.