Monday, February 2, 2015

Pastor Quang, Was Beaten by Unknown Attackers in Vietnam

Have you heard of Steve and Robyn's book, Broken Minds, Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It?  It has been read by many people who say that it was a blessing to them. It comes in hard back, E-book and Kindle. It is published by Kregel Publications of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Pastor Quang suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and numerous other injuries when he and an associate pastor were attacked on Jan. 18 in southern Vietnam.

Some ask us at Heartfelt Counseling Ministries; why do you include the persecuted church in your purpose statement?  The reason for this is that those persecuted suffer serious disturbances of mind, mood and body. They may not have mental illness, but they have much grief, agony and sorrow in their lives every day.   Our merciful Father is pleased when we obey the command found in Hebrews 13:3,that says: "Remember the prisoners, as those in prison with them, and those who are ill treated, since you yourselves are also are in the body." This is what could be called a "commanded empathy.  Do you know and feel your brothers and sisters in Christ suffering. You need to be educated about the condition of body of Christ, since you are part of it. We seek to give you that awareness. 
Pastor Quang and his associate pastor were attacked by five men on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18,2015 near a Bible school that Pastor Quang founded in southern Vietnam. The attackers threw bricks and rocks at the pastors until they collapsed to the ground, and then kicked them repeatedly. Pastor Quang suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and injuries to his jaw and teeth. He has been arrested in the past because of his evangelical work and has faced violent attacks from both local authorities and hired thugs. Many church leaders and students affiliated with the Bible school have also been arrested, beaten and harassed. VOM Australia is helping pay the pastors' medical expenses. No one has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Please go to this link and listen to a very short video on a pastor in Vietnam who has said, "As for me and my generation, we will not be afraid." .