Bible Society Vietnam (BSV) has established The Christian Library in Ho Chi Minh City and is aiming for it to be locally sufficient by 2024. This project will support two key staff and grow the Library resources to 20,000 titles.
BSV is keen to grow its capacity in Bible engagement and advocacy through this project, along with deepening relationships with churches and the Vietnamese community of Christian businesspeople.
Up to 3,000 students are enrolled in theological education and ministerial training programs in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of these theological programs have no library, which means the students are under equipped in their theological training.
Preachers and church workers are desperate to refresh their Bible engagement and theological reflection in order to improve their preaching. Evangelical lay people are also keen to gain a greater understanding of the Bible.Yet, before this project, there was no Christian library anywhere in Communist Vietnam. Praise God that this inaugural Christian Library, with BSV holding the operating licence, has official government approval!
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.