“I like working here” said Tu as she served food to a customer. “At least I
have a job and get to eat from what we cook each day. But I wish there was
more I could hope beyond that. If there is, I haven’t ever found it.”
Thousands of restaurants are scattered throughout Ho Chi Minh City – from chain restaurants to small roadside food stands. Restaurant work, whether it be as a cook or server in a restaurant, or making coffee at a stand on the sidewalk furnished only with small plastic stools — leaves those completing the work exhausted at the end of the day, often barely able to make ends meet.
Restaurants are found on virtually every street or in every neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurants also reach every socio-economic segment of the city from the wealthiest to the poorest.
Pray with us for the restaurant and other service industry workers that they might find Christ!
—Pray for Tu, and other restaurant workers like her. Pray that in the midst of their busy and tiring work they will find the love and strength of God.
—Pray for the Gospel to be shared broadly among restaurant workers, impacting not only them and their families but also the customers they serve.
—Pray that as restaurant workers have contact with every part of the city in this way, so also will the Gospel of Jesus Christ touch every segment of Ho Chi Minh City.
Each day from October 1 to October 10 we will be publishing one of the 10 Faces of Ho Chi Minh City with prompts to pray as we lead up to our 10/10 Day of Prayer for the city.