They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Romans 1:25 HCSB
The Vietnam News Agency reported that on Monday in the Bac Lieu Province of Vietnam around 10,000 fishermen gathered to join in a whale worship festival. Such festivals and whale worship are not uncommon along the 2,000 plus miles of coastline of Vietnam where the majority derive their livelihood from the ocean. This particular festival centered around the opening of a new temple in Bac Lieu. Loading into dozens of small boats the fishermen went a short distance out from the coast to pray and invite passing whales to become official deities at the new temple.
Pray with us for the peoples of Vietnam to recognize that every good gift comes from God be it on land or sea. Pray that God will open their eyes as they seek connection to the spiritual that they would find the Creator God and not be content with the lie. Pray that God will send laborers into the harvest field of Bac Lieu Province to share the Gospel with the people there.