Day Five – The day starts early for factory workers. Gates open and workers trickle in on motorbike or on foot. Usually a worker will carry in a water container with them, as lunch will be provided. Making shoes, clothing, furniture, and plastic containers are just a few of the products from the countless factories which ring the edges of Ho Chi Minh City. Work contracts for the factory workers are not very stable, causing their work hours and income to fluctuate greatly. Pray for factory workers of the city to look beyond the immediate needs to that of the eternal and God’s offer of hope.
Some factories in the city can number into the tens of thousands of workers, and others consider themselves a factory at a dozen workers. Streaming into the city from the countryside or those from Ho Chi Minh City itself, these workers could be the beginning of a Gospel movement touching all the city and all the country. Pray for workers to hear the Good News, accept God’s free-gift, and share with their co-worker, family, and friends. “Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18