District 4 – People With a Past
Points of Prayer
- District 4 for many years held a reputation as a center of criminal activity – pray for restoration of the people there which can only be achieved through the Gospel.
- The Saigon Port or the network of ports under that name is headquartered in this district – pray that as goods come and go through the port so the Gospel would flow freely in this district and the city.
- Pray for the students of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law among students of other schools in this district.
- Pray for the people trapped by the spiritual strongholds represented by Chùa Long Nguyên and other spiritual sites of this district.
Surrounded by tributaries of the Saigon River, this small district is like a triangle island when viewed from up above with a remarkable number of bridges.
District 4 leaves an impression of twisted alleys and numerous roads intersecting the crowded working-class neighborhoods. Because many workers are predominantly manual laborers, the language, and the attitude of the people in this district are not as quiet and formal.
There is no surprise to overhear the sound of shouting and arguing even though a good number of pagodas and temples are found on almost every street. In the 80’s and 90’s this district was even known as the ‘mafia district’, once ruled by a notorious crime boss.
The people in District 4 need our prayers for peace and hope for their lives.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned.