Can Gio District – People Abiding in Nature
Points of Prayer
- This is the least densely populated district of the city and yet there are still more than 70,000 men and women, boys and girls, families, young and old in need of Christ – pray they abandon their thoughts of the cross as foolishness and turn to the power of God.
- Can Gio is often referred to as the “lungs of Saigon” because of its extensive plant life, swamps, mangrove trees, all producing oxygen – pray that the people will know that life comes from God alone and worship Him giving thanks for the beauty of His creation.
- Pray for the people trapped by the spiritual strongholds represented by Hải Đức, Chùa Tịnh Độ, Thạnh Phước Cổ Tự, Phước Hải, and Quang Minh Như Lai.
Can Gio is the only coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City, found in the Southeast region meeting up with the East Sea. Because it is surrounded by rivers and the sea it is an island, requiring ferries for individuals, motorbikes, cars and trucks to use to go to and from this district.
District Can Gio is largely an ecosystem with unique mangrove trees filling the landscape and often called the ‘lungs of Saigon’ due to the high number of greenery. After crossing by ferry from the north, a small community serves to work the waterways living in stilt houses. Further in small shops and businesses support those living in the area. An hour drive from the ferry and at the southern coast another small population lives along with beachfront hotels and shops.
It’s a beautiful area that continues to slowly develop, but the people of this district need for God to be made known in their lives. Prayer is needed for the Gospel to penetrate and give God glory.
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18