Also called Hội Quán Ôn Lăng, Chùa Quan Âm or Chùa Ông Lào
12 Lão Tử
P. 11, Q. 5
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This temple was originally built in the 1800’s by Chinese immigrants predominately from the Chaozhou area who had settled in Cholon. It is a blend of many varied religious practices. Originally the temple was built as primarily a Taoist worship center with an emphasis on the Jade Emperor, Ngọc Hoàng but later also included the worship of the sea goddess Thien Hau and ultimately the Buddhist goddess of mercy Quan Am. The temple is now known as the Quan Am Temple.
When we visited the temple I was struck initially by the number of different idols and points of worship. We spoke with people who told us they came to pray to various gods and also to pray to their ancestors. I was able to start a conversation with one lady and began to share my testimony with her but as I began to talk about my faith in Jesus she just walked away from me.
God I pray that you will raise up Believers here in this city that can reach out to the people around this temple. God please help the Chinese and Vietnamese people of this neighborhood to know of your message of salvation. I pray that you will break down the barriers, the blinders that keep them from seeing your truth.
When we went in to the temple I saw a little boy who was being taught how to pray by his family. My heart hurt for him. I wondered if anyone would ever tell his family about Jesus. I wondered if anyone would tell the little boy about Jesus. I prayed for the little boy.