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Vietnam: Sarah and Her Brothers


Sarah, Danny, and Robert are Christian youth from the highlands of Vietnam. Their father was imprisoned because of his faith in Jesus. Below, read what they told contacts from The Voice of the Martyrs about their lives.

My name is Sarah. I have two older brothers, Danny and Robert. I’m in the 10th grade and my favorite subject is English.

I want to serve God when I grow up. I often read the Bible. My favorite hymn is called “The Mighty God.” God’s love is great. He helps my family. He opens many people’s hearts, making them believe in him.

My father was in prison for six years and four months. I only visited him two times. He got out of prison early. I thank God for his blessings to our family.


I liked history and geography at school, but now I no longer go to school. The people at school treated us differently because we were Christians. Several times I was called to the office. They asked me to talk to the police on the phone, and they asked me about my father in prison.

Our friends who were not Christians asked us, “Why do you follow your Christian religion? It’s useless.” My favorite Bible verse is, “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

God is close to me. He is with me every day. I am thankful for his presence in all of our difficult times, like when my father was arrested. I was scared when the government came and surrounded our house. I prayed and had peace.

I am Sarah and Danny’s brother. I’m in the 12th grade, and I’m the only Christian in my class. People in school make fun of me. “Pray to your God,” they say. Then they stand in front of me and say, “Amen.”

I ask God to be with me and give me wisdom. My favorite verse is, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). When I can do God’s word and listen to his voice, it’s the best thing.

I visited my father one time when he was in prison. The way was difficult. The prison was sad and hot. It took a long time to go through all the procedures to visit him. Then we only got to visit with him for 30 minutes.

Before my father was in prison, I did not work hard. My father wrote me letters from prison that said, “Try your best to study, learn more Bible, and pray.” After that I worked hard.

Ask God to help Sarah and her brothers stay strong in their faith even if the police and others continue to give them trouble.

“When [God] gives quietness, who then can make trouble?” (Job 34:29)

(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this site and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)


2 Responses to Vietnam: Sarah and Her Brothers

  1. I will pray for you guys that you will stay strong in your faith and that the police won’t cause you
    trouble. 🙂 xoxo


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