August 2022 Newsletter

by Dennis & Mai Spencer | September 16th, 2022


We are excited to introduce you to our new house parents for our orphanage/love house, Quang and his wife Nhu Y (both 24 years old). Quang attended our Children’s Church for several years before moving to Saigon for work. Quang was one of our youth leaders and always had a heart to tell others about Jesus. When Quang got engaged earlier this year, he brought Nhu Y to Binh Chau to meet Pastor Tu and see the church he attended as a child. Pastor Tu shared the Gospel with Nhu Y and she asked Jesus into her heart as her Lord and Savior. Pastor Tu then married them in the Binh Chau church earlier this year. They decided to move back to Binh Chau and both served at our VBS Camp this year. They had so much joy in serving our Lord that they both asked to attend Bible School classes in Saigon. They spend 4 days a month in classes in Saigon and then have homework assignments to complete until they meet again the next month. We have been mentoring Quang and Nhu Y online and was impressed with their excitement and enthusiasm to serve the Lord. Quang gave the message recently at Children’s Church and Pastor Tu spoke very highly of Quang. We asked Quang and Nhu Y to pray about serving as our house parents for our orphanage/love house. What an answer to prayer when they shared God had put it in their hearts to accept. Please pray God will give this young couple favor with the children living in our orphanage/love house and wisdom to lead them in deepening their walk with the Lord and understanding of God’s Word.


God recently blessed us with Khang (10 years old) to live in our orphanage/love house. The orphanage he lived in closed down and a pastor recommended him to us. We welcome Khang into our family and look forward to see how God works in his life all for His glory.


Our 1999 church van has become very unreliable the last 3 years. Because of the age of the van, we have to have it inspected and certified every 6 months in order to keep driving it. Each inspection costs us $600. Plus, we have experienced a large number of repairs from breakdowns over this time. We are also experiencing the fact garages in the Binh Chau area don’t have the parts for this old of a vehicle, We have been fundraising for the last 3 years and felt we would be able to purchase a more reliable van when we were able to return to Vietnam this year. However, this week we learned that car prices in Vietnam have escalated over the last 2 years as they have here. Even the trend of used vehicles being more expensive than new ones exists in Vietnam too. As you seek God’s direction on your year ending giving, we ask you to prayerfully consider an “early” gift to JIV to help us bless the Binh Chau church and our orphanage/love house with a more reliable van. Currently, we are limiting using the van to pick up children in Suoi Bang each Saturday for Children’s Church and using motorcycles to take our children to/from school 4 times a day.


The new school year is under way. The picture above shows 5 of the children (left to right: Khang, Mai, Xuan, Thien, Quoc Anh) living in our orphanage/love house arriving at their school. They were excited to be back in school with their friends after the summer and previous months of lockdowns. We praise God and thank each of you who have sponsored a child to attend school this year through our School Program. Your prayers and financial support not only enables these children to attend school, but is a great encouragement to their parents to keep them in school and not drop out of school as many children do in rural areas of Vietnam.


Vietnam now has a new translation of the Bible written in today’s language which makes it easier for the children (and adults to understand) than the King James version. God provided the funds through one of our JIV supporters for us to purchase 50 of these Bibles to be given out at our summer VBS Camp. We would like to purchase 200 more of these Bibles for the congregation.
Please join us in praying God will provide the funds for us to purchase these Bibles.


For many years on Friday night we held a group Bible study at the home of a different member of the Binh Chau church. Our worship could be heard by the surrounding neighbors and presented us with a more intimate Bible study setting. However, since March of 2020 we have not been able to hold these in homes. First, Pastor Tu held them online, and then the last few months at the church. As the country opened up more and covid cases began to decrease, we felt the time was right to resume meeting in homes.


Please pray God will give each member of the Binh Chau church and our Suoi Bang church plant the desire and strength to live their lives according to His Word so their non-believing family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers, and classmates will ask them why they are always so at peace showing love and kindness to them. Pray God will give them Divine appointments to share Jesus.

Please pray the newest addition to our orphanage/love house, Khang, will adapt quickly to his new home and the other children will reach out to him with the love of Jesus

We thank God for opening the door for us to return to Vietnam this year. Please pray He will give us wisdom and discernment in all decisions to be made and He will use us to be fruitful for His kingdom.

Please pray God will provide the remaining funds needed to buy a new/newer van for the Binh Chau church and our orphanage/love house.

Please pray for the country of Vietnam as there are indications they may be regressing in their views of religious freedom and implement old laws still on the books that would put restrictions on sharing Jesus outside the walls of the church.

Please pray God will give us favor with the local officials to recognize our Suoi Bang church plant as a branch of the Binh Chau Church.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support that enables us to show and share the love of Jesus with His children.

About This Site

Jesus in Vietnam Ministries, is a compassion ministry founded by Dennis and Mai Spencer. Vietnamese families suffer from deprivation, lacking sometimes even the necessities of life. In obedience to the many Scriptural commands to help the poor they are enabling families to survive in difficult circumstances. When shown mercy these families are very receptive to the Gospel. The Spencer’s also focus on children, who are the future church of Jesus Christ in Vietnam. Watch The Video About Jesus In Vietnam Ministries Here


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