Covid-19 Update SE Asia

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Covid-19 Update Vietnam

By: Dr. Joshua Nguyen, BMI Regional Director SE Asia

As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, we are deeply concerned for the well-being of our Seed company staff, MBMP5 (Marketplace Biblical Mentoring Program, Year 5) students, and the health of churches and communities that are adapting to it.

Vietnam Update on March 26:

  • 148 people were infected with Covid-19,
  • 1,643 suspected people are being isolated and closely monitored.
  • There are 44,955 people in contact with people with suspected infections.
  • There are 26,135 who have entered from the epidemic area and are being monitored (quarantined), which means quarantined at home or the place of residence.

In Ho Chi Minh City, since March 28, people in the city have been banned from gathering more than 10 people. We have worked from home since last Monday. We do meetings, mentoring, and coaching via Live Stream or Video Zoom.

Our family is doing fine. Praise God, Thien Y, our daughter accepted a job to work as an advisor at KMPG company last week. Shortly thereafter, the company decided not to hire any more people because of Covid 19.

As God’s people, we are called to embody the virtues of faith, hope, and love. We trust God’s unfailing love (Ps.13:5). We wish to have the opportunity to love and care for all, believers and unbelievers alike.

We are praying daily for you, your families, and the BMI family. God is with us always.



Why Acts 19? Because in that passage, we see the Church operating as the Ekklesia outside of the religious buildings with such power and favor in the eyes of the unbelievers that “all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord…and God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul” (Acts 19:10-11).