Vietnamese Americans are hoping for a miracle for Christmas and New Year’s Day, and they’re asking for help.
Many of them are coming together to pray, as the country has experienced an unprecedented wave of violent attacks, the most deadly of which killed two people and wounded more than 30 others.
The group said its goal is to provide Christmas and other events, such as the opening of Vietnamese schools and cultural events, with more help and resources.
The VUITV news service on Sunday reported that more than 1,300 people had joined a Facebook group called “Vietnamese Americans for Christ,” which has more than 11,000 members.
The Facebook page, which has not been updated in nearly three months, has been active since December, according to the news service.
“We’re very grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers from our Vietnamese brothers and sisters and hope to meet again to pray together,” the group’s website reads.
The page says Vietnam is in a state of “surplus” and needs more assistance.
Many members have received medical treatment and are receiving vaccinations, according the news site.
The organization says its members are also asking for “welcome and financial assistance for Christmas” and other celebrations.
In the past, many Vietnamese Americans have joined churches to pray or participate in traditional religious activities in the hopes of gaining religious freedom.
But, as of last week, the number of people in the country who did so had dropped by more than half.