Protestants in Dak Sak and Dak Mam communes in Dak Mil district, the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, have a new venue to pay respect to God as their Dak Sak church has been recently inaugurated after more than one year of construction.

The church was built on a land area of nearly 2,000 sq.m in Dak Sak commune at a cost of 3 billion VND (141,000 USD), both donated by local Protestant followers, said Pastor Y Djren, head of the Dak Nong Protestant Representative Board at a blessing ceremony for the church on December 24.

The evangelical church of Dak Sak has become a chapter of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam since February 2, 2009 with 530 followers at present, mostly M’Nong people.

Dak Nong is home to nearly 50,000 Protestant followers with more than 48,800 from ethnic minority groups.
Over the past years, local Party Committees and authorities have created every favourable condition for the Protestants to practise their faith, invested in infrastructure and socio-economic development, and improved people’s material and spiritual life.

Such efforts have helped raise the Protestant followers’ confidence in the Party and State’s guidelines and policies on religions and encourage them to actively contribute to the locality’s socio-economic development as well as poverty reduction at remote, far-flung and ethnic areas.-VNA