The General Confederation of the Vietnam United World Mission convened its second general conference in central Da Nang city on August 10.

Almost 700 pastors, missionaries and leaders of the congregations in 14 southern provinces and cities and Christians attended the two-day event.

Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Bui Thanh Ha highlighted the religious group’s active involvement in hunger eradication and poverty reduction and building families of new cultural styles, as well as charitable activities.

Pastor Nguyen Toi, the Head of the Mission, thanked the authorities for facilitating the mission’s activities during the 2007-2011 term.

During the past five years, the group provided 200 million VND to help poor families and Agent Orange and flood victims nationwide.

The church will continue carrying out its religious activities in line with the law in the next term, said the pastor.

The Vietnam United World Mission was founded in Da Nang on September 1, 1956 and granted a certificate of religious practice by the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on its 50th anniversary./.