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08/08/2019 04:45
Vietnam United World Mission Church convenes 4th congress in Da Nang

The 4th national congress of the Vietnam United Mission Church was started at a ceremony held on August 7 in Phu Hoa Church located in Da Nang City’s Hoa Vang District.

The event gathered 900 delegates representing the church’s members in 15 provinces and city across the country.

Guests at the opening ceremony included Deputy Director of the Protestant Affairs Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Nguyễn Ngọc Bảo and Chairman of Da Nang municipal religious committee Ngô Khôi.

In his opening speech at the ceremony, Pastor Ân Ước, Chairman of the Vietnam mission church’s executive committee, thanked state authorities for their support extended to religious practices and affairs of the church in the last four years.

Pastor Ân Ước speaks at the opening ceremony

As scheduled, the congress taking place until August 8 will approve the church’s revised charter as required by the Law on Belief and Religion 2016, and elect personnel to the executive committee for the 2019-2023 tenure.

The Vietnam United Word Mission Church currently has 28,000 members with 17 places of worship and 93 pastors. Under the church is 17 chapters and 194 congregations nationwide, with 175 congregations registered with local authorities.

Đại diện cho các cấp chính quyền phát biểu tại phiên khai mạc, ông Ngô Khôi, Phó Giám đốc Sở Nội vụ, Trưởng ban Ban Tôn giáo thành phố Đà Nẵng khẳng định, trong những năm qua, Mục sư Hội trưởng và các Mục sư trong Ban Trị sự Tổng hội luôn có mối quan hệ gần gũi, tốt đẹp với chính quyền thành phố, các ngành chức năng và chính quyền địa phương. Vì vậy, mọi vấn đề đều được trao đổi cởi mở, các công việc được giải quyết thuận lợi. Ông Ngô Khôi bày tỏ mong muốn Ban Trị sự nhiệm kỳ 2019 – 2023 tiếp tục giữ gìn và phát huy mối quan hệ tốt đẹp này, không chỉ ở thành phố Đà Nẵng mà ở tất cả các tỉnh, thành phố có tín hữu của Hội.

Chairman of municipal religious committee Ngô Khôi at the congress’s opening ceremony.

The Vietnam United World Mission Church was founded in Da Nang City in 1956 and its legal - organizational status was granted in 2007.

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Vietnam United World Mission Church convenes 4th congress in Da NangThe event gathered 900 delegates representing the church’s members in 15 provinces and city across the country. Guests at the opening ceremony included Deputy Director of the Protestant Affairs Department under the Government Committee for Religious
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