Members from both Messiah, Nampa, Idaho, and Cross of Christ, Boise, Idaho, have sponsored numerous Vietnamese families, beginning in December 1992. Weekly Bible classes were held from 1992-95 using a Vietnamese interpreter, Mr. Robert Vinh Phan, who is one of the most highly respected men in the Boise Vietnamese community and very supportive of the work.

In September 1996, Vicar Daniel Kramer began a one-year exploratory of this Vietnamese field. This exploratory has uncovered useful ministry tools and inroads into the Vietnamese culture including many useful contacts in the Boise area, the United States, and Vietnam. Other ministries reaching out to Vietnamese in other areas agree that we are asking important questions. After completing his studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Kramer was assigned to the Boise Vietnamese exploratory in 1998.

The current ministry includes: Bible information class courses in English and Vietnamese, Friday night "family night" bilingual Bible class, and worship services in Vietnamese and English. We also work to build and maintain trust with individuals and the community by offering English as a second language classes, citizenship classes, and helping with day-to-day activities. Other important aspects of this ministry include Vietnamese language and culture study, and frequent visitation to members and contacts.

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