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July 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vu Van Ho's visa read "tourist" when he traveled to Vietnam in May for the fourth time in recent years. But tucked carefully among the beachwear in his five suitcases were also 35 Bibles, his tools as an underground Christian evangelist. Arriving at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho slipped an inspector a few bills and managed to get his religious staples into the country with ease, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vu Van Ho's visa read "tourist" when he traveled to Vietnam in May for the fourth time in recent years. But tucked carefully among the beachwear in his five suitcases were also 35 Bibles, his tools as an underground Christian evangelist. Arriving at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho slipped an inspector a few bills and managed to get his religious staples into the country with ease, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | LYNN SMITH and THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The church is red brick, pastel-paned Middle America. The music is a drum-and-guitar version of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The religion is hand-clapping, tears-of-joy Pentecostal. It is a typical evangelical revival meeting--except here all the Bibles, the sermons and the faces are Vietnamese.
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July 25, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hanh Ma was the first of her siblings to see their father emerge from U.S. Customs, and she screamed in excitement. Tuan Phuc Ma and Nhi Van Ho looked up and smiled. They were home after three weeks of confinement and questioning in Vietnam. After hugging his family, May said: "I knew they would have to let us go. They had no real reasons to keep us." Ma, 55, of Westminster and Ho, 58, of Cypress had traveled to Vietnam as underground Christian evangelists. Both men are pastors.
NEWS
July 24, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After being held for questioning in Vietnam for three weeks, two Vietnamese-American pastors were released by the government Tuesday and expect to be reunited with their families in Orange County tonight. The Revs. Nhi Van Ho of Cypress and Tuan Phuc Ma of Westminster telephoned loved ones from Malaysia about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, saying they were safe and unhurt, family members said. Vietnamese government officials did not explain why they allowed the two ministers to leave Vietnam, said U.S. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning after two Vietnamese-American pastors returned to Orange County following three weeks of imprisonment in Ho Chi Minh City, they vowed Thursday to regain contact with the underground Christian groups they fear are being persecuted as a result of their arrests. The Revs. Tuan Phuc Ma and Nhi Van Ho also said they will try to persuade U.S. congressmen to use freedom of religion for the Vietnamese as a bargaining chip in talks for better relations with the Southeast Asian country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his 10 years as head of a Santa Ana church, the Rev. Tuan Phuc Ma never missed Sunday services until June 30, when he was held for questioning in Vietnam while traveling as an underground Christian evangelist.
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October 24, 1991 | THUAN LE and KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County's Vietnamese community and local congressmen expressed cautious optimism Wednesday over news that the United States is ready to normalize relations with Vietnam, yet opposes any deal until the Communist regime restores basic human rights to its people. But a Santa Ana woman who believes that her husband is still being held as a prisoner of war was outraged at the development.
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July 21, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said Saturday that he will urge that all U.S talks with the Vietnamese government be severed unless two Cypress ministers, believed to have been arrested in Vietnam for distributing Bibles, are released. Rohrabacher (R-Long Beach) told family members who met at the Cypress home of one of the ministers that the U.S government has made return of the men a top priority. He said the continued detention of the Revs.
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