Pray for UMN

Posted on September 21, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, UMN invites all people of prayer to set aside time daily to ask for God’s help in our work in Nepal. The time suggested for UMN staff is 3.00 pm. For our friends around the world, we ask that you join us either at the equivalent time in your country of 3 pm Nepal time, or whenever you are able. Many have found setting a daily alarm on their phone a useful reminder. 

Thank you for your fellowship in prayer.
Joel Hafvenstein 

“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
(James 1:6) 

We encourage everyone who is praying for UMN not only to raise our requests but to listen to God on UMN’s behalf. Please take time to read this Bible verse slowly to yourself. Pause and ask God to speak through His Word. Then read it slowly again. Settle and calm your mind before you pray.

Major Matters for Prayer
  • Tansen hospital are thankful that all of the screening tests at the end of the week came back negative but pray for the four staff who have Covid 19 that they will make a complete recovery. Pray that we will be guided as we decide the best system for keeping patients and staff safe now there is community spread.
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  • The Leadership Team has been concerned to offer the best possible support to all staff as they work in such difficult and changing circumstances. To further this a ‘Staff Support Group’ (SSG) composed of nine members from different UMN Teams has been established to offer support and a listening ear to anyone in UMN who feels they need that help. The SSG has been preparing and undergoing some training for a number of weeks. Please pray that this will be an effective service for anyone who needs to talk to someone about the challenges they face. 
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  • Today many of our staff are setting off on lengthy journeys to return to their cluster offices. Pray for safe travel, understanding from police at road checks, and energy for the journey. Pray also for the many challenges of reopening offices after six months; settling in; two weeks quarantine; re-establishing relationships; picking up work again. This is what we have been longing for, but it brings huge logistical tasks.
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  • Please continue to pray for Nepal as it seeks to open up again. The infection rate is higher than ever with a daily rate of well over 1000 new cases – yet it is impossible to lock down indefinitely. Pray wisdom for those in Government who are responsible to take major decisions affecting the entire country.

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