Prayer Points – August 16
Prayer Points – August 16
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 

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
(Psalm 145:18) 
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
  • Please pray for our Executive Director Joel and his family. They have been unexpectedly told that their Nepal visa allocation for 2021 has expired, and they accordingly need to relocate to the UK within 21 days. This is a huge further disruption for family and for UMN.
  • Recently many of our staff attended training in Outcome Mapping and Harvesting, helping us focus on transforming communities by working with partners to see changes in the outlook and behaviour of people rather than simply doing things for them. Please pray that we will be able to put what was learned into practice.
  • In the next few days Church leaders in Nawalparasi and Kapilbastu will be trained in disaster management and preparedness. Please pray for both the trainers and participants.
  • The Staff Support Group continue to offer regular support to all our staff in these times of stress arising from the pandemic and disruption to life. Please pray for the training opportunities offered to all staff and for protection of our mental health.
  • UMN has always been interested in developing the capacity of youth. We want to see young people unite and play an active role to look at issues in their communities and run campaigns to address local needs such as anti-human trafficking and domestic violence. Pray that we can be effective in mobilising the next generation of Nepalis.

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