Prayer Points – August 30
Prayer Points – August 30
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 

Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord,  “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”  
Psalm 16v1-2
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
  • Give praise that just a few days ago a five year MOU was signed regarding our hospitals. This is a wonderful step forward and also makes it possible for a number of nonmedical supporting ex-pats to receive work visas.
  • Despite huge efforts it seems that the Hafvenstein family will have to leave Nepal on Sunday. It seems that some officials have become sympathetic but cannot seem to find a way through the bureaucratic regulations. Please continue to pray for Joel, Fiona and the boys in the midst of all this disruption.
  • Pray for blessing to emerge from disappointment as some positive signs have been seen as Joel has been in discussions with the Home Secretary. It seems greater understanding of and sympathy with UMN has emerged which we pray will bring progression toward completion of our Project Agreements. 
  • The Monsoon season continues with flooding in many areas. The Nawalparasi cluster working areas have been impacted with over 200 households affected by flooding. The Cluster team and partner organisation have been distributing tarpaulins and are busy coordinating with local and district-level stakeholders to support food relief. Please pray that this work will provide help for the greatest in need.

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