Prayer Points – July 13
Prayer Points – July 13
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 

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
(Psalm 46v1) 

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.
This week please pray about the same issues we asked you to pray for last week. These are needs that are very much continuing and urgent.
Major Matters for Prayer
  • Flooding and landslides. As feared throughout the country the rain has been incessant and there has been destruction, displacement and death. Many dozens have been killed and many hundreds of families are homeless. As is almost always the case it is the poorest who suffer most and have least resources to recover. Please pray for help.
  • Pray for Okhaldhunga Hospital staff as they deal with their first Covid-19 cases. Pray that the preparations that have been put in place will protect all and bring healing to the sick.
  • In Tansen Mission Hospital there are nine Covid-19 patients at the nearby ashram facility. All young men recently returned from work in India. There are two hospital staff who are there with them and the isolation duty doctor goes every day just to check if there is a need.  They have to remain until they get a negative test result, which can be slow in coming.
  • Staff in full PPE meet all patients as they enter the hospital. They are checked for symptoms and for history of possible contact.  Everyone who enters the compound area is also checked for fever. Out patient numbers have increased over the past couple of weeks.  We are back at about 80% of the usual patient flow (having been down to about 50% before).
  • Today and tomorrow we must say our good byes to thirteen of our staff. Unfortunately this has to be done remotely via online ‘Teams Meetings’. It is not what anyone wanted. Pray that our colleagues who finish with UMN will know that God is their refuge and strength and that all will be well for them. Pray also for the work and responsibility that UMN must continue with.

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