Prayer Points – July 3
Prayer Points – July 3
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 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
(Philippians 4:6) 
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 continues to be busy with in patients. A couple of days ago the Medical ward was bursting. There have been several cases of mushroom poisoning – thankfully none of the fatal. There are several isolation facilities in the area with lots of positive cases – but no sick people.  We are thankful for that.
  • The locust plague mentioned on Monday has arrived in Tansen. Villagers out in their fields banging pots and pans and yelling to chase the bugs away.  They also light fires around the crops to try to use the smoke for protection. Local Government has offered 20 rupees for a 1 kg bag of dead locusts! Potentially this could cause havoc with food security.
  • Okhaldhunga Hospital has been adjusting the use of facilities. The outpatients department will now be used for Covid-19 isolation, and also to have one birthing room and one operating room to perform caesarian sections, all for positive cases. The previous mothers’ waiting home is now where outpatients are seen and this has made social distancing particularly difficult.
  • More supplies of PPE arrive in Okhaldhunga this week. The Covid-19 shadow continues to effect all we do – pray that we will continue to care for all people who come to our hospital as well as we can.
  • Once again please bring the entire country before the Lord in prayer. There are now over 14,500 infections in the country (a ten fold increase since the 1st June), and many continuing problems with quarantine, medical supplies, movement of people, hunger, fear, and decision making amidst uncertainties. Pray also for all UMN staff who are seeking to drive the work forward and also protect themselves and their families.

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