Prayer Points – June 12
Prayer Points – June 12
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 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29v11) 
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 continue in prayer for the rapidly developing situation in Nepal. There have only been 15 deaths recorded as Covid-19, but now there are 4614 infections – a significant increase. Border districts are clearly in the most difficult position and Kapilvastu where we have a cluster office is the most affected district of all with 619 infections. Pray for our team there.
  • Okhaldhunga Hospital where there are no infections ask prayer for continued focus on ongoing care for the usual patients who attend, for readiness for COVID patients, for gentleness, compassion, energy and endurance for staff. In the midst of the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Nepal the pressure is increasing. This is even more so in Tansen where prayer is asked against unreasonable fears – hospital numbers went way down again last week due to rumors that we had been sealed off after the positive patient who died.  Numbers are slowly going up again, but still people are stressed.
  • In Tansen the current MOR (minor operating room) is being made into a space which will be used for emergency surgeries on Covid positive patients.  A few changes will need to be made, so prayers for that preparation.
  • Tansen has 19 staff quarantined due to fears of exposure to our patient who died in the hospital.  They were all wearing PPE, so risk is low, but they are worried.  They did all get tested on Wed, but results haven’t come yet.  They are housed at the guest house.
  • Tansen has five men still at the ashram above the hospital in quarantine – positive but not sick. There is a hospital staff staying there in a separate room. There are now also 11 men and 1 woman in the Tansen School of Health Science building who came yesterday. They are in quarantine because of positive tests, but not sick.  All are recently come from India.  These 12 are being taken care of by Govt staff and the TSHS canteen.

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