Prayer Points – June 15
Prayer Points – June 15
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 my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”
(Lamentations 33v24) 

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
  • Okhaldhunga Hospital Director, Yubraj Acharya and Nursing Superintendent, Pabita Rai have asked us to pray specifically for:
    1. For the safety of our hospital staff who are in direct exposure to the patient

    2. The ongoing CBR program activities in both Molung and Khijidemba RMs and safety of staff

    3. For the good health and safety of our expatriate volunteers: Dr John & Sally Padgett, Clare Grimble and Carl & Ellen Whalstrom.

  • Staff at Tansen Mission Hospital give praise about the following:

    1. All 19 staff who had been quarantining in the GH after dealing with the patient who died have tested negative and have returned to their homes.

    2. Out of the 5 men in the ashram above the hospital (who were sent there due to positive results, but who were not sick), 3 have now tested negative and free to leave. The remaining 2 were tested later, so results are not yet back.

    3. Of the dozen positive (non sick) people in the TSHS, they are all still well and being cared for.

  • Last night, 2 people came into the Mission Hospital in Tansen from Kapilvastu with fevers and coughs. There was immediate concern and they were put into the fever tent. However this morning on further consideration were admitted into the regular ward as it seems they probably have TB. This is simply a cameo of the pressures and concerns that hospital staff are working with. Pray for all who must make important medical decisions in our hospitals.
  • Throughout the country lockdown regulations are being relaxed. People are more free to move about and vehicles are returning to the roads. At the same time the virus is spreading strongly. Today it is reported that there are 5760 Covid-19 infections with 19 deaths. Please continue to pray that as more shops and bazaars are open and people are out and about they will wisely exercise their own control and keep the safety of others in mind.
  • Please pray for the mental health of the population – during 74 days of lockdown there have been 1,200 suicides recorded. We have also noted that the rate of women dying in child birth has risen some 200% from the ‘so called normal’ three per day. We still hear of whole families going hungry. These are very intense pressures and mostly experienced by the poorest who have little reserve to cope.

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