Prayer Points – June 24
Prayer Points – June 24
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 

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”
(Isaiah 55v6) 
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
  • We have asked your prayer that current financial pressures will be met and that our work can continue without significant interruption. The funding gap for the hospitals for the years is estimated to be 1.5 million USD. About one third of this has been raised so far through gifts from donor organizations and supportive individuals. Give praise for the positive response and pray that the remainder will be covered.
  • The pandemic is bringing pressures to the hospitals, but there are many other additional pressures. Monsoon is well under way which is a blessing, but also a danger. On Monday in the Tansen area there were a series of landslides. Four vehicles were swept away. Three died at the scene while one victim was taken to the Mission Hospital, but died in the ER. Pray for staff at Tansen and Okhaldhunga who are having to deal with any and every crisis that a day may bring.
  • Some Tansen staff are finding that their landlords are fearful of infection from Corona virus and so are telling staff they are not welcome to return to their living quarters unless they can show a negative test result. This is the experience of medical staff throughout the country. Please pray about this sense of fear.
  • After works to ensure the safety of the Thapathali premises, staff are to be allowed back under strictly controlled limitations. Please pray that this step to begin returning to a form of normality will help individuals and their work.
  • With numbers of staff leaving during this period of pandemic, others are being asked to take on new roles and responsibilities. It will take much time and effort to make the adjustments. Please be prayerful both for those who are leaving UMN and for those now stepping into new responsibilities.

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