Sharing COVID-19 update and prayer request for Nepal
May 1, 2020
Benjamin Chan and Carole Sydnor
Carole Sydnor and I are sharing the COVID-19 update and prayer request for Nepal
(A) Update of Nepal’s situation
(B) Preparation of International Ministries partners
(C) Prayer request
Pictures: HDCS provides relief supply to the needed families and the Lamjung District Community Hospital
Carole Sydnor shared that “COVID-19 has changed the world. The country of Nepal has been locked down since March 24th and at this time, until June 2. However, numbers of cases keep increasing daily with over 600 total confirmed cases at the end of Sunday, May 24. In addition to the information Benjamin Chan communicated about what IM’s partners in Nepal have been doing, here is a bit more.
“The Nepal Baptist Bible College: between March 20-23, all students are sent home with home assignments, such as reading and writing. The faculty discussed online classes and the students’ situations in their hometown. They divided responsibility to contact students about their situation on a regular basis. Online/offline class commenced. Several online tools are being utilizing such as: zoom, face book Messenger box, Google classroom, email, cell phone, and Google meet etc. They have distributed 5 25 kg sacks of rice for the needy church’s family nearby the college. We have plan to provide rice for 15 more families.
“Elijah Counselling and Training Center (ECTC) is broadcasting a program on COVID-19 through Grace on two radio stations every morning and evening. On Facebook (EC TC) it posted three ECTC COVID-19 psychological awareness materials in English and Nepali: Your Mental Health in the COVID-19 Crisis; Your Child’s Mental Health in the COVID-19 Crisis; How to Enjoy Life during the COVID-19 Crisis. On each one is posted the names and phone numbers of 4 of the counselors available for counseling.
“It partnered with Afno FM, (HDCS’ radio station) so that Afno FM can broadcast ECTC’s radio awareness program regarding psychological issues during COVID -19 from its three stations across Nepal. It is assumed the number of audiences of the broadcast to be 1 million. Afno FM posted on Facebook the information about its Community Radio programming time of addressing the needs of disability, women’s children and seniors both on radio and online.
Pictures: HDCS provides relief supply to the needed families and the Lamjung District Community Hospital.
“In February I purchased a ticket to go to Nepal in October. Qatar airlines will support my changing my ticket. We will see what 2021 will hold for us. In the meantime, email communications with, and prayers continue for IM’s Nepal partners.”