Hey everyone. Dustan here.
Most of you know about the terrible earthquake that has crippled much of Nepal, but today I need to let you know about the latest crisis to hit our beloved nation – a political blockade.
The country is still recovering, tourism has nearly halted, and there are already so many new homeless and orphaned people. But now, on top of all that, there’s major blockade at key border crossings between India and Nepal. This has happened because of disagreement over certain parts of Nepal’s new constitution.
Nepal is a landlocked country. On one side, there is China (across the Himalayan mountain range), and on the other side there is India. Because of the mountains and politics, nearly all of Nepal’s foodstuffs and humanitarian supplies flow via truck from India. Since this blockade has been in place, supplies have dwindled, and because the nation was already reeling from the earthquake that crippled the country, the entire nation now faces a possible humanitarian crisis. Worst still is that those at most risk are the children, the elderly, and the handicapped.
That’s why I am calling today for a STRONG prayer response to break this blockade.
We have plans in motion to increase our response (including giving food and supplies to orphans and establishing long-term care for orphans and widows), so this will not be prayer without action to help, but while we prepare we need the Lord God to intervene and open these borders. This nation is struggling and needs the sons and daughters of God, through Christ Jesus, to manifest in prayer, giving and going.
As a guide, here’s is how I am asking you to pray.
LORD, I AGREE WITH ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AROUND THE WORLD, AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL INTERVENE TO ALLOW FOOD AND SUPPLIES THROUGH THE CLOSED INDIAN BORDERS LEADING INTO NEPAL.
LORD, PLEASE, IN YOUR WISDOM, BRING ABOUT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWS YOUR MINISTERS, MISSIONARIES, NGO WORKERS, AND PURE HEARTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO HELP MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SUFFERING NEPALI PEOPLE.
GLORIFY YOURSELF IN THIS, LORD. PLEASE, SHOW NEPAL YOUR LOVE.
IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
Now please, take a short time every day to pray for this until we see the blockade removed. Also, please share this post on all of your social media outlets. Let’s try to get the attention of those who can influence change. We need the body of Christ to have their voice heard in heaven and ion earth. This tragedy is being mostly unreported by the western media, so if you are a reporter or journalist, consider investigating this terrible situation and doing your part to honestly let the world know the situation.
Thanks again for praying.
All in for the Gospel,
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Here are a few news articles concerning this situation: