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According to the founder of The Leprosy Mission, Wellesley Bailey, the Mission was
‘born and cradled in prayer’.

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Prayer continues to be central to all that we do. The Leprosy Mission's International Office produces prayer resources that give a global overview, as well as the current prayer needs for our work with leprosy-affected people, our staff, and the countries that we work in. Many other TLM offices also produce prayer resources on a quarterly or monthly basis – check our list of Members to see if there’s a TLM office near you.

The ASK Prayer Diary is an annual prayer guide providing a global overview of The Leprosy Mission’s work. You can view the ASK Prayer Diary week by week below, download a PDF of the full year, or request a printed booklet.

Nepal
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Week 47: 11-17 Nov

Nepal

monday

Since the 2015 earthquakes, TLM Nepal has been restoring the damaged infrastructure of Anandaban Hospital with the support of TLM Fellowship Members and other partners. A new trauma centre, staff quarter, guesthouse and ward building are underway. Pray that the Lord will remove all barriers and difficulties for swift, smooth and quality construction and service provision so that Anandaban Hospital can be a beacon of excellence.

tuesday

Please pray for Medical Director Dr Indra Napit and team for the smooth running of the hospital, clinic and leprosy outreach satellite clinics. The team have worked relentlessly to continue top quality leprosy, orthopaedic and dermatology services with additional facilities as per the need of the local population, such as emergency (3,006 people treated in 2017) and paediatrics (1,475 treated in 2017).

wednesday

Anandaban Hospital provides technical expertise for a monthly leprosy outreach clinic at the Koshi Zonal Government Hospital in a highly endemic area in Biratnagar. TLM Nepal will support this strategically located hospital in increasing the capacity of government staff to diagnose and treat leprosy. Please pray that staff here and at monthly satellite clinics in two other endemic regions are able to share leprosy knowledge and that the government staff are open and keen to learn.

thursday

Give thanks for the self-help groups and cooperatives formed by TLM Nepal. Confidence has increased amongst the group members since receiving leadership, bookkeeping, business and gender equality training. Some members are involved in piglet and goat farming businesses, an idea which was initiated by the members themselves. Please bless the group members and staff with ideas and opportunities as they move away from the grip of persistent poverty.

friday

TLM Nepal has established a close partnership with IDEA Nepal, a leprosy-affected persons’ organisation with 1,000 members throughout Nepal, in supporting their capacity building and for advocacy of the rights of people affected by leprosy. Please pray that the peer support trainings (one of the many capacity building activities) that the members are receiving are well-received and fruitful.

saturday/sunday

TLM Nepal is blessed to partner with Christian organisations such as International Nepal Fellowship and Nepal Leprosy Fellowship in implementing leprosy services, capacity building and community-based inclusive development projects. The Lord has guided us to work closely with each other to serve the needy throughout Nepal and we pray for continued partnership in the years to come. 

Anandaban Hospital and Urban Clinic

Anandaban Hospital is the central leprosy referral hospital in Nepal and provides holistic leprosy care as well as world class reconstructive surgeries. The hospital caters to the general public as well in its outpatient department and is renowned for its quality orthopaedic and dermatology services. Nearly 8,000 leprosy outpatients and 1,000 inpatients were served in 2017.

TLM Nepal also provides services to general patients through an extended outreach clinic in the urban part of Lalitpur district (Anandaban Patan Clinic). Since its initiation in 2012, the number of general cases coming for treatment has been increasing, with dermatology and orthopaedic consultations the most prominent. Patients are referred to Anandaban Hospital for further specialist treatment from the clinic.

Community Based Inclusive Development Projects

For more than a decade, TLM Nepal has been implementing community-based inclusive development projects through self-help groups in order to reach grassroots level communities. These groups are provided with training on group management, income generation, leadership, rights and advocacy. To date, TLM Nepal has established 51 cooperatives and 101 self-help groups in rural communities throughout Nepal with membership of 9,728 people.