Covid-19 update

Updated: 25 June 2021

Prayer for Africa:

For resources to help children pray for the current situation, click here.

The number of cases of Covid is rising in a number of African nations:

  • Uganda has been experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, proving more infectious and deadly than the last one. While borders and the airport remain open, the country is essentially in lockdown as public transport, private cars and passengers on bodas are banned – leaving only government vehicles, medical vehicles (and cars serving Covid-19 patients) and tourist vehicles. Some work sectors (like agriculture and manufacturing) remain unhindered, while others are required to reduce their workforce presence to 10%. The current timeline takes us through to the end of July.
  • Pray for Kenya where Covid-19 cases are also continuing to rise.
  • Please continue to pray for those serving as healthcare providers across the continent. There are simply not enough resources and equipment in Africa to deal with the size of outbreak that we have seen in Europe and the USA. Many healthcare providers have been on standby to provide an emergency response since March and the prolonged levels of stress are taking their toll.

Long and short term missionary prayer:

  • A number of our long term missionaries on the Indian Ocean Islands are recovering from Covid-19, however some are struggling with post-virus tiredness. Pray especially for Kay
  • Rift Valley Academy (RVA) is in the final few weeks of school with graduation scheduled for the 10th July. Pray for the senior class as they wrap up their RVA experience, graduate and scatter across the globe to pursue what God has for them.  Pray for the staff and students as they battle weariness and that the Lord would renew their strength as they seek to finish the year strong. 
  • Pray for missionaries who want to be able to return to the field/go to their first assignment, but who are waiting for their vaccinations in the UK before they can travel. Pray that vaccinations would happen in a timely manner and give thanks for the freedom and possibility of ministry that they offer.

Prayer for Africa:

For resources to help children pray for the current situation, click here.

The number of cases of Covid is rising in a number of African nations:

  • Uganda has been experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, proving more infectious and deadly than the last one. While borders and the airport remain open, the country is essentially in lockdown as public transport, private cars and passengers on bodas are banned – leaving only government vehicles, medical vehicles (and cars serving Covid-19 patients) and tourist vehicles. Some work sectors (like agriculture and manufacturing) remain unhindered, while others are required to reduce their workforce presence to 10%. The current timeline takes us through to the end of July.
  • Pray for Kenya where Covid-19 cases are also continuing to rise.
  • Please continue to pray for those serving as healthcare providers across the continent. There are simply not enough resources and equipment in Africa to deal with the size of outbreak that we have seen in Europe and the USA. Many healthcare providers have been on standby to provide an emergency response since March and the prolonged levels of stress are taking their toll.

Prayer for the AIM Europe office:

  • Give thanks that all our office staff have received at least one vaccination.
  • It has now been over a year since our Nottingham office was closed in line with government recommendations and all staff are continuing to work from home. Pray that as we consider future working arrangements that we will be open to God’s leading and look to best steward the resources that he has given us.
  • Please continue to pray for us as a team as we work out the best ways to fundraise during this time of economic crisis, and that we would keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as the supplier of our every need.

General prayer for the UK and all countries affected by the pandemic:

  • Pray for health workers who are caring for those with Covid-19. Pray for their protection from the virus, for stamina during long and intense work hours, and for safe protocols to be observed in healthcare institutions in order to keep them protected. Pray for health workers to seek the Lord during this crisis.
  • Pray for church leaders serving their churches and communities affected and infected by Covid-19. We pray that the Holy Spirit would give these shepherd-leaders the right words for the right time and the right actions for each situation. Pray they would speak the gospel in heart, word and deed to each person they minister to.
  • Pray for the body of Christ worldwide, that although church will look very different in many places, that churches would rise up to pray and to support the sick and their caregivers in practical and sacrificial ways. Pray for the church to be a light on a hill in hospitals, communities and cities where God has placed them. Pray for an outpouring of love, compassion and service, in Jesus’ name.
  • Pray for government officials and decision-makers who are leading countries and organisations through the crisis. We acknowledge that the Lord has allowed each one to be in a place of influence during this time. Pray they would mobilise resources quickly and effectively to where they are most needed. Pray for all those working behind the scenes and for the good administration and execution of response efforts worldwide.