NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015, and the changes imposed by the new Regulations have major implications for access to NHS healthcare for mission partners.
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Atewa Range Forest Reserve: Five million people in southern Ghana depend on water from three great rivers which rise in Atewa Range Forest Reserve. Mining and illegal logging threaten the quality of the water needed for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. These activities also impact the wildlife in this unique tropical forest. Pray for forest-fringe communities as they seek to find new ways of using their natural resources without over-exploitation.
(A Rocha UK - May 2016)
Training local leaders: Transformation development taught in Madagascar is based on the biblical foundation of Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. Praise God that many participants have understood that development starts with themselves, and that the principles are empowering them and their families. Pray that the 170 local leaders who have received the training would begin to apply Biblical principles day to day.
(AIM International - May 2016)
Monsoon in Nepal: Many people are still living in temporary shelters or unsafe buildings, as their homes were damaged or destroyed during the earthquakes of 2015. People are making do with their situation, children are returning to school and crops are being planted again. Praise God for the strength and resourcefulness he has given Nepali people to endure so far, and that buildings such as health posts are being rebuilt bringing opportunities for improved health care locally. Please pray that houses would start to be rebuilt soon once the Government has finalised the plans for earthquake-resistant designs, and that vulnerable people would be protected during the monsoon season which starts around the end of May. This season often sees more landslides occur due to heavy rains which unsettle the land.
(International Nepal Fellowship - May 2016)
Poverty-free future: Aylambo is a small village on top of a mountain in northern Peru. The landscape is fantastic, but most of the population live in very basic conditions. The children in the school however are very happy. ‘We are learning English,’ they said with bright eyes. In Peru, only private schools teach English but in Aylambo, thanks to a Tearfund volunteer programme, the children are learning three languages (Quechua, Spanish and English). It will give them a significant advantage for the future. Give thanks that our partner Warmis is helping the people of Aylambo realise their Christ-centred vision for a poverty-free future. Pray God will quench the thirst for learning shared by young and older alike, and that this helps overcome the disadvantages suffered as a result of inequality.
(Tearfund - May 2016)