Dear KIF family & Friends,

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) first emerged in Wuhan, China last December. Calling COVID-19 a pandemic does not mean that it has become more deadly, it is an acknowledgement of its global spread.[1] There had only one case of Corona Virus in Nepal which had been recovered. The government of Nepal has cancelled all the Visit Nepal 2020 Promotional activities and tightened the international arrivals. The government of Nepal has already asked every school to finish the Examination within March 18 and also requested the citizens to not make huge crowds.[2]

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we the leadership team at KIF want to urge you to resist the dangers of innocence, cynicism, fear or denial. We want people to be full of faith, love and wisdom during this time. Let’s remind ourselves that God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He has been, is and will always be sovereign over every life and situation in our world. We need not live in fear. Let us persevere and pray in faith. Let’s also be careful as an expression of love and concern for our neighbours and out of a deep trust in Him who has overcome the world. Being prepared and prudent is not being rooted in fear but rather an expression of love and concern for our friends and neighbours. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

We will be dedicating specific time on Saturdays to pray for God’s intervention.

Basic Protective Measures For All KIF Family & Friends With Love To One Another:

  1. Stay at home if you have a fever, cough or difficulty in breathing & consult a doctor.
  2. Before coming to a gathering, check your temperature to ensure it is not more than 100.4°F.
  3. Frequently and properly clean your hands for 30 seconds with soap and water. Alternatively, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. A Soap will be kept at the washbasin at the entrance on the Restaurant on Saturdays.
  4. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing or taking care of someone who is unwell.
  5. Maintain at least 3 feet (1m) distance between yourself and anyone who may be coughing or sneezing. We will be arranging the chairs with more gaps during Saturday service.
  6. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin.
  7. Avoid touching your face, mouth or eyes & drink plenty of water and keep your throat moist.
  8. If you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days, especially to highly infected countries such as China, Europe or the middle-east and have some symptoms, then please stay at home and visit a doctor.
  9. If you already have weak immunity and susceptible to getting exposed to new infections, please check with your health provider before you venture to attend any of our meetings or services.

 

Guidelines to observe during KIF gatherings

  1. Be warm, cordial and loving but avoid handshakes or hugs. Use any greeting that does not require physical contact. Namaste is cool!
  2. Avoid physical contact with children.
  3. Kids should carry their own sanitizer and the teacher will assist them for its use.
  4. Bring your own sanitizer to keep your hands clean regularly.
  5. Feel free to wear a mask to protect yourself and others during the meeting. Don’t feel awkward about it if you would like to do that.
  6. Let’s not judge anyone for their action or lack of it, we should lead our lives according to the faith one has.

In view of the very fluid and fast-changing situation, we are constrained to wait and watch and give direction one week at a time. Do stand strong in faith & love for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

[1] https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059261
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Nepal

 

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