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      Chris Nihmey

      Hello there,

      I am requesting prayers for educators and students for the upcoming school year, specifically when it comes to MASK WEARING & VACCINATIONS. Please pray that all education staff, provincewide, countrywide, continentwide, and worldwide do what is morally right and honourable (showing respect and love) by getting vaccinated and wearing their masks in schools and in classrooms with their students.

      In March of last year, as was the case in many provinces (and has been for a year now in many states), mask mandates were negligently lifted in cities amidst high levels of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. In my province, this was done during a 6th wave resurgence. This lifting of masks also happened in schools. It was inexcusable and completely political. This rash and inexcusable decision led to thousands upon thousands of our precious children and education staff being infected by Covid-19. Absenteeism was rampant and children everywhere were infected and affected physically and mentally. Many are still dealing with long-term repercussions that may be with them lifelong, including long Covid.

      The summer is now over. Our government, like so many others throughout this world, did not learn from this huge and costly mistake, and have decided to avoid mask mandates again this school year with an 8th wave looming. We are seeing similar negligent decisions being made countrywide, continentwide, and worldwide with a pandemic that is clearly not over. Unfortunately, it will be much worse this year because it will not be infections for most students and staff, but rather “reinfections” with compounding effects. It is now being reported that Covid-19 is the leading cause of pediatric death in the US, and likely in many other countries as well.

      The most disheartening thing in all of this was the multitude of educators who, once masks were lifted, chose freedom at the expense of the safety and well-being of their students. They removed their masks, even as dozens of students and teachers in their schools went home sick. Amidst their crowded classrooms and schools, these maskless educators ended up infecting many students and staff. Covid-19 can be carried asymptomatically, so many teachers were spreading it without even realizing it. Extreme negligence. We all know it can be carried and spread asymptomatically. This is exactly why masks are an essential safety measure. Once teachers took their masks off, many students followed suit. It was terrible role modelling and it led to a steep rise in cases, hospitalizations and, sadly, many deaths.

      Please pray that this school year, educators (principals, teachers, assistants, all education staff) choose to do the right, moral, and honourable thing by wearing masks to ensure the safety and health and well-being of their students and staff are a top priority. That they model Christ’s 2nd commandment to “Love thy neighbour as thyself”. Pray that leaders in all schools (and businesses) worldwide do what is moral and loving by wearing masks, getting their vaccinations, and following all safety measures so that we can finally end this pandemic. As I always say, when we do the right and honourable things (wearing masks, getting vaccinated, avoiding gatherings, and all safety guidelines) “we are less likely to get it, and less likely to spread it”. We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

      Please pray that people everywhere step up and do the necessary things to ensure their neighbours, colleagues, and students are safe and protected. Pray that governments worldwide make wise decisions to bring mask mandates back and mandate vaccinations, as these are necessary safety measure that will help prevent future waves and bring this pandemic to an end. The removal of masks and people not doing what is wise and honourable by getting vaccinated and following safety guidelines has kept this pandemic going on for far too long (two-and-a-half years).

      Please join me to pray that love, honor, and respect for one another leads the way. That people reach and lift others above themselves. Every life matters. Every life is valuable. That they honour others above themselves as God’s Word tells us to (Romans 12:10). That wise choices are always made, and this pandemic finally comes to an end. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Thank you. God bless.


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