December 20, 2016
Greetings to CareLink Friends and Supporters,
Thank you for praying with us as we looked for direction for Carelink and Honduras. As I reflected, especially during this Christmas season, the passage in Isaiah 61 hit home. The work that Jesus came to accomplish, He now brings to us to continue in outreach to the poor: "the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives … to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.. to comfort all who mourn".
Carelink has a key opportunity to help Hondurans to minister to each other. Our partners there--Josefina, Pastor Suyapa and Ruby, will help to bring health teaching and clean water to communities as part of the local church outreach. The team will disciple health care workers in one- on- one ministry as they teach them how to promote health in their areas. Further, they will look for more families who can benefit from starting a small business project, similar to the ones Carelink promoted in the past. We will continue to promote the micro-finance model to help the economic stability of the families--a key way to promote long term health.
Our Carelink Board is committed to help this project through fund-raising, training of Hondurans, and hopefully, leading small mission teams to assist the local effort there. We are looking for many who share our vision and goals to help us plan and implement strategies for lasting growth in these Carelink projects. If you see yourself helping in this work here in the U.S, please contact us.
Further, we are looking for many who will lead 'local Carelink' pods who are committed to praying and helping us raise funds. While we will try to raise grant money for things like buying the filters for clean water, the majority of our needed monies will come from people like you with a shared vision of helping the Honduran Church to carrying out Christ's mission I described above.
We are looking for partners who can commit to annual or monthly giving over the next year. Your gifts are tax-deductible as we are a 501c3 corporation. Please consider a year end gift, or a monthly pledge to support the Honduran project.
If you want to help us on a committee to promote this project, please call me at 630.240.5661.
Our new address:
636 Raymond Dr., #205
Naperville, IL 60563
Many thanks for your hard work in praying over the past 6 weeks.