We’re writing with a quick lockdown update. Many of you will know about our health clinic at Carberry near Edinburgh. We provide healthcare services for missionaries, aid workers, overseas volunteers and church leaders. This work largely depends on international travel, so we are now facing unique challenges as a charity, and invite you to remember us in your prayers.
HealthLink360 runs a travel clinic near Edinburgh, open to the public, which is closed during lockdown.
The clinic charges standard rates for travel vaccinations and medications. Any profits from these goes towards supporting our main charitable purpose – providing healthcare services for overseas missionaries, humanitarian workers and international volunteers.
Feeling the impact
Currently international travel is on hold. However, we are continuing to offer some limited services online, such as health screening, medical and psychological support, and support for church leaders.
Our work and our income is being impacted, and we are placing staff on furlough as necessary, but we feel positive about making it through this recovery phase, with God’s guidance, and some wise and creative decision making.
Prayer request 1
Please pray for us for energy, wisdom and creativity in steering HealthLink360 through this time.
Missionaries in Lockdown
Numerous national and international missionary and volunteer agencies have appointed us to provide health checks for their workers around the world.
Many of our clients have appointments booked with us for the summer period – a time when UK missionaries and missionary families often return home. Usually they receive medical check-ups, mental health reviews and psychological support – providing valuable specialist healthcare not readily available on the NHS.
A few of the missionaries are already home and waiting for the clinic to re-open, most are unable to travel and have cancelled appointments.
We are offering remote consultations to all our mission agency clients, through psychological support and medical reviews.
Prayer request 2
Please pray for these missionaries and families as they face uncertain times, and for the mission agencies who may be impacted by uncertainty and financial struggles.
Online Services for Everyone
We’re still continuing to offer some online medical and psychological support, including our services for those in church ministry. If you’d like further info, follow this link: www.healthlink360.org or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as we can, but it may take a little longer than usual.
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT US
We’d be grateful if you could continue to remember us in your prayers
When international travel resumes, come to us for travel vaccinations and medications, or recommend us to friends.
All of your custom at the travel clinic directly supports our charitable work.