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CareLink helps families become self-sustaining through MicroFinance funding, water filter solutions, and health care training and awareness; all in a format that supports local churches and spreads the good news of Jesus. Our local Honduras team of trained pastors, professionals and social workers are connected to local churches are well-equipped to respond to the needs of local families. The CareLink board is comprised of Chicago-area entrepreneurs, Doctors, and other professionals; committed Christians that are dedicated to helping families help themselves.
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Carelink Foundation added 2 new photos — remembering a great man.
We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved CareLink founder, Dr. Timothy Wall, passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack on November 18. Tim dedicated his life to the service of others, and he will be greatly missed.
A visitation for will be held on Tuesday, November 20, from 4 to 8 pm at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S Washington St, Naperville, IL. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Dr, Naperville, IL with visitation at 10 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to CareLink Foundation, 636 Raymond Dr, Naperville, IL 60563, www.carelinkfoundation.org
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Preparing material for our community health fair celebrating day against domestic violence in Nueva Suyapa.
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It's another trip to Honduras-- we are leaving Friday morning. Thanks for backing us up in prayer. Jeff Hartman joins me from our Board, but also JIm Kilgallon, a friend who is very interested in Carelink and the church's work with poor.

After we arrive Friday, we will have a Carelink meeting with updates from our staff. We will discuss where to head beyond the initial three year period, which ends in 2019. We have seen good group with numerous partnerships developing--with independent, Lutheran and Episcopal churches in Honduras
--We will also discuss the status of the Intibuca project that you read about … where we have an opportunity to develop a women's center to teach health and family skills, along with microfinance development.

Saturday, Oct 6 will will visit a pastor in a local church who has several ladies who want to start an oven/bakery business. From your gifts, we have enough to support a group of families to provide their startup money.. Give Thanks!

Monday and Tuesday we work with the Good Shepherd Church team in a poor area of Tegucigalpa… provideing medical and kids ministry.

Wednesday… CArelink day as we have a medical clinic in a small rural church started by missionaries--we will also distribute 15 water filters, and provide eye care to over 100 people.
--that evening our Carelink staff will present their work to the Good Shepherd team

Thursday and Friday we work in Nueva Suyapa, in Tegucigalpa… which has a small Lutheran church we have visited yearly. Our Carelink staff helps the local health workers provide health care in that barrio.
Friday, we are meeting with a staff member from Partners Worldwide to discuss a possible partnership in microfinance.. They are an arm of the Christian Reformed with a work in Honduras.

Saturday Oct 13, before we return to the U.S., we have a meeting with the local Lions Club International.. They are interested in a joint project to promote health in Honduras.

Thanks so much for praying for us as we look in prayer for God's direction. He has blessed the Carelink work in so many ways. How to continue that work is the big question.

from Paul in Ephesians.. We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to walk in.

appreciating your prayers, Tim Wall
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Our Carelink-Honduras staff has been busy developing relationships with churches, but also Honduran government programs to promote small business in families.
A recent note from them.. and pictures of an intro workshop they had with ladies from one of our partner churches---

"We visited the offices of the INFOP (National Institute for Professional Formation) to make an alliance to bring further training towards the microenterprise organization they are interested in. They are willing to help Carelink in our start-up ventures with local churches.

We were blessed to meet Mr. Vicente Domínguez, INFOP Director for the area of microenterprise. He then facilitated a meeting where our microfinance partners developed exercises on the budgeting the costs involved and other aspects of small business start-ups.

INFOP will also give us the opportunity to have further workshops to strengthen the ladies capacities on bread production. We are planning further training with the groups on making different types of breads which appeal to the Hondurans.

Please, keep this group of ladies in your prayers so that they may accomplish their dream to be entrepeneurs who will bring some income to feed their families with dignity."
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Our Carelink team has a close relationship with the local health departments in two sections of Tegucigalpa. The October Carelink/Good Shepherd Church mission trip will include cooperative work with these health workers. Pictures show some of the nurses involved in training. We received this prayer request from Josefina, our Honduran director--

We are working hard this week preparing an event for this coming weekend as the health volunteers from Nueva Suyapa and San Francisco will gather...our topic will be on the Values... personal, relational, organizational and social. Our country is facing corruption at all levels, so we do not want our people to think this is normal...We don't want them to lose hope that with our God's help, all is possible. There will be 40 women in this gathering, including 3 social workers from our health centers in N.Suyapa and S. Francisco. They will be facilitating the meeting, along with my cousin Yessica, a Psychologist who will be leading the discussion of a film about the Values of dignity.
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We are happy to announce the latest addition to our Carelink Board—Ms. Courtney Hughes. She has already shown her enthusiasm for our goals in Honduras by doing a great job as our grant coordinator—looking for backing from foundations and area churches to support our Carelink Honduras team.
Courtney is Senior Researcher at Relias Institute where she leads studies on the impact of education and technology on health care outcomes. She has a lifelong passion for health and wellness and is dedicated to helping others achieve improved quality of lives through health literacy, training, and technology. Courtney received her B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Health Services from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She lives in Hinsdale with her husband and three children and enjoys paddle tennis, triathlons, and creative writing.
As we continue to expand in Honduras, Courtney will be a great help using her gifts. Please join me in welcoming her via email-- courtney@courtneyhughes.com

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