I pray this communication finds you well. You are in our prayers as we all face challenges that have come with COVID-19. I wanted to share with you an update about the work of Assurance during this rapidly changing situation. You should know that our commitment to life-saving service remains unchanged, our confidence in a risen and reigning Jesus is full, and our hope is secure. Our Board of Directors and I are prayerfully navigating these waters with the blessing of wise counsel from our physicians and others. We have made and will continue to make adjustments as needed to our operations. Our ultimate goal is to follow God’s path through this. Critically important factors that are driving us include:
- Protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and clients as proactively as possible.
- Continue to provide our most urgent care to our most vulnerable clients whenever possible.
- Conserve and protect the critical resource represented in our specially trained staff for the times we anticipate being most needed. These are unprecedented times, however, we have a long history of experiencing increased need for our services starting a few weeks after times when people have unexpected time off school, work, and other activities together. We are preparing in the hopes we will be able to respond if that proves true again.
- Follow in every way possible the requests of those leading our city, state, nation, and world through this in order to save not just our youngest most vulnerable community members but also our older and most vulnerable family, friends and neighbors.
With how quickly things are developing, it will be impossible to share every change we are making as we make it. But major adjustments we are implementing so far include screening for symptoms, providing as much of our services as possible over the phone or in some other manner that does not include in-person contact, adjusting our hours, and minimizing the number of people in our clinic at any time including no volunteers and only limited staff.
Many of you have asked how you can help, thank you! We are sure as this continues to develop there will be more. In the meantime, here are three things we need from you:
- Pray for us!
- Keep your distance. We are asking that everyone other than critical staff and those we serve stay away from our clinic and office spaces. There is a very good chance the staff person you are wanting to connect with is working remotely anyway. The easiest way for us to connect with you is for you to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure an available person gets back with you.
- Pray for our clients. Many of the most common reasons those facing unplanned pregnancy consider abortion have been heightened by the COVID-19 developments. Now more than ever we need to be a beacon of love, hope, unchanging truths, peace, and faith.