Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to pray with you. You are very loved. If you have a healing need, we encourage you to connect with a Christian fellowship near you, where you will receive love, friendship and care, and where you will be prayed for to be healed. God wants you well.
Thank you for serving so faithfully and diligently and for being true pioneers of a healing movement that is now well established in the land. We honour you for burning brightly – bright fires across the country. Your boldness gave the gift of healing back to the church, even where it had ceased for many years. You pursued unity, working together with each other and the Holy Spirit, across traditional boundaries and denominations. Healing Rooms Scotland leaves a great legacy. Well done!
We celebrate and give thanks to those who served faithfully and sacrificially as national directors of Healing Rooms Scotland – Robbie & Emma and Steven & Helen, who courageously opened the first room in Glasgow city centre and then established the charity, travelling the length and breadth of the country to train and equip. Their legacy is immeasurable. We especially celebrate and are so very thankful to Allyson Tyrrell, who has wonderfully kept things working administratively for the last ten years. We are also very grateful to all those who served on the board of trustees over the last decade and to those who served as staff, office volunteers and interns during the period. Honour and thanks is also due to the International Association of Healing Rooms and its founders, Cal & Michelle Pierce, and to our European Divisional Leaders, Paul & Eve Clift.
For almost fifteen years, Healing Rooms Scotland has burned a bright beacon for the miraculous power of God that heals the sick and sets free the oppressed, as a demonstration of the good news of the Kingdom of God. It has taught, encouraged, demonstrated, trained and equipped the wider church on how to pray for the sick with faith and a knowledge of the power of the Holy Spirit.
We now commission the church in Scotland to pick up the baton of healing and to birth new healing initiatives and movements.
God is willing, able and ready to heal. We continue to believe that Scotland become known as the healthiest country in Europe and that its citizens will experience the healing power of Jesus Christ in their own lives and circumstances. We continue to work towards this.
It is rarely easy when something so dear to so many ends. Emma and I have worked with Healing Rooms Scotland from its earliest months and we have been immeasurably blessed by our association with the organisation and its people. The decision to close was taken carefully and prayerfully and in consultation with as many stakeholders as possible. We are confident that, though poignant, this is the right course of action to take.
It is time for new wineskins to carry the new wine. We look forward to the great fruit that is to come as this seed falls to the ground.
In the appendix to this letter, below, we offer some responses to a selection of the questions that you may have about this announcement. We hope that these responses, though hardly exhaustive, are helpful to you.
With love and grateful thanks for your support and understanding,
David and Emma Stark
National Directors, Healing Rooms Scotland