Leprosy Ministry Fund

01Mar

Leprosy Ministry Fund

Although modern leprosy (Hansen's Disease) is easily cured and rendered noncontagious, it continues to plague the poor in some developing nations. Victims are stigmatized and ostracized. Just like in Bible days, to survive, they must beg. Jesus cared for leprosy victims, and because of His love within us, so do we, in both China and India.

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01Dec

Defying Gravity

I was already somewhat in a state of shock—even though I had done my best to prepare for what I knew I would see. It was my first visit to a Heaven's Family-supported leprosy clinic in Hyderabad, India. As I had imagined beforehand, it wasn't easy to look at the infected wounds of leprosy patients as they were compassionately dressed by dedicated nurses. But then came a shock of a different kind for which I was unprepared.

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14Oct

Saving Lives with a Sewing Machine

Gui Lan has a special ministry among those, like her, who suffer the debilitating effects of leprosy. She uses her sewing skills and a rugged, foot-operated sewing machine provided by Heaven’s Family to take care of the general sewing needs of her fellow village members, who live exiled from the world, tucked out of sight, high up in the mountains of Yunnan Province, China.

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18Sep

Mobilizing Mercy

I have received a wonderful expression of gratitude from Prasanna and her daughter, Sarah, who serve the leprosy communities in Hyderabad, India, as wound-care nurses. They recently purchased a vehicle with help from Heaven’s Family that will help them make more house calls!

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01Sep

David Servant takes you to a forbidden village…

As I took their photographs, most tried to hide their hands and feet, embarrassed to show what remained of their diseased fingers and toes. Some had neither hands nor feet, but only stubs at the ends of their arms and legs. In the most advanced cases, the dreaded disease had infected their eyes and mouths, resulting in grotesque facial disfigurations. I was visiting, illegally, a remote and isolated mountaintop community in Yunnan Province, China, where about thirty men and women afflicted with leprosy are hidden from the rest of the world.

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