The following is the testimony of Don Riker, a dear brother and colaborer in the fight against leprosy and its social stigmas. His words are a powerful testimony to the determination of a man of God who sacrificed his health for the "least of these."
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Leprosy Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
God told the Israelites to frequently take time to recall His great works and His faithfulness. When I do so I’m immediately overwhelmed by the goodness of God—that’s how I feel when I think back over the past 10 years of building relationships with dear saints who live in the Moula ali leprosy colony near Hyderabad, India. Will you reminisce with me in words and pictures? After all, many of you have been along for the “ride” some or all of those years, and you have shared a vital part in this ministry to those who are truly the “least of these."
Rejection is the constant companion of children born into the stigma of leprosy families, despite remaining unaffected by the disease. They must live with the stigma of never fitting in with their “normal” peers, forever keeping them locked in a prison of isolation.
I have such a wonderful praise report to share with you from the Leprosy Ministry’s team in Goma, D.R. Congo, who are faithfully ministering to the leprosy patients living in the Mugunga 3 IDP Camp. This dedicated team of individuals pour out their lives sacrificially for the "least of these."