How many young, newly married couples do you know who would give up the comfort of their lives and move from a big city and their high-paying jobs to serve others in a small, coastal town? This month I met with just such a couple whose time is now spent selflessly serving a small community of patients diagnosed with a severe disease in Msambweni, Kenya.
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.
During a previous visit to a leprosy colony in Hyderabad, India, I had the pleasure of meeting a sweet-spirited woman who beseeched me to pray with her for the Lord to bless her with a child. Like Hannah in the Bible, this woman was barren and, having been so for many years, longed to be a mother and was in need of renewed faith. Our team fervently prayed with her and eagerly awaited to hear good news the following year.
From time to time you come across an individual whose uncomplaining servanthood and cheerful disposition endears them to you as few others can. Boaz of Hyderabad, India, is one such person. For the past five years, he has worked alongside the Leprosy Ministry serving as many as three hundred children at a time through a modest Heaven's Family VBS bringing joy to children of families affected by leprosy in Hyderabad, India.