Some of the younger students having fun at the Dicku Memorial School for children of leprosy-affected parents in Hyderabad, India Dear Friends, I’d like to give you a praise report on the life-changing leprosy ministry in India that you helped make possible! The School A […]
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.
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.
Li Xin wearing his goggles Dear Friends, I want to tell you a story of hope that I recently received from a Heaven’s Family partner working in China. Li Xin doesn’t wear safety goggles for style or sport, or even work. He wears them to […]
Mary Beth and Sravani, the girl she’s “adopted” as a Christmas gift for her grandchildren Dear Friends, Months ago I received an email from my sister-in-law, Mary Beth. As a Christmas gift to her grandchildren, she decided to sponsor Svavani so that she could go […]
Some of the photos are too graphic to be published in our magazine. They show the terribly-infected sores of leprosy victims whom we visited in Hyderabad, India, earlier this year. As we took those photos of leprosy victims and their festering infections (with their accompanying stench), our only consolation was the knowledge that Heaven's Family was offering hope and healing through the compassion of one very special lady. She was dressing the wounds of those whom very few are willing to touch. Her name is Prasanna Johnson.
Susanna's face radiated with joy. And it was no wonder. For her, our arrival marked a new beginning. I was in Hyderabad, India, to visit a community of people affected by leprosy that Heaven's Family has been helping in various ways. Early last year, for example, through a child-sponsorship program, we opened a school for the ostracized, but healthy, children of those afflicted with leprosy. We've also opened a medical clinic just to serve the hundreds of people in Hyderabad who have the cruel disease.