Bring hope to the next Abraham

By March 16, 2022Leprosy

As a young man, Abraham worked alongside his father selling fish. Sadly, life changed drastically when he discovered white patches on his skin as a young man, Abraham worked alongside his father selling fish. Sadly, life changed drastically when he discovered white patches on his skin. His dreams slid to a halt, and life was filled with doctor visits and searching for answers.

He was eventually diagnosed with leprosy, and his face was most impacted. Abraham felt alone and knew he couldn’t stay in his village due to the stigma, so he left home and started begging.

His dreams slid to a halt.

Life was filled with doctor visits and searching for answers. He was eventually diagnosed with leprosy, and his face was most impacted. Abraham felt alone and knew he couldn’t stay in his village due to the stigma, so he left home and started begging.

Years went by, and then one day, Embrace a Village visited his village. We provided him with free bandages and rice. During our visits, we shared the Gospel, and Abraham encountered Jesus and became a Christian. God gave him a joyful heart!

Abraham says “As long as I live I will sing for the Lord, because He has given me joy where I thought my life is finished. Jesus has given me a new life to begin with. Thank you Jesus.”

Now he’s 65 years old and lives in a leprosy colony with his wife Anna and his daughter Mary. Abraham is a man of joy and a prayer warrior. We are so blessed by him! Below is a picture of Abraham with a staff kid named Crystal. We are so thankful for them both! You can read more stories about the work God is doing through EAV here.

There are so many others who need medical help and nutrition and are hungry to encounter Jesus Christ as their Savior. We’re grateful for your interest in Embrace A Village and if you’d like to partner with the work that we are doing in India, please click here for more information. 

 

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