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November 29, 2022

It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday – a beautiful way to start the giving season with an act of generosity.  This time of year holds a lot for all of us. As…
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November 28, 2022

Our ministry includes more, thanks to you!

The impact of Embrace of Village throughout India is largely thanks to your support and the grace of God! We have been able to care for those affected by leprosy…
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November 27, 2022

We exist because of your support, advocacy, and prayers.

We hope you’ve had a beautifully special week with your family and loved ones! Our hearts are full of thanks and love for each of you. Our ministry and impact…
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November 18, 2022

An invitation to support a family like Subbamma’s.

She needed help, and EAV showed up.  We get to meet some incredible people through our ministry in India. Our friend Subbamma has been an honor to know and serve. …
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November 3, 2022

A little help goes a long way.

A little help goes a long way. We are often humbled by the people we get to serve and care for through the Embrace a Village mission. They have seen…
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October 28, 2022

Bringing hope to the hill stations!

Incredible event at a hill station where many are experiencing healing and hope for the first time!  A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the…
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October 23, 2022

Leprosy does not discriminate with age.

Leprosy does not discriminate with age. We have had the honor to serve Thankavel and his wife, Anjalai in their leprosy colony in Salem district of Tamilnadu. Thankavel was first…
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October 13, 2022

A small act can bring great impact

Turning a life of survival into a life with purpose! Prior to his leprosy diagnosis at the age of 45, Subramani and his wife were farmers. They were able to…
EAVLeprosyStories
October 6, 2022

No one should be left alone in life’s greatest hardships.

No one should be left alone in life’s greatest hardships. Unfortunately, for too long, Subalakshmi was left to deal with her leprosy diagnosis completely on her own. At the age…
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September 27, 2022

Educating youth because there is power in cycle breaking!

Education plays a key role in reversing generational poverty and isolation. Embrace a Village hosts an after-school tutoring program for the children and grandchildren of those suffering from leprosy. Too…
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September 23, 2022

She said she would have died, if not for EAV

She said she would have died a long time ago if not for Embrace a Village.  This is Gowri’s story. When Gowri was 25, she contracted leprosy. She and her…
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September 12, 2022

Beating the odds

Nandini dreams of being a police officer.  But “the cards are stacked against her.”  She’s from a poor leprosy village. Her dad sells chicken eggs as his primary income. She…
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September 1, 2022

September Good News Update

Empowering the Next Generation As we start our fall routines, and kids head back to school (or onto college!) It's an exciting season for many of us. But can you…
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August 25, 2022

One Story of Hundreds Impacted by Leprosy

Papathi was cared for by a friend in her colony who also suffered from leprosy. Together, they barely survived. When he passed away, Papathi was left all alone. The agony…
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August 13, 2022

From Begging on the Street to Renewed Purpose!

From begging on the street to renewed purpose!  It is too often that we meet people forced into a life they never imagined or wanted because of leprosy and the…
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August 8, 2022

At the age of 65, Mottayan was given a second chance at an abundant life!

Your support provides life-changing care to the villages!  The Embrace a Village team first met Mottayan in one of the remote villages of the Salem district in Tamilnadu. About a…
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July 30, 2022

Letter from EAV – July 2022

She was on the verge of death but now knows hope! We are thankful to introduce you to our friend Kitatha. She nearly lost her life to leprosy and spent…
EAVLeprosyStories
July 24, 2022

A young woman’s life changed by disease and isolation.

Left alone in her home almost every day, our friend’s young adult years were spent in fear and deep loneliness.  Priyadarshini is a 23-year-old caring woman living with her husband…
Leprosy
July 12, 2022

We are an approved Excellence in Giving Organization

We have an exciting announcement! EAV has obtained the highly sought after Excellence in Giving Seal! This transparency approval rating is a huge honor for our organization, and will not…
EAVLeprosy
July 8, 2022

Restoring dignity through the love of Christ

Doraikannu grew up helping his dad with the cows. He loved his life, so when he noticed discoloration on his leg and face, he figured it was from working with…
Leprosy
July 1, 2022

We teamed up with the Ministry of Health, and here’s what happened

India Ministry of Health and Embrace A Village Unite Last week, the Ministry of Health invited everyone suffering from leprosy to come to our hospice center to see if they…
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June 30, 2022

Bring hope to the next Sarasu

Our team is working hard to bring healing and hope to the leprosy colonies where we serve. Here’s how you can help. When I think about Sarasu and how far…
Leprosy
June 2, 2022

He left his village 45 years ago…Here’s what he’s doing now!

God is using Prakasam in mighty ways to minster to villages all over Tamilnadu. Pillars in the Leprosy Community Prakasam and Saroja are leaders of the Leprosy Association in Tamilnadu,…
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May 26, 2022

We are hoping to expand our reach very soon!

Your generosity has fueled our expansion efforts - Thank you! Can you imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from? Or wonder where you’ll find the money for…
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May 25, 2022

Introducing our new guidance counseling service!

We have some exciting news about our Little Lights Program! We’ve launched a career and guidance counseling service for all of our 10th-12th grade students. We recently sat down with…
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May 12, 2022

Villagers said her husband died because of her disease

Her one dream was to live somewhere she was accepted. When she was 26 years old, Lyamma contracted leprosy and was sent to a government hospital for treatment. It broke…
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April 27, 2022

19,000 hospice meals provided this year so far!

Easter morning, our hospice buzzed with excitement and hope as they worshiped Jesus the King! Patients relate with the Resurrection on a deep level Easter morning at our base buzzes…
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April 19, 2022

Breaking the cycle of poverty through education

Parents dream of a brighter future for their kids, here’s one way we help. His Parent’s Dream of a Bright Future for Kavin  Kavin lives with his family in the…
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April 13, 2022

One man’s story of breaking the cycle of poverty and finding healing

Brought to us with days left to live Ramaswami arrived from a government hospital with little hope of survival. With much care and prayer, we helped him recover. Ramaswami spent…
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April 7, 2022

This is how shoes combat leprosy

Our friends at Hand of Hope generously provided a way for us to purchase the medical van you see in the pictures below. Because we can travel to villages near…
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March 31, 2022

March Good News Update

Hema loves college Sasi Kumar and his wife, who live at our rehab center in Coimbatore, visited Hema. This day coincided when many parents visited the school, and Hema was…
Leprosy
March 16, 2022

Bring hope to the next Abraham

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…
Leprosy
March 3, 2022

Real Change is Happening

492,840 That’s the number of meals served since Embrace a Village first started!  That’s largely due to people like you who saw the need, shared your resources, and helped an…
EAVLeprosyStories
February 16, 2022

From living on the streets to be provided for – one story that humbles us deeply

God sees the needs long before we do! Krishnaveni is a sweet woman who lives alone in one of the leprosy colonies in Chennai. Leprosy has impacted her since she…
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January 30, 2022

Giving kids the opportunity to dream big!

Kids have the opportunity to dream big!  Leprosy affects the entire family and it’s no surprise that the children’s prospects for the future suffer. Without a good education, they often…
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December 30, 2021

We are full of faith for 2022!

BIG DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE This year marks 19 years since Joe first encountered the devastating effects that leprosy has on people's lives in India, and God called him to…
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December 28, 2021

How broken hearts led to helping 4000+ people a month!

One Trip that Changed Everything For Joe, the birth of Embrace a Village started on a mission trip in 2002. He visited different parts of the world but was intensely…
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December 22, 2021

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Embrace a Village wishes you a Merry Christmas! The holiday season always reminds us of the hope and life we find in Jesus and our calling to share his name…
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December 15, 2021

How your support of EAV changed a young girl’s life.

Your giving sparks hope in India! Through your prayers and support, so many people now have genuine Hope in a purpose-driven life! One story that has touched our hearts deeply…
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December 11, 2021

Here’s how the new medical van is changing lives in remote villages

Decades ago, there was a happily married father of two who farmed his land and led a full life. Yet, when we met him, he was a 60-year-old living alone…
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December 3, 2021

EAV projects are taking off!

Tis the season to EMBRACE love and hope Embrace a Village exists to advocate for people society has shunned and ignored. Being entrusted with God’s abundant provision is an honor…
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December 1, 2021

Little Lights Program

When families are rejected from society, it’s no surprise that a child’s education and prospects for the future suffer. Without a good education, they often continue living in the colonies…
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December 1, 2021

Shoe & Medical Van

Patients living in remote villages often endure long commutes to access primary health care. It’s exhausting, and overwhelming, so many avoid seeking treatment altogether. That’s why we are so excited…
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December 1, 2021

Hospice Facility

Our hospice center provides care for the older generation of patients as many do not have family or have been shunned by their relatives. Once left to feel hopeless and…
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December 1, 2021

Rehabilitation Center

The rehab center is a thriving place that creates hope for those who previously have lost so much in life. Not only does the rehab center house our goat, chicken,…
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December 1, 2021

Tilapia Fish Farm Microenterprise

The Tilapia Project supports our rehab center so we can provide balanced meals to our patients. Any fish that we have in abundance can then be sold or traded in…
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December 1, 2021

Chicken Microenterprise

At our chicken farm, our patients help tend the chickens that lay the eggs that feed our hospice patients, rehabilitation patients, and staff and their families. This gives our patients…
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December 1, 2021

Turkey Microenterprise

We utilize every inch of our two-acre rehabilitation center! Patients at the EAV rehab center have the opportunity to raise and care for our Turkey Microenterprise. The turkeys provide food…
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December 1, 2021

Goats Microenterprise

Over the last two years, we have raised over 150 goats and they have supported the ministry through providing meat for the rehab center and being sold for funds in…
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November 30, 2021

From poverty, medical aid, to social enterprise!

This #GivingTuesday take 30 seconds to protect lives impacted by leprosy. You can be part of the solution to help men, women, and children ostracized by society feel loved, known,…
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November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Embrace a Village

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a short video from our friends at the Embrace a Village hospice and rehabilitation center thanking you for your generosity! https://vimeo.com/490082960 We…
EAVStories
November 19, 2021

Joe’s highly anticipated trip to India

After nearly two years, Joe finally made it to India! And the pictures are worth a thousand words. Joe and the staff coordinated his visit as a surprise for the…
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October 29, 2021

He was alone, but now knows his family in Christ!

It is an honor to share stories from the men, women, and children we get to serve. Today we introduce you to Balu. Balu, now a 45-year-old man living in…
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October 7, 2021

Feeding little hearts and minds

Today we get to share about a family grappling with the pandemic financial ramifications and how your support has allowed us to serve Dhanush in our Little Lights Program! Dhanush…
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September 23, 2021

God’s faithfulness is rewriting Hema’s Story

You may remember the heart-wrenching story that we shared a few months ago about Hema. She and her older sister attended our Little Lights After School Tutoring Program when they…
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September 1, 2021

August 2021 Newsletter – updates on the medical van and house churches!

Medical Van Is Paving the Way for the Gospel Patients living in remote villages often endure long commutes to access primary health care. It’s exhausting, and a bit overwhelming, so…
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August 24, 2021

50 years with leprosy – still joy-filled and hope-focused

50 years with a disease that tried to steal her joy, yet she chose hope every time.  We love sharing stories of the men and women whose lives are transformed through…
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August 17, 2021

40 House Churches and Counting

40 House Churches and Growing One of our main focuses is bringing spiritual transformation to those impacted by leprosy. We started Sunday school for kids, Gospel meetings and worship nights…
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August 4, 2021

How the pandemic is impacting education in the colonies

Schooling Opportunities During the Pandemic Dharun Raj is a quiet little boy in third grade who loves watching movies. He lives with his mom and dad, big brother, and little…
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July 27, 2021

July Good News Update

Celebrating a decade of service Manoharan contracted leprosy at age 33 as a married man and father of two boys. He was running a small grocery shop in his village…
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July 20, 2021

Renewed life through simple care

Your generosity provides hope. Today we get to share how your faithfulness and God’s grace have allowed us to serve Mrs. Pavayee. Mrs. Pavayee is a sweet woman who found…
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July 15, 2021

Restoring dignity, one family at a time

Through the Goat Project, families can support themselves financially and live to their full potential.  Most people with leprosy resort to begging because no one will hire them. But what…
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July 7, 2021

An entire family now knows Jesus!

An entire family now knows Jesus! Today we share how your generosity has impacted the life of Kirubaidas.  Kirubaidas is 86-years-old and was raised in a non-Christian, agricultural family. He…
EAVStories
July 1, 2021

June Good News Update

Celebrating a decade of service Simon Kumar has served with Embrace a Village for the last ten years. His wife and three children dedicated their hearts to this ministry, and…