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From Begging on the Street to Renewed Purpose!

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 terrible stigma that comes along with it. Our dear friend Abdul Rehim experienced the life-altering effects...

Villagers said her husband died because of her disease

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 her husband's heart, and he vowed to stay with her despite the horrific rejection and sneers from...

April Good News Update

April Good News Update

Heading Towards One Million Cases of Covid a Day Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a huge uptick in the number of Covid cases throughout India. At the onset of this pandemic, we were concerned that once it hit India, it would spread quickly due to the close living...

The tender story of a man who lost his hands and feet to leprosy

The tender story of a man who lost his hands and feet to leprosy

Thankaraj cannot walk or speak. Leprosy stole his hands and feet, and he scoots on the floor to get around. He is from an area that we refer to as “The Hill Country,” an area that we visit monthly. We meet in a local YMCA and administer bandages, serve food, give...

Praying through leprosy, one day at a time – Pushparani’s story

Praying through leprosy, one day at a time – Pushparani’s story

Abandoned at the hospital, this beautiful child grew up to be a prayer warrior who trusts God no matter what. This is her precious story. Surviving childhood leprosy Pushparani was diagnosed with leprosy as a child. She was abandoned by her family and left to grow up...

January Good News Update

January Good News Update

We hope that you and your family are having a special start to 2021. We are so grateful for each of you. Meet Ranganathan: A single dad’s story of survival When Ranganathan’s daughter was one year old, he developed leprosy, and his wife left him. He was terrified that...

100% Matching Gift Happening Now

100% Matching Gift Happening Now

There are areas of our ministry that need urgent attention. Would you consider donating today to receive a 100% matching gift?   Here’s how your gift will impact people like Jay and the patients and villagers we serve.  The Hospice Building Needs Paint  Before we...

A sweet message from our worship leader, Jay

A sweet message from our worship leader, Jay

There were physical healings, soul healings, and emotional healings for our patients this year. We’ve laughed, cried, and learned a lot while navigating the various challenges, and triumphs of the past 12 months (like many of you did too!)  Today, we’d like to...

Urgent ministry needs update

Urgent ministry needs update

Hope was born in a stable so very long ago, so that we might have the hope we cling to today. Praise God for Jesus’s birth! It changed everything and gave us so much to celebrate.  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will...