Mina’s Story: Joy in the Face of Suffering

Audrey, a sponsor from Texas, shares about a woman she met in a leprosy colony in Asia: When I was on a vision tour in Asia a few years ago, I met a woman named Mina, who was affected by leprosy. Mina told me her story. She had suffered from the disease for 40 years, and lived for most of that time in colonies with other people suffering from leprosy. Her husband had died, and her son … [Read more...]

World Leprosy Day | January 31st

Balwant thought death would take away his shame, that death would relieve his family members of the burden of caring for him, that death would resolve all his problems. He wanted to hang himself, but the leprosy had riddled away his muscles, leaving him without strength in his hands or leg to carry out his self-imposed death sentence. Balwant was one of tens of thousands of people in South Asia … [Read more...]

Love for the Least of These – World Leprosy Day

Can you think of a time when someone’s love and care impacted your life? For me, a big moment is when I accepted the love of Jesus, and there are also many other small times when someone’s hug or encouragement helped me get through the day. Your special Blogging Assignment for January is World Leprosy Day, observed on January 26, 2015, or the nearest Sunday, January 25, 2015. This day for … [Read more...]