Lepers Colony

leprosy

A leper colony is a community designed for the purpose of quarantining people with leprosy, a chronic disease that has existed for more than 4000 years. Caused by bacteria, it is spread from person to person by droplets. The disease affects the victim’s skin, mucous membranes and nerve cells

Lepers are mostly marginalised by society. People affected by leprosy in India are often rejected and excluded because of the disease.

But, the outcast, the blind, the prostitutes, the lepers etc have always concerned Jesus. He often demonstrated his love toward these people in the Gospel.

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.  (Luke 4: 18)

 

The Leprosy Colony of Pudukkottai shelters hundreds of men, women, children affected by leprosy.

Our team visits them twice in a week, sharing the love of Jesus and distributing food.

Every Christmas, we organized a special Christmas celebration in the leper colony of Pudukkottai. We bought sandals specially made for their wounded feet, saris for women and shirts & longhis for man. More recently, we have bought and distributed walking sticks and under arm crutches. A wonderful Christmas meal is provided to all of them.

We can do so many things with your support. Please consider giving for this programme.

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