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)
Since last few years, we have been working among the Lepers. We give regularly to each of them a hot meal, or groceries, clothes and cleaning products.
Every Christmas, we organized a special Christmas celebration. We offer for each one, a set of clothes, a bucket filled with cleaning products, basic needs and a wonderful Christmas meals. More recently, we have distributed during the Covid-19 pandemic food assistance, including groceries, spices, water, and a 10kg bag of rice. It was such a great blessing for them and they were so grateful! We can do so many things with your support. Please consider giving for this programme.