People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are deemed as abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to leprosy villages and provide medical, living, and psychological assistance.
The night of 11/4, teacher Liang arranged a mini-van and told the driver to take off at 9:30 next morning for Luquan. The road condition is relatively good inside the city, but it got more bumpy as we got off the city limit. Especially when the mini-van traveled on the dirt road in the countryside, I felt as though the mini-van were dancing. As the road condition got less comfortable, my initial curiosity and excitement subsided, and my mind evolved into a state of unrest.
Before we entered the leprosy village in the mountain, we rarely see any pedestrians or cars, other than a few big trucks transporting mines. This tells us how remote and isolated this mountain village is. These villagers settled down here are all by themselves.
We took off at 9:30 am and arrived at 12:30 in the afternoon. The path of the entrance to the village was covered by weeds and we could barely see the road. The village seemed like it had been abandoned long ago.
Hearing the sound of car horns, old Xu ran and helped us open the car door. The first thing that caught our eyes was a cluster of bright yellow corn hanging under the eaves. These yellow corns brought a glimmer of vitality to the village.
The Luquan village is home to eight residents, but the day we went, only five were home. Please follow the photos below, and get to know these villagers!
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