People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are 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.
Led by the grace of God, volunteers from China and abroad visited a leprosy village in Yimen of Yunnan Province before Christmas. They celebrated the holiday with over 20 rehabilitation clients (lepers). Considering that most of them are old and weak, and the weather in the mountain areas is extremely chilly, the volunteers provided electric blankets to each of the clients and an electric heater to every 5 households. The volunteers also donated a lot of clothing for winter use as well as food to them.
It was the fourth time that one of the volunteers visited Yimen. She was so excited to see her old friend, the wife of the village chief. Both of them greeted each other with a warm hug. Some volunteers helped to clean up the wound and coated it with ointment. Other volunteers handed out gifts, cleaned clothes for the villagers, and chatted with them. The volunteers also performed plays with teachers from International School for the clients. All of them enjoyed a Christmas full of love and happiness.
Original Article Written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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