People with leprosy are sent to isolated places without families or friends to support them emotionally of physically. 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.
In August, our original plan was to organize more people in mainland China to help patients in leprosy recovery villages, while continuing our routine medical service for patients. We hope more friends at home and abroad can make friends with the leprosy patients, which will be a great advantage for their recovery.
However, the constant rain ruined the roads to several recovery villages so we couldn’t drive in for medical service. In addition, Liang Ping, the leader, had to attend a medical training program. Therefore, our visits to recovery villages have to be delayed until September. Since we couldn't visit, we made efforts to recharge ourselves and keep pharmacy records during August.
As the weather gets better, we will go on with our program to re-visit recovery villages in Yiliangzhushan, Yangjuangou, and Kunming. We sincerely welcome friends from home and abroad to come to help these patients and make a contribution to those with leprosy.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Isabel Auyeung and Lauren Kam.
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