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.
Andrew is a young American guy who often does service work in leprosy villages, including giving haircuts and sawing firewood. He is energetic and always serves the leprosy villagers tirelessly.
When TFish Fund approved to fund the project to construct solar-powered bathrooms in the villages of Yiliang, Andrew was in the U.S. We were happy to have the funding, but we were worried about how to actually carry out the project. Just before the Chinese New Year, we received a call from Andrew who introduced Philip, an American architecturer, to us. He had been engaged in housing constructions in the U.S. We were so grateful that God sent him to help us - we now had the help to build the bathrooms.
Although he was 60, Mr. Phillip went with us to leprosy villages in Yiliang and carried out the appropriate investigations, surveys, and measurements himself. He also came up with a material budget with Andrew. With the assistance of Andrew and the villagers, the bathroom constructions were completed.
Original Article Written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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