People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a special place in its heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to villages plagued with leprosy in order to provide medical, living, and psychological assistance. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry is located in Kunming, Yunnan.
2 visits were organized in June. One was to the Yimen leprosy village and another was to visit Lao Yang, a rehabilitation client in Songming.
Liang Ping brought medicine for each of the clients and gave them instructions.
We were surprised during our visit to Lao Yang. We saw black goats before we met Lao Yang. The villagers told us that Lao Yang and some of his relatives raised money and purchased black goats with almost 1000 yuan.
We were also surprised to see a fridge in his room. He explained it’s summer and it’s not easy to keep food fresh, so his relatives and friends raised enough money for a fridge for him. He is enjoying the modern life, too.
We thought a lot. Lao Yang life in the village has relieved a lot of life's presure. We brought medicine when we visited the place. Lao Yang enjoys welfare from the local government, which has improved his life. We hope the lives of all our patients living in rural areas can be improved. We hope they also enjoy the results brought by economic development.
Original Article Written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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