Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry: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.
The village was hit by a storm early July that left the town members particularly vulnerable. TFISH partner Shalom Leprosy decided to organize 29 volunteers over 4 visits to Yunnan. We brought rice, medical supplies, and construction supplies in preparation for disaster relief.
When we arrived, two elderly men had hurt their back and we quickly treated them and other villagers in pain or discomfort. The storm also destroyed a lot of the crop, so we brought 32 bags of rice for the villagers to eat. We brought food, talked to the people, and decided to build a bathing room for public use in order to promote hygiene and personal care. The whole town came out and supported the construction efforts. With all this help, we were able to finish in no time. After our day, we sat together and sang songs until we had to leave.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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