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.
In the middle of October, when we got to know Mr. Zhao would come to Kunming and found time to visit village with leprosy people. Considering his schedule and other factors, we selected a site—Yanggou village of Yiliang county. At 8:30 of 22nd, we picked up Mr. and Mrs.Zhao and Yunyun at the hotel and left for Yanggou village. We arrived at the village at 10:00 in the morning.
Hearing the sound of the van, the villagers went out to greet Mr. and Mrs. Zhao. They would like to know what their donors look like. Mr. and Mrs. Zhao cares about the lepers. They met and talked with them. They congratulated Lao Wu, for his granddaughter was admitted by a university. Lao Wu expressed this gratitude to the help of TFish. Mr. Zhao chatted with Baocai’s grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. Zhao care about the life of the villagers with serious disabilities. They checked drinking water pool, hoping they have a flush toilet to improve their living environment.
Mr. and Mrs. Zhao also checked the solar-powered bath room built by American volunteers. They took picture with Liang Ping and encouraged him to work for the benefit of the lepers. Mrs. Zhao gave fully affirm for Liang Ping’s efforts. She accompanied Liang Ping to treat female lepers and gave them encouragement. Mr. and Mrs. Zhao walked around the village. Though they did not speak very much, we still sensed their cares.
The schedule of Mr. and Mrs. Zhao was tight, so they could not stay long at the village. The villagers felt their love and care, because their love has been deeply printed in the heart of the lepers through Shalom’s work. On behalf of 117 lepers from 9 villages, Shalom team thank Mr. and Mrs. Zhao and TFish for your love. We hope to get more help from TFish and all the best to Mr. and Mrs. Zhao.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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