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.
Due to rainy season, we organized 3 visits in August. We visited Aziyin village for twice and Yangquangou village and near village. 17 volunteers provided their services to 16 lepers and 10 people.
1. Visit Aziyin village
On August 1, volunteers visited Aziyin village which is about 50 kilometers away from Kunming. Here lives 4 lepers and it takes about 1.5 hours ride. The purpose was to bring some medicine and media players for 4 lepers. Meanwhile, the volunteers also treated Wang Caifeng and other patients’ ulcer as they requested. Wang Caifeng is the main client. She was diagnosed liver damage last year and she had been weak recently. Liang Ping and other volunteers did examination for her and gave her some medicines according to the results.
Volunteers were leaving the village. They would visit the village again soon, sending medicines to Wang Caifeng. Hope the visit would alleviate their pains. On August 23, Liang Ping visited Aziyin village again. He installed a solar-powered equipment for them. Meanwhile, he brought medicines to Wang Caifeng and visited other lepers. It is a battery that receive solar poser which brought light to lepers. They have power at night and they could watch DVD.
2. Visit Yangquangou village and patients living near.
On August 16, Shalom visited the village in response to Uncle Wang who has a patient at home. The purpose was to provide medical help for the lepers living in this area. Chen came and met the volunteers near the village. They would exchange opinions with the patients in the families.
After serving Uncle Wang, the volunteers visited Yangquangou village, bringing medical services and help for the patients here.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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