Tens of thousands of people worldwide suffer from leprosy, which is a bacterial infection that affects the skin and destroys nerves.
Because the disease affects the nervous system, the areas of a person’s body affected with leprosy become numb. And because people suffering from leprosy cannot feel pain, they can easily injure themselves. These injuries can become infected, resulting in tissue loss. Ultimately, fingers, toes and even limbs may become shorter.*
The social stigma is devastating, perhaps even worse than the disease itself.
In the midst of this hopelessness, the light of Jesus Christ is breaking through, bringing hope to those who have been brushed aside by society. Please pray for Gospel for Asia-supported leprosy ministry, that many suffering from this terrible disease would embrace the Savior, who is reaching out to them in love.
Thank you for interceding and making a difference in their lives.