Leper Colony Outreach

Psalms 34:3-6 (NKJV) 3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. 5 They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. 6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard [him,] And saved him out of all his troubles.

I’m sure that many of you might be surprised to hear that there is still leprosy in the world today. The World Health Organization estimates that there are in excess of 200,000 new cases of leprosy a year. Nepal accounts for between 2,000 and 3,000 of those cases annually. Though leprosy is treatable it is still viewed by many with fear and revulsion. Lepers are often rejected by their communities and even their own families. To know they are not forgotten and are loved by God and us is so important.

We have been visiting and helping in this particular colony for the past six years and have made many friends. This year God has allowed us to revamp their sewer drainage system to keep their sewers from backing up into their houses during the rainy season.

This is all thanks to God providing through your prayers and support.

Wednesday we were able to serve them a meal and share with them the Gospel message and the love of Jesus in a tangible way. It was so good to see them after a four year absence and also to see how things had improved in the colony through other groups and the local municipality.

Our next project here is painting and cleaning their bathrooms so please be praying for us.

I was so blessed when one of the ladies said, “even though our own families don’t visit us you keep coming back!” We plan to keep coming back!

If you would like to help with this and other projects you can give through our website at the following link.

Donate to Anchored International Relief

Thank you all for your prayers and support!

Gary I. Kusunoki
Chief Executive Officer
Anchored International Relief
28241 Crown Valley Parkway Suite F491
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Office: +1(949)432-6777
Website: http://www.anchoredrelief.org

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