Leprosy Mission Australia

April 19th, 2009

We had a guest speaker at church today from the Leprosy Mission. It was interesting to hear of the great work they are doing amonst many people in the world who are suffering from Leprosy. Not only is it a physical illness that needs care and treatment, but it also makes many people outcastes from their community as a result of its contagiousness.

The Leprosy Mission works to both cure the person suffering of the disease, but also to re-intergrate them back to society with vocational training and/or short term business loans. They are reaching out just like Jesus did to many people in His day (Mark 1:40-41).

The thing that impacted me the most was the fact that within 48 hours of taking the medication the sufferer is not considered contagious anymore. Also if the disease is caught early enough they are cured within six months of taking the medication. That is amazing!

If you get a chance you can check out their website for more information. You can find it here http://www.leprosymission.org.au/