Heavenly Hope for victims of Leprosy

As Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, Who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us” ( Luke 17: 12-13)
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by mycobacterium leprae ( a rod shaped bacillus which affects the skin, peripheral nerves, upper respiratory tract, hands, legs and eyes). This disease is curable in early stages, but there is seldom any hope of cure for chronic patients.

The body of the affected person starts withering away, more particularly visible in the hands, legs and eyes, thus rendering the affected human being unfit for normal life. The affected person lives in isolation, rejected by family and society. In most countries, especially in India, they tend to migrate to one of the available nearby leprosy colonies.

God’s Word is the only source of consolation and comfort to lepers, who despite their incurable handicapped condition spend time in praying, meditating on God’s Word and deriving their day to day strength from Him.

As most of the victims do not have fingers, they require special production of Scripture products, which is produced using thick paper, so that with their stubby hands they can flip through the pages. Audio Bibles are also of great help to them.

Last year (2012) We have distributed the following Scriptures to the Leprosy victims :

Bibles … 4,650 copies
NTs … 7,100 copies
Specially designed portions … 10,150 copies
Digital Audio Bibles … 250 nos.

For further details contact: bsimd@biblesociety.in

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