Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries are serving in dozens of leper colonies throughout South Asia, bringing hope to hundreds.
A special group of women missionaries ministers in the colonies, and this is how they tangibly show the love of Jesus.
These women missionaries visit one particular leper colony four days a week. Two of those days are dedicated entirely to looking after the lepers' practical needs.
Here, a woman missionary cleans the home of a leprosy patient who cannot do chores.
Many leprosy patients have lost their hands to the disease, making everyday tasks like taking a bath difficult.
In addition to helping the people take care of themselves, these women missionaries distribute food, like bread and bananas, to the patients.
Many leprosy patients live lonely lives apart from society and are rarely visited by relatives, leaving them helpless. But because the women missionaries are there—in this case, to do the humble task of cutting toenails—these precious people are taken care of.
The women missionaries also cut hair, distribute medicine and, in the case of this particular group of women missionaries, even clean up trash in the colony.
Beyond their practical service, the missionaries conduct weekly prayer meetings and share the love of Jesus with the patients.
These women missionaries have followed their Savior in saying to the leper, "I am willing."
Please pray for them, along with all the missionaries involved with Gospel for Asia's leprosy ministry. Ask the Lord to give them strength each day to carry out their calling and to be incredibly fruitful for His kingdom.