Touching The Lepers

 

There are many souls stricken with leprosy and their suffering is intensified by being outcasts.. India, Indonesia, and Brazil have the highest rate of leprosy. It has been estimated that three million people are effected by this disease, leaving them permanently debilitated and disfigured.

In the Holy Bible there are stories of lepers who faced the same hardship. They were shunned in public and would isolate themselves from society. They would not be hired to support themselves or their family, and survived through alms from strangers.

When among society, they were required by law to yell out “I’m a leper”. This was to warn not to go near them. Lepers were judged by many who said you were cursed, or being punished for your sins.

Jesus of Nazareth was known for His love and kindness. He had compassion for the sick, and healed them.

Matthew 8: 1-4
Jesus Cleanses The Leper

When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

Luke 17:11-19
Ten Lepers Cleansed

Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?  Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”  All Jesus wanted in return for their healing, was to believe and be thankful.

There are many amazing miracles that Jesus performed in the Bible, and this same healing power is available still today,through faith and prayer. The love of Jesus sends men and woman to help those who are suffering. 

 

 

 

 

Betty Florence

Loving the children

Betty Florence is an extraordinary woman, at the age of 79, she continues her yearly quest as a missionary to Sierra Leone. Her focus is Fakonoh Village,and the outlying areas. Betty and the team live among the people, she feels this is the best way to connect, as she aims to teach the villagers that they need to work together. She was faced with the harsh reality that some did not want her presence, yet on the bright side,those in the villages she has touched love her dearly and wish that she would stay.

Betty has a great heart for the children. Focusing on children’s education. Helping to establish a preschool in Sinbaru, and a grade school in the village. Training can help put an end to generational poverty, yet many do not have the privilege to receive basic education.  

Betty has worked with nine villages where they have constructed two houses, provided food,clothing, and much-needed medical attention, they have also established four churches, and provided funding for a community well. Betty Florence continues to bring hope to severely impoverished family’s, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those who need to learn of Him.  Your donation can help extend their efforts.

 

Your donation can help provide

  • A solar briefcase to be used by the nurse.
  • Medical supplies.
  • Food and clothing for the children.
  • Support for the schools.

Well success

 

 

Sister Betty with people

Cooking food Village To Village By Boat

other village childrenChildren from 5th village