In India people with leprosy are considered the poorest of the poor and the untouchables of society. No one has a desire to have any contact with them and their only means of income is begging. NICM reaches out to these people in the love of Jesus by providing much-needed food and medical assistance. NICM wants to make sure every leper our Pastors meet knows the love of Jesus and realizes they are no longer an untouchable but a precious person in Christ’s sight. For many of these dear people it is the first time in their lives that they have been shown loving compassion, and through this effort their dark world is changed into a new life through the light of Jesus Christ. When you partner in this work you are giving hope to the hopeless.
North India Christian Mission ministers to lepers in several ways. On some occasions we travel to the leper colonies bringing bags of lentils, wheat, rice and other food as well as clothes and blankets when resources permit. At other times, we provide transportation in the vehicle recently purchased by supporter for use by the lepers. We bring them to our mission facility for medical treatment and at other times we take them to other medical facilities.
We always give a presentation of Biblical teaching and the Gospel message as we minister to the lepers in the name of Jesus. The IDES organization has been a great partner in helping us feed these lepers regularly. This has been a great blessing.
Testimony of a Leper
“I am very thankful to God for His children, who are helping me and my family in this times of suffering. I am living in Rajpura with my wife and 3 daughters. Our (lepers) only income is by begging, and through that my wife and I support our children. Sometimes we get no help from people and during rainly days our room is leaking and there is shortage of food. However, by brother John’s (name changed) support, we get some rice, lentils, clothes, and other needed things.
“I love Jesus and I know He loves me and my family very much and that is why he has sent Pastor John. It is our prayer that God provide our food and shelter and help when we are sick. I am proud that I am now a Christian, and my past Hindu life was a curse on me. Mark 1:41.”