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In Memory of a Mentor — Stephen Chinnaswamy, Consultant

 It was with a heavy heart that Brent Morgan, International Director of The Leprosy Mission, reported the sad and sudden loss of Mr Stephen Chinnaswamy to COVID-19 in India. As a mentor and coach, Stephen had a major influence on many of our Leprosy Mission leaders across the world through The Leprosy Mission’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP). Stephen and his business partner, Vivek Albuquerque, trained more than 60 Leprosy Mission leaders over the last four years. During this time, he developed close bonds with many across the Global Fellowship family. Stephen also conducted staff training for The Leprosy Mission in India, Myanmar and Nepal. His passing is a great loss to The Leprosy Mission and to the many others who he trained and mentored. Please continue to remember Stephen’s wife Sandra and their two adult children in your prayers. Please also pray for Vivek as he deals with the loss of his business partner and dear friend. Please continue to pray for our Hospital Heroes in India, and their patients, as they deal with the COVID emergency.