Kit BlogCategory: Australia

A year at The Leprosy Mission Australia

25 May 2018 | Author: Tim Collison

I remember watching Samana’s story play across the big screens in my church and being moved. Not just at the sheer tragedy of her mother’s death because of a curable disease. But also at the hope in Samana and her family’s perseverance in the face of Samana herself developing leprosy. Samana’s story was one of the motivating factors in my decision to apply for a role at The Leprosy Mission Australia. I’ve now been in this role for a year and a photo of Samana and her father Shivaram sits on my desk, reminding me of the vision of The Leprosy Mission: Defeating Leprosy and Transforming Lives.

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Jesus overturned stigma—you can too!

03 Jan 2018 | Author: Andrew Hateley-Browne

Jesus rejected the belief that leprosy was a curse from God, or was a result of people’s own poor choices. Instead Jesus overturned the stigma: He reached out to people in need; He touched those who had been labelled as untouchable; He welcomed those who had been isolated and rejected.

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