We’re often asked “why does The Leprosy Mission Australia have a shop?”
Introducing The Leprosy Mission Australia’s very own brand of beauty, home and gift ware.
Nelson is the project coordinator for the Community Based Rehabilitation project in Timor Leste. This is a project that you support. We recently caught up with Nelson to talk to him about your project, how he got there and what inspires him in his work. Nelson will be coming to Australia for the National Conference later this year. You can talk to Nelson about your project at various events in October.
Thanks to your shopping, Chameli can make a living for her family!
Antonio lives on an island due north of Timor Leste’s capital city. It’s harsh and hot on At’Auro Island. A giant rock protruding from the sea, At’Auro is an unshielded receptacle for heat. The sole of my boat shoes even melted off on the boat ride there—the extreme heat and water too much for its glue. The hot climate makes farming incredibly difficult. Something that Antonio knows all too well…
Grace Warren, a daughter of missionary parents, was a creative and practical child. She would make many of her own clothes as a young girl and teenager, play the piano and tinker away on finely-detailed embroidery or knitting. These skills she had learnt from her sister Helen and her mother. Helen insisted on the neat and tiny stitches that would later serve Grace in an unexpected and profound way.