By Colin Martin, TLMA Board Member
Dr. Teem-Wing Yip is an Australian doctor who's been a supporter of the Leprosy Mission since she spent an elective with Heather and Trevor Smith in McKean Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre when she was a medical student. She's been living and working in Dili, Timor-Leste, since last year, first at an Australian-funded NGO, and currently with an international organisation as a public health specialist supporting the government's response to COVID-19. Back in March, there was a lot of anxiety about COVID-19. On afternoon the first case was announced, I suddenly noticed that most people were wearing masks and everyone was washing hands before going into shops. Security guards outside shops wouldn't let you in until you had washed your hands.
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You are wonderful. Really. You are.
God bless and thank you for your compassionate hearts. We hope you are staying safe during this pandemic. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. (In particular our hearts go out to our locked-down Leprosy Mission supporters in Melbourne.)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew, 11:28 By Tim Collison, Leprosy Mission Australia Engagement Manager