Although leprosy is the oldest disease known to man, we believe we can be the generation that ends the spread of the disease. In faith we believe we can end transmission of leprosy by 2035. Jesus showed us how to care for and love people affected by leprosy and his is the example that guides our work every day.
Leprosy is a disease that can utterly ruin a person's life. Many people who are diagnosed will be shunned by their husbands, wives, parents, siblings, friends, and children; and, just as in the Gospels, they are often forced to leave their homes and villages. They find it hard to make an income and they see their human rights constantly abused. They feel worthless and rejected. Our founder said in the 1800s,
"If there was ever a Christ-like work in the world, it was to go amongst these poor sufferers and bring them the consolation of the gospel."
We work in 30 countries across the world in our efforts to achieve our goal: leprosy defeated, lives transformed.
The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is an international Christian organisation which helps people affected by leprosy. Founded in 1874, The Leprosy Mission is the oldest and largest leprosy-focused organisation in the world today.
Please pray with us so that we can finish the work that Jesus started.
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