Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 4 - first visit to the Leper Colony

Today half of the team visited a medical clinic inside a Leper colony in Chennai. They were able to spend time visiting with the leprosy patients after they had their wounds cleaned. There is such a strong stigma in this culture for those who have leprosy. They are considered "untouchables", but our team touched, hugged, and extended love and kindness to them. Many patients asked our team for prayer. It was a precious time. Tomorrow the other half of our team will visit a separate leper colony. Here are some photos of the time * note: one picture is a bit graphic.

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