SOME OF YOUR SUPPORT
THROUGH OUR MINISTRY,
HELPING A FEW OF THE NEEDY LEPERS OF INDIA!
VOL. 55 No. 10
Matthew 10:8 Heal
the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Jesus, on his way to
Jerusalem, encountered ten lepers. He cleansed and healed
them, but only one returned to thank Jesus afterward.
Luke 17:11-19 (KJV)
And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned
back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving Him thanks:
and he was a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed?
but where are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God,
save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath
made thee whole.
Why did only one
cleansed leper return to thank Jesus?
The following are
suggested reasons why the nine did not return:
- One waited to see if the
cure was real.
- One waited to see if it would last.
- One said he would see Jesus later.
- One decided that he had never had leprosy.
- One said he would have gotten well anyway.
- One gave the glory to the priests.
- One said, "O, well, Jesus didn't really do anything."
- One said, "Any rabbi could have done it."
- One said, "I was already much improved."
Our ministry, (yours too,
as you stand with us in prayer and faith) has taken on a new
outreach and that is beginning to support the feeding of lepers
in leper colonies.
The cost is only US $10.00
each per month.
We are starting with
just 10 lepers in India and God willing, to see many more
added. However, these are thankful, not only for the natural
food but for the spiritual food, as they are being reached
with the Gospel.
During the many years
of our ministry, we have seen a few lepers healed, although
lepers do not mix with people.
That means the Gospel
must be taken to them as Jesus said, “Go Ye.”
In Photo #1 above
left, you see our worker preaching and #2 below it, his wife
to the people.
Photo #3 below left,
an extra special meal being served. Photo #4 below right,
lining up with their metal plates and Photo #5 you can see
them in front of their rooms.
They are so I do like this photo
right with Jesus taking the hand of an leper.
That leprosy had to die when the
Saviour touched him.
Except for preaching, which is the
best thing we have done for lepers, this is the first time
we have done something like helping them as we are doing by
the Grace of God.
We remember the Words of Jesus when
He said, if you do it to one of the least, we do it to and
The photos on this left side show the
people and where they live and a photo of how leprosy eats away
at the body.
Leprosy has tormented humans throughout
The earliest possible account of a
disease that many scholars believe is leprosy appears in an
Egyptian Papyrus document written around 1550 B.C.
Leprosy is very likely the oldest
infectious disease in human history.
Leprosy Still Exists 600 People Are
Diagnosed Every Day Around the World.
Two-thirds of all new cases are
diagnosed in India. In the U.S. there was reported 168 new
cases of leprosy in 2016.
117 countries reported new cases of
leprosy in 2017.
Four million people have
disabilities as a result of leprosy. 210,671 new cases were
reported globally in 2017; many cases have not been detected
or reported. Approximately 10% of these new cases are in
children. India, Brazil and Indonesia accounted for 80% of
new leprosy cases in 2017 which remains home to a third of
the world’s poor.
Every two minutes someone is
diagnosed with leprosy. It causes nerve damage and muscle
weakness that can lead to deformities, crippling, blindness
Many Americans think leprosy no
longer exists, but it still occurs in more than 100
WE KNOW THE CURE FOR LEPROSY. IT IS
THE PAYMENT PAID BY JESUS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS
WITH THE STRIPES HE BORE.
While it is important to do good
works, the most important IS the Gospel and Power of God to
not only heal the dreaded disease but to heal the spirits of
men and women and make them new creatures in Christ.
As we reach out to these, through
workers and outreaches, please pray for them. The two top
photos are of Marge and I in Africa and India some years
Though, we are not going personally
as much as before, we still have a burden and are reaching
people like these through anointed native ministers and
workers, supporting more than 125 full time.
Folks just like you make this
ministry possible through God’s enabling power.
Please pray for them and us.
God bless you and yours. On
behalf of souls,
and Marge Abram
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