It is calculated that on an average 130,000 Indians are diagnosed with leprosy every year more than every other country put together, even though the Indian government claims to have eradicated this disease in 2005. Since leprosy attacks nerve endings, destroying the ability to feel pain and injury, the infections in the patients lead to the loss of fingers, hands, toes and feet over time. Unfortunately these patients face lifelong rejection, stigma and discrimination and hence many sufferers delay treatment even if it is fully curable in the early stages! Lepers are considered unclean by the society and most sufferers are driven away from the community.
Gospel For India extends its helping hand to these poor and suffering people in the community by providing them with food, medicines, blankets etc along with sharing the love of God with them.