Story number 2 for 10 Feb 2000

By February 10, 2000

Meanwhile, two mission groups based in the United States are working together
to help those suffering from leprosy. American Leprosy Mission’s Chris Doyle
says it’s called community health evangelism and they’re partnering with Medical
Ambassadors International. “ALM is looking for more opportunities to go into the
communities where people are affected by leprosy are living, rather than sitting back in
the hospitals and wait for people to come to us. Medical Ambassadors has this
program that takes health to the local community, and at the same time combines
evangelism with that.” According to Doyle this meets medical and spiritual needs at the
same time. He says the need to help leprosy victims is great. “Last year, there were
almost 800,000 new cases of leprosy in the world, so that’s more than one a minute
every day 24 hours a day. So, we are still ministering in many countries around the
world.” Doyle says it only costs 200-dollars to cure a leprosy patient. He’s hoping
more people get involved in helping them.

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