Hi. This is Dr Chuck Crisco. Just last month I walked into a leper village that locals refuse to go to because of the leprosy. They are isolated in their own village left with no financial support, no way to be involved in society by any means. They are the rejects, the lower caste, the untouchables of India.
As I'm looking into the eyes of these precious people that God loves, I had the great honor of preaching the gospel, putting them in my arms and giving them the thing they have been deprived of... human touch.
But as I stood there, in front of desperation and what feels hopeless, I discovered that it was not the leprosy that was the immediate problem. They suffer from diseases like yellow fever, stomach sicknesses and death of all ages for one simple reason. They don't have clean water.
Apparently the government came to build a well there, but when they discovered it was a leper village they abandoned the project.
I realized that while I could pray for them, and encourage them, and even expect God to do some healing miracles... some of them would die before I saw them only because they cannot drink a clean glass of water.
We can't even imagine this. Our toilet and tub water is way cleaner than their drinking water. And no one will help.
I could not stand there and do a "drive-by-gospel" event. How can I turn away when for only about $2500 we can literally save their lives. Real people. People who are important to God!
I'm reminded of the story of the little boy that was walking along the beach that was covered in star-fish that had been washed ashore. The boy would take one and throw it back into the ocean. One at a time.
An older man came walking by and said, "Do you really think that you are making a difference?" To which the boy replied, "I made a difference for this one" as he threw one back into the ocean. While I can't fix every problem, I could not ignore the one in front of my face.
This Christmas would you consider a gift to help these new friends of mine to live??? Would you help restore hope to them?
ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
Most of our efforts have been focused on the nation of India over the last few years.
It is a country filled with cultural, religious and topographical diversity. We conducted pastor's, women's and children's conferences. We ministered in prisons, AIDS churches and a leper hospital. In addition, it has been our joy to witness thousands of people come to know Christ, to see God open deaf ears and blind eyes, to watch cripples walk, and to help strengthen leaders.
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