Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities

Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities
Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities in Korah - Children's Shelter (blue fence) & church is directly across the road.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Loving the Least of These" - The Elderly Lepers' Home

We are very excited about this NEW program-
and are hoping you may join us to serve and 
"Love the Least of These"

The Reality of Those Living With Leprosy: For anyone who has ever visited Korah and sat with the Great Hope Charity (GHC) leaders over the lunch hour as they hand feed the elderly lepers, they cannot help but be touched by the leaders' expression of love and humility.  Unable to feed themselves due to their debilitating disease, these lepers walk with their crutches and prosthetics, poor vision and twisted limbs quite a distance over rock and rubble for their only meal of the day.  They have been persecuted and are now alone, without family or the ability to support themselves.  The moment becomes even more poignant when visitors themselves begin to interact with these gentlemen, whom the leaders affectionately refer to as the "Elders".  Whether through conversation, a smile, a helping hand or a hug, spending time with these Elders is both humbling and life changing. 

The Call: I am sure that for some, the words of Matthew 25:35-40 comes to mind: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me..."The Kind will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." 

THE REQUEST: Earlier this year, the leaders of GHC approached Hope for Korah (HFK), asking if we would consider partnering with them to open up a home for these elderly lepers, near the Children's Shelter, so that they could better serve and care for them.  At the time most of these elders were living in a horrific compound that was in desperate need of