Mission & Giving News

This past year, the Mission & Giving group gave some of St Andrew’s funds to the Leprosy Mission to help rebuild lives after the earthquake of 25 April 2015 hit Nepal. Here’s a particularly compelling story of how donations are being used:
As a result of the earthquake, Khrishna’s home was destroyed and his life changed forever by the death of his wife, who was inside the house when it collapsed. Already disabled by leprosy and now a lone parent to his two sons, life is desperately hard for Khrishna. The family are now living in a temporary shelter, which cannot protect them from the worst of the winter weather.
Already the poorest of the poor, those with leprosy desperately need help rebuilding their lives. Donations help buy pallets of bricks to start construction of new, earthquake-proof houses, provide a toilet and sink for new homes, and provide counselling sessions for people devastated by the earthquake. Please pray for people affected by leprosy who have lost their livelihoods, homes and loved ones in this disaster. To read more about the organisation’s work, click on this link: http://www.leprosymission.org.uk/news-and-resources/
Sharon Neufeld (Chair of the PCC’s Mission & Giving Group)