We would like to present you a letter written by one the families that live in the community affected by leper. This family is thankful for the help received from the sponsors of Genesis Mission. We are blessed to be able to help them, and we hope that this letter will encourage you to become part of God’s plan to support this community thru prayer and donations.
This families live in a leprosy rehabilitation center and we want to give you a little bit more information about this center.
The Leper Rehabilitation Center is situated at a distance of 25 kilometers from Coimbatore at a place called Marudhamalai. It came into existence in the year 1984 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Job Gnanaprakasam. In the year 1984, about 30 families consisting of 79 persons migrated from Government Leprosy Rehabilitation Center at Sathyamangalam to Leper Rehabilitation Center at Marudhamalai. At that moment, they did not have any appropriate place of shelter, thus, compelling them to take refuge in sheds. On seeing their pathetic condition, Rev. Dr. Job Gnanaprakasam made up his mind to build concrete houses for 16 families. With his strong determination, he was able to make his dreams come true and ultimately, the houses were dedicated on 5th February 2000 with Mr. G. Santhanam, the then Collector for Coimbatore District, being the Chief Guest.
Genesis Mission is sponsoring this community, and we have visited them in couple of occasions, trying to make their lives a little easier. Every little donation will help put a smile on children’s faces and support their families with meals and clothing.
For donations, please write a check for: Philadelphia Romanian Church, Memo: Genesis-India Leprosy or contact us at : (773) 575-8223. Mail the check to:
Philadelphia Romanian Church, Adress: 1713 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Thank you for your generosity!
Rev. Ilie U. Tomuta