Africa 2023: Finding Stories of Hope
September 25, 2023
In August, several of our staff from the U.S. and U.K. visited ALM partners and projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ghana. It was a whirlwind experience, full of field trips, site visits and conversations with doctors, pastors and the people whose lives you’ve changed through your support for American Leprosy Missions. We are still amazed by the incredible work we saw and the stories people shared with us.
One project made us especially excited: we saw one of our dreams in action for the first time!
Dr. Vedithi using the Biomeme machine (top left) to process a test for Kembo: the boy in the red shirt on his mother’s lap (bottom left). Children under 15– like Kembo and these boys at IME Kimpese (right)–are 50% of Buruli ulcer victims. Thanks to your generous support, hospitals and clinics can use this testing solution to provide same-day test results!
At IME-Kimpese, the words “Nzambi Zola” are written above the hospital’s main entrance. This translates to “In God’s Love”: everyone who walks onto the hospital grounds walks under that blessing. This is a place where God’s healing is experienced in so many ways. Thank you for supporting our partners as they demonstrate Christ’s love and healing power!
Visiting our ALM team in Accra (top); Rose Kumah (left) is a community volunteer trained to find people like Augustina and Mankere (right) and refer them for testing and treatment. More people are recognizing diseases and receiving care, thanks to your gifts!