Churches

When Jesus walked the earth, he healed people who were marginalized by disease.

Your church can continue the work of Jesus today by partnering with American Leprosy Missions.

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Heal the sick, raise the dead, heal those who have
leprosy… Freely you have received, freely give.

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— Matthew 10:8

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Heal the sick, raise the dead, heal those who have
leprosy… Freely you have received, freely give.

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Pray

Please consider praying for our work.

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  • Praise God for His provisions for American Leprosy Missions. Through our faithful donors, American Leprosy Missions has been able to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to people suffering from leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases for more than 100 years.
  • Praise God for the safety and wellbeing of our partners around the world as they have served patients throughout the pandemic. Please pray for strength for the healthcare workers as they continue to navigate the challenging pandemic circumstances.
  • Pray for God to end the terrible disease of leprosy and for healing for the 2-3 million people currently living with lifelong consequences of leprosy, including disabilities and isolation.
  • Pray for guidance for the staff as the strategic plan is being developed and for vision for what God would have us do in the coming years.
  • Pray for churches and partners in those countries to rise up to help spread hope and healing.
  • Pray for people to not only receive physical healing but also for restoration to the community – for a breakdown of stigma that keeps people from seeking and receiving treatment, and restoration to lives of dignity and hope.
  • Pray for the development of a leprosy vaccine. American Leprosy Missions has worked for many years on the development of LepVax and we are in the middle of the process. God keeps providing and is paving the way for this very important project.
Would you
like us to pray
for you?

Our volunteers and staff are eager to pray for your needs. If there is something on your heart you would like us to pray for, please let us know by submitting a prayer request.

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Give

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Your church can support a specific project or incorporate our ministry into your church missions. Through your partnership, you and your church can demonstrate Christ’s love by ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of some of the most marginalized people in the world: those affected by leprosy and related diseases.

Contact [email protected] or 1.800.543.3135 for more information.

Raise Awareness

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One of our most popular projects is “Pete the Pig,” inspired by a boy named Wilbur who, in 1913, bought a little piglet and named him Pete. When Pete was big and fat, Wilbur took him to the market and sold him for $25. Wilbur then donated the $25 to American Leprosy Missions to help cure and care for people affected by leprosy. Today children can collect their coins in piggy banks and use that money to help people suffering from leprosy and related diseases.

Download the “Pete the Pig” materials: the story of Wilbur and Pete, information about leprosy and a fun piggy bank activity.

Participate in World Leprosy Day
January 30, 2022

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For more than 60 years, on the last Sunday of January, thousands of people across the globe have stopped to remember those who suffer from leprosy. World Leprosy Day helps to focus on the needs of some of the poorest and most marginalized people in the world – those affected by leprosy.

Ways to Get Involved

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Watch

Download this video about our ministry and show it at your church.

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Give

Just $30 will cure a child — helping to find, diagnose, and get medicine to those
who need it.

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Pray

Please pray for our ministry and for the people affected by leprosy and related diseases that we serve around the world.

Thank you for partnering with us to cure people suffering from leprosy, care for those affected and ultimately end this terrible disease!