December 14: Leticia’s Story

Seven-year-old Leticia lives with her family in a thatched-roof hut in rural Côte d’Ivoire. One day, a neighbor noticed an odd swelling on Leticia’s right elbow. He had heard radio ads warning about such symptoms. He thought it might be serious. So he advised Leticia’s family to take her to the nearby clinic.

Their neighbor was right— Leticia had the flesh-eating disease Buruli ulcer. But that wasn’t all. The nurse at the clinic also found a red patch on Leticia’s skin. It was leprosy.

Thanks to your generosity, Leticia received the cure and care for Buruli ulcer and leprosy. Their neighbor was so inspired, he became a community health volunteer – educating people about these dehumanizing diseases.

Learn how your support can make a big difference in the lives of children like Leticia.

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. (Psalm 120:1)