Think you’re not called to be a missionary? Think again…
We are incredibly grateful for the life and work of people who serve TLM and leprosy-affected people in countries far from their own homes - people like Dr Esther Davis and Jannine Ebenso. Their dedication and commitment is both humbling and amazing.
But their work and legacy was only made possible because of supporters like you!
All of you reading this who support The Leprosy Mission’s work through prayer or financial gifts are missionaries and enablers of God’s work. You may not feel called to fly to a foreign country to serve God. But that does not make you any less of a missionary than Dr Esther Davis. Mission is like a chain – all parts are linked, and each part is supporting and holding each other. If we draw a line on a map from Northern Ireland to Nigeria, YOU are at the start of that chain of support and it ends with the transformation of the lives of those suffering from leprosy.
In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul talks about the body of Christ in relation to the church. But we can also apply this to mission. In verses 19 and 20 it says:
“If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body.”
It would be impossible for us all to fly oversees, but there are some who do. Equally there are some who work for mission organisations and there are people who support them. All different parts of the body, yet all part of the same body and all equal.
You are missionaries for The Leprosy Mission. Without your prayers, support and generosity there would be no mission and there would be no missionaries on the field. You are the start of that chain and without you, we wouldn’t be there today. We wouldn’t be celebrating what people like Dr Esther Davis or Jannine Ebenso (see page 8) achieved in Nigeria or the work that has been completed at the hospital.