Westlake Church supports an exciting front-line mission project in a rather remote area of Nepal – the Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital – one of the world’s busiest leprosy hospitals – whose aim is to rescue and provide love, compassionate care, healing and rehabilitation, food, clothing, dignity in the name of Jesus Christ, to the leprosy affected and other poor, marginalized and needy people, and then at the same time also holding out the Gospel of Salvation through both loving word and deed.
Two of our Westlake church family – Dr Graeme and Meena Clugston, who along with their two boys used to contribute to the music for Westlake’s worship (anyone remember the bagpipes up the balcony with Amazing Grace?) – left their home in Gland 5 years ago, and have since then been working at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital. Dr Graeme is Medical Director and Meena is Nursing Advisor. Last year, when back on leave, they made a presentation about the work at Lalgadh Hospital to the Westlake church family.
Lalgadh Hospital is situated in Dhanusha District of Nepal, in the hot flat monsoonal south eastern Terai region of Nepal, close to the border of Bihar, India. It is the main action arm of the Nepal Leprosy Trust, a Christian Nepali charitable organization with trustees in UK and Ireland. This area is the world’s epidemiological “hotspot” for leprosy.
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