On Sunday, December 17th Independent Church in India started their first double service at the Dindigul church. Due to an overcrowded rented room filling the services each week, they felt to begin reaching out to those lepers and needy people that have been attending the church in an unique and caring way. The first service is a regular service for all who will come and the second service has been started for those mainly with leprosy. After the service the hungry are fed a good meal and their open wounds and sores are treated and bandaged by the ICII team.

During the time of worship.
This woman with leprosy is releasing her sorrows unto the Lord during the time of worship.

This is a very special time for those with leprosy because they are considered the poorest of the poor and the untouchables of the untouchables that no one in their society has any desire to have any fellowship with.

The service started with a time of worship. During this time the Lord's annointing and presence fell among these special people and many began crying and pouring their hearts out to the Lord.

This man with leprosy is worshipping the Lord in spirit and in truth.
    The new lepers that came to the service were hearing about Christ's love for the first time in their lives. After a life time of sorrows and rejection from their families and society, this was a time of comfort and a shedding of many tears before the Lord. It was a time to cast their burdens upon the Lord and to release their sorrows unto Him.
    It was a time to feed their spirits the Word of God as they listened as the message was preached.

After the message, the ICII Gospel team served them all a good meal. They enjoyed their food as many ate to their stomachs were full and had a chance to fellowship with one another. After the meal, those with open sores were lovingly wrapped up by some of the church believers who have been studying in medical school and working in nursing. Before leaving, the lepers were prayed for and also had a chance to share their burdens with the Gospel team. Also new lepers that came to the service who did not receive a leprosy compassion pack recieved one of those as well. Before leaving, ICII provides each person some money to pay for their bus fare. Some of the lepers have been traveling over thirty miles by bus to come to church. Some even have to walk long distances to get on the bus.

ICII Gospel team serving those with leprosy a
meal following the church service.

US missionary Kathy Smith praying for an elderly woman.
A foot of a victim of leprosy getting wrapped up after the church service.

    ICII wants to keep having this medical and food outreach each week because no longer do they want to see any one leaving that has not eaten for days or that has open sores on their hands and feet.

    Those who are homeless and needy are also invited to stay for the meal. Many lepers and needy people left that day with joy, anticipating the next service.

Many lepers have infected feet and toes that need urgent attention.


We are looking for caring people that would like to sponsor these outreaches. For only $200 per week (Sunday Service) will cover the church rent, the food for up to 200 people, medical supplies, and pay for our nurse, the bus fare for the lepers and poor people to come to church, and other personal needs for the lepers or needy people.

Infected hand that needs
urgent attentio
This outreach has been growing and it takes around $200 to fully sponsor an outreach to these poorest of the poor. Those who would like to sponsor a whole month for $800 we will send you personal pictures of what happened during the month you have sponsored, so you can feel personally involved. ICII's true heart's desire is to provide for these special people needs, and to teach them spiritual truths. ICII wants to make sure that every leper they meet will know the love of Jesus and realize they are no longer an untouchable, but precious in the Lord's sight. Help us to reach out to them in Christ's love so they can realize for the first time in their life that they are loved. You can change a dark world of a leper into one of new life and hope in Jesus Christ...

If you would like to donate for this most urgent need to sponsor a medical and food outreach please donate here.

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"For I was an hungred,and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" Matthew 25:35-40.