December 1: Meet Ria and Mia

Identical twins Ria and Mia were just seven years old when they first came to Cebu Skin Clinic, our partner in the Philippines. They had been suffering from persistent skin rashes. It was leprosy.

Thanks to your compassionate support, the twins received the cure for leprosy and ongoing treatment, free of charge.

“I remember that my parents were both delighted to know that we need not spend a dime to get cured. For a financially struggling family like us, it was great news,” says Ria.

Now 17 years old, the twins are currently enrolled as college freshmen in a bachelor’s degree program in elementary education. Teaching children how to read and write is a passion they both share and have nurtured since childhood.

Looking back, when asked about lessons learned from the past, Mia and Ria reply, “It’s accepting God’s will without complaint. Just face life’s adversities the best way we could and keep learning from it. After all, nothing can go wrong with God and family at hand.”

If you’d like to help people like Ria and Mia you can donate now, and share God’s love.

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)

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