The body of the affected person starts withering away, more particularly visible in the hands, legs and eyes, thus rendering the affected human being unfit for normal life. The affected person lives in isolation, rejected by family and society. In most countries, especially in India, they tend to migrate to one of the available nearby leprosy colonies.
God’s Word is the only source of consolation and comfort to lepers, who despite their incurable handicapped condition spend time in praying, meditating on God’s Word and deriving their day to day strength from Him.
As most of the victims do not have fingers, they require special production of Scripture products, which is produced using thick paper, so that with their stubby hands they can flip through the pages. Audio Bibles are also of great help to them.