Ferguson - National Director, pictured at the new
Leprosy Mission National Office
and shop at Lagan House, Lisburn.
staff pictured at the new
Leprosy Mission National
Office and Shop in Lisburn. L to R: Colin
Ferguson - National Director, Joy Jamieson - PA to
National Director, Daphne Kerry - Clerical Officer
and Sam Smith - Development Officer/Youth Worker.
Missing from the photo is the Rev Tom Robinson -
The Leprosy Mission National Office,
which was based in Belfast for over 40 years, relocated to
Lisburn in July 2006. The new Lisburn office/shop is located in
Lagan House, just behind the
Lisburn Christian Fellowship Church on the Queens Road.
The function of the National Office is to
raise the awareness of leprosy, provide prayer support, and
raise funds in Northern Ireland. The opening
hours for new office/shop is Monday to Friday from 9.15am to
5.00pm for the sale of charity Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, devotional books, fair
trade items (from workshops employing ex-leprosy patients many
of whom have disabilities) and much more.
A spokesperson for the organisation says,
“The Leprosy Mission is a leading international Christian
organisation with over 130 years of experience. TLM is a
worldwide partnership, active in over 50 countries, with a
vision for a world without leprosy and a passion to eradicate
the causes and consequences of leprosy. As long as leprosy
afflicts individuals and communities, we are committed to doing
all we can to break its power and impact. God has equipped us
with the means and methods to reach our goal of healing,
restoring and empowering the lives of people affected by
leprosy. This means more than just a cure for the disease; it
means addressing the underlying causes, working to prevent
disability and restoring dignity and wholeness. TLM has over
2,000 national and international staff and works in partnership
with communities, churches, national governments and other NGOs.
National Councils and Support Groups in 27 countries resource
our work with finance, prayer and some expatriate expertise.
TLM serves a population of 285 million people across 182
projects in 31 leprosy-affected countries. Our Mission
Statement is to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the
physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and
communities disadvantaged by leprosy; working with them to
uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy. Our vision is for
a world without leprosy and our
goal is to eradicate the causes and consequences of leprosy.
Deputation speakers are available to speak about The Leprosy
Mission to any interested group.”