When hope confronts despair

Last Christmas, staff and church volunteers held a special carol service for palliative care patients and their families at Chinchpada Christian Hospital, India – to which a staggering 800 people came.

Dr Ashita Singh shares:

The choir, staff and volunteers greeted each of our special guests, and it was heart-warming to see so many hugs being exchanged. There were many tears too, as is often the case when hope confronts despair, and Agape Love reinstates forgotten, devalued, beautiful people created in God’s image to their rightful place of dignity.

One elderly man (who had lost both his lower limbs waist down) took both my hands in his, bowed his head into them and wept long and hard, words being unnecessary as we shared our common treasure – Jesus.’

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