In March, 1977, the Associated Press reported that four deadly tropical
diseases could be totally eliminated by the year 2007 for only one dollar per
patient per year. The diseases include Chagas disease which infects 18 million
people in Latin American and kills 45,000 each year, river blindness that
affects another 18 million in Africa and Latin America, Lymphatic filariasis
that affects 120 million in the tropics and leprosy. Yes, leprosy could
actually be eliminated entirely from the earth! Because of all that was known
(and thought) about leprosy in days gone by, sin has come to be thought of as
the leprosy of the soul. That spiritual leprosy will be eliminated — but not
until Jesus comes back again.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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