The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has partnered with Yayasan Peduli Tuna Daksa (the Jakarta Orthotics and Prosthetics Center—Limbs for Limbless) in Jakarta, Indonesia, in a program to provide artificial limbs for those who need them in the city of Yogjakarta and surrounding areas. The artificial limbs are manufactured by Yayasan professionals, and the project is funded by the Church and coordinated by welfare missionaries Russell and Eileen Healy.
Yogjakarta, Indonesia, near the active volcano Mount Merapi, has had its share of tragedy. Periodic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have at times brought terror and serious injuries to its residents. But two days in early August were all about healing for more than 100 people who have lost limbs through earthquake or accident or even congenital lack of limbs.
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