By Curt Harding, United Methodist Communications
Each and every day, God sends out invitations, invitations to make a difference in someone’s life. These invitations are delivered in many different ways, but often times we miss them. We’re too busy, too distracted. What if the invitation were more obvious? What if you were reading one now? You Are Cordially invited to save lives today. Could you ignore it?
Malaria claims the life of a child every 45 seconds. Look around your child’s school, your youth group, the playground. Imagine one in five children disappearing. Imagine what a difference their life could have made. The people of The United Methodist Church are answering the call. The Imagine No Malaria campaign has an ambitious goal of eliminating death and suffering from malaria—a preventable and curable disease.
…everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
What You Can Do
Progress is being made, but we must not stop. What’s needed is money; money for mosquito bed nets, money for treatment, money for education. Together we can do this.
Have a FUNraiser! In advance of World Malaria Day, April 25, 2011 Imagine No Malaria is encouraging United Methodists to host a malaria house party—an easy and fun way to truly change the world. No matter what the occasion…birthday, Super Bowl, Fourth of July, your guests will come knowing that they’re making a donation—making a difference.
Consider this your invitation. The bite of malaria doesn’t have to kill. But it’s up to you.
Imagine saving millions of lives. Imagine No Malaria.
Imagine No Malaria House Party
For party planning ideas, invitations, party tips, and much more, visit: ImagineNoMalaria.org