This year, the Wisconsin Conference UMC has committed to raise $1 million to support Imagine No Malaria by Annual Conference 2015. Bishop Jung is challenging all churches and all people in Wisconsin Conference to get involved with Imagine No Malaria in some way throughout the next year – through prayers, advocacy, and fundraising.
Our Mission: Save Lives
Malaria is a disease of poverty, accounting for over 200 million cases every year and killing one person every minute. The disease continues to affect an entire continent, as the African people and economy are burdened by this preventable and treatable disease. For nearly two centuries, the people of The United Methodist Church have been engaged in partnership with our brothers and sisters in Africa – serving with the poor and creating solutions to these systemic problems.
Our Mehod: A Comprehesive Program
In 2006, The United Nations Foundation partnered with The United Methodist Church in the Nothing But Nets campaign, raising more than $7 million to provide insecticide-treated bed nets to the people of Africa. In 2008, building on the success of Nothing But Nets, a new, comprehensive program to fight malaria was created. This initiative, called Imagine No Malaria, is the extraordinary effort of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million by 2015 to end deaths and suffering from malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is Faith in Action at its finest, and the people of The United Methodist Church around the world have responded to the call.
Our Goal: 1 Million Dollars
Every dollar matters. Don't believe it?
$2 buys a diagnostic test
$5 provides medication for one person with malaria
$10 buys an insecticide-treated mosquito net
$25 pays for a message about education, health, and faith on UMC radio stations in Africa
$60 provides a solar-powered radio to a woman in a rural community
$100 pays for an anti-malaria campaign in a local school
$200 trains traditional birth attendants in malaria prevention and treatment
Wondering how much to give? This Lenten Giving From Abundance Calendar invites you to think about the blessings in your life, learn about the campaign to end malaria, and pray for our brothers and sisters around the world.