Imagine No Malaria Sunday – October 12

mosquito proverb      Your generosity will help Just as a little mosquito can have a big impact, a little money from you can make a huge difference in the life of a person in a community plagued by malaria.  A contribution of $10 can save a life because it provides two full rounds of malaria medication.  The Mission and Social Justice Teams are hosting a Bake Sale on Sunday, October 12 to raise money for the Imagine No Malaria Campaign.  All of the money donated goes directly to Imagine No Malaria.  Donations may be made by check to BUMC with “Imagine No Malaria” on the memo line.
The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria (INM) initiative began with General Conference 2008.  Through INM, UMCOR has distributed 1.9 million anti-malaria bed nets, trained more than 11,000 community health volunteers and established 13 United Methodist health boards, which today guide annual conference health strategy and outreach in 16 African countries.   As of July, 2014 the United Methodist Church has raised more than $62 million toward its $75 million goal.
 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  The INM Bake Sale raised $1300!
Today, United Methodist health workers equipped by Imagine No Malaria to fight malaria are now also fighting Ebola. The same trained and skilled health professionals are on the front lines.  “It is a blessing and a gift that a strengthened infrastructure is in place, thanks to the ministry of Imagine No Malaria,” said the Rev. Gary Henderson, executive director of Imagine No Malaria.  “No one dreamed that the church would be called upon in this way.”  Further details are available here.