Imagine No Malaria
An article in The New York Times, quoting an official of a group that it is "mission accomplished" in the fight of malaria evoked this response from Larry Hollon, General Secretary of United Methodist Communications regarding the larger battle of eradicating malaria from the globe by the year 2015.
Think about it this way: If there was a cure for cancer, everyone would be wanting the world to have the cure because everyone knows someone who's had it or died from it. It's not the same with malaria, but in Africa, it seems likely that everyone has a sibling that not only had malaria, but died from it or continues to suffer from it. We want to save these people and show them that we care about the other children of God, so we're raising awareness and money to buy nets to save these valuable lives. If you just look at a child and imagine them suffering for days due to something that is able to be prevented, it's saddening and disheartening.
God's Spirit works through all of us and His Word is powerful! When persons are open to being educated about facts and figures and then having the knowledge be transformed into images of children, action results. This is a comprehensive program which enables everyone to move from imagining the dream to seeing the reality!
LaMoine River District Superintendent Randy Robinson explains why the fight to eradicate malaria is important, because "every child means the world to someone..."
It is easier for 21st century disciples living their faith through a denomination called the United Methodists to "Imagine No Malaria" than any of us might easily conceptualize. It is easier because we are the United Methodists! We hold the legacy of being mighty change agents.
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