The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Barnes, pictured right, the Tupelo District Superintendent, is calling for Mississippi Conference districts to meet or beat the Tupelo District's goal of providing 10,000 nets for Imagine No Malaria.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. In Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria kills a child every two minutes. The United Methodist Church goal to raise $75 million to eradicate malaria in places like Sub-Saharan Africa started in 2008. The funds cover the cost of prevention (bed nets), education, communication, and treatment.
The Mississippi Conference Mission Focus is to provide 100,000 mosquito nets toward the denominational goal.
In a video message Barnes revealed the Tupelo District challenge in a video holding a fly swatter. Click here to watch it.
For more information on how your church, Sunday school class, Bible study or other faith community small group can help reach the conference goal, visit http://www.mississippi-umc.org/inm. To contact the Mississippi Conference Imagine No Malaria field coordinator, Charity Gordon, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 662.825.0949. #beatmalariaMississippi