“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Today, we celebrate reaching and surpassing another fundraising milestone for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. The campaign has raised over $14 million on the way towards our $15 million goal. We are almost there! This would not be possible without the work of hundreds of faithful people dedicated to making this campaign a success. While it’s great to meet milestones, we know that the hope of ending deaths from malaria is what truly inspires people to give and act.
Thanks to you:
- Over 2 million people have been reached with malaria education through Lutheran malaria programs.
- More than 50,000 mosquito nets have been distributed to vulnerable households.
- Over 32,000 expectant mothers have received preventative treatment during their pregnancies, and their babies are being born healthy.
- 160,000 people have been tested for malaria, and the 40,000 who tested positive received medication for treatment.
The Lutheran malaria programs are transforming communities and saving lives in 13 different countries in Africa. Congregations here in the ELCA are also transformed, as they engage in meaningful, Spirit-led ways to support this ministry. Thank you for working for health and wholeness for all of God’s children. Thank you for naming suffering as contrary to God’s will and working to correct injustice. Thank you for joining us and our companions as we work together tomake malaria history!