ELCA Malaria Campaign
Make Malaria History
A few weeks ago, we featured a video of The Mosquito Song, developed by Pastor Pete Warmanen of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, WI. That little mosquito song has really taken flight! Recently, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church of Plymouth, MN had a special emphasis on malaria.
As a part of the festivities, the children of St. Barnabas sang “The Mosquito Song” during Sunday worship, accompanied and led by Pastor Wayne Peterson. Check out their adorable musical rendition below:
Each month, St. Barnabas receives a “Gift of Love” offering for a ministry outside its congregation; the ELCA Malaria Campaign was the January offering recipient. The emphasis was coordinated by Abram Sanderson as a part of his National Honor Society Senior Leadership Project. In addition to the song, St. Barnabas hosted a SleepUnder – where the congregation was encouraged to come to church and sleep under nets. (More on that to come in an upcoming post!)
For your convenience, here are the lyrics to the song. Consider singing The Mosquito Song at your next ELCA Malaria Campaign event!
To the tune of “I am a C”
I am an M
I am an M-O
I am an M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O ouch!
And I go buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz
And I go bite, bite, bite, bite, bite
And I spread M-A-L-A-R-I-A
All day and every night.
But there’s an E
E-L-C-A Malaria Campaign today
Raising fifteen million dollars to
Prevent, treat and contain
It’s the E-L-C-A M-A-L-A-R-I-A Campaign!
Thanks to Mary Simonson Clark for providing the content for this story, Abram Sanderson for coordinating the events at St. Barnabas, and Pastor Wayne Peterson for his musical leadership.