Bishop Lowry, via his "This Focused Center" blog, recently updated and congratulated the members of the Central Texas Conference for their generous giving to the Imagine No Malaria campaign. His blog post is below or you can find it here.
Since its launch in April 2010, your support of Imagine No Malaria has helped
- deliver more than 588,000 bed nets,
- train 3,500 local health workers and
- create 15 in-country health boards
- which empowers the people of Africa to fight malaria.
The United Nations Foundation recently announced that it has granted $3 million to support Imagine No Malaria campaign costs, which allows INM organizers to continue making sure your donations go directly to fight this killer disease in Africa. To learn more about what your generosity is doing in support of this campaign, please visit imaginenomalaria.org.
The following is Bishop Lowry's blog post on the generosity of the people of the CTC.
This year we have continued our special emphasis on the Focus Area – Imagine No Malaria
(INM). Nothing But Nets was step one in this mission, and last year we expanded our efforts to INM. We asked congregations to engage in special giving to this incredibly important mission emphasis. Our (the entire United Methodists Church’s) audacious goal is to, in the name of the Great Physician Jesus Christ, eliminate malaria.
Well done Central Texas Conference! To date the following financial support has been received by the Conference.
Imagine No Malaria
2011(to date) $112,903.70
We will continue to be engaged in Imagine No Malaria as one of the four focus areas for ministry in the United Methodist Church. [The others are: 1) new places for new people – new church development and the transformation of existing congregations; 2) Combating poverty in ministry with the poor; and 3) Leadership Development.] Together we are making a difference in the transformation of the world as we live the prayer “on earth as it is in heaven.” Well done, thou good and faithful people!
- Bishop J. Michael Lowry