The perfect Christmas gift: saving a life

Imagine No Malaria’s approach to eradicating this deadly disease is focused on four key areas: prevention, education, communication and treatment. The United Methodist Church provides a vital and trusted part of the healthcare delivery system on the continent of Africa. Using our existing network of more than 300 hospitals, clinics and health posts, plus the communication resources of the United Methodist radio station in Cote d’Ivoire and personal delivery of preventive resources such as insecticide-treated bed nets, we are making progress toward eliminating deaths from malaria. 
 
Who wouldn’t want to be a part of saving lives as a celebration of Christ’s birth? Visit www.arumc.org/inm to make a gift.
 

It’s not too late to make Imagine No Malaria a part of your Advent and Christmas celebrations. You might:

•   Set a churchwide goal to contribute $2 for every worshipper in attendance during Advent.

•   Take up a special offering during your Christmas Eve service.

•   Decorate a Christmas tree. For every donation of $10, add a green INM wristband to the tree, or start with the tree decorated with the wristbands and take them off one by one with each donation. Light a treetop star when you reach your fundraising goal. Wristbands are available at the Conference office.

•   Use the free Advent resources available at http://docs.arumc.org/advent2013.

The progress graph reflects a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas (umfa.org). UMFA will match every Imagine No Malaria gift received through the Arkansas Conference, up to $333,333. Some of the total above was given before UMFA offered the match, so there are still a few thousand dollars left for your gift to make double the difference!