The Pen-Del Conference has embarked on a new, short-term Imagine No Malaria campaign to build broad awareness and financial support for the life-saving mission to eradicate the deadly disease of malaria.
Bishop Peggy Johnson and her Executive Secretary, Amy Botti (campaign coordinator), presented details to the Bishop’s Cabinet in early September to launch the education and fundraising campaign, slated to run through the end of 2015. Districts and churches are being encouraged to promote awareness and generous giving to help The United Methodist reach its $75 million Imagine No Malaria goal by May 2016, when the denomination’s global General Conference meets.
Currently, we are at about $66 million in a campaign to help eradicate malaria and save countless lives threatened by the deadly, mosquito-borne disease, which mostly strikes children in Africa. That leaves $9 million more to go in this race to the finish line.
Bishop Johnson is appealing to leaders, members and churches of the Eastern PA Conference to “Press on toward the goal,” in the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 3:12b. Please read and share with others her recent Bishop’s Blog essay about the Imagine No Malaria campaign.Continue Reading
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“I press on toward the goal,” the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians, “for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:14)
Indeed, the Christian life is like a race. The opportunity to do greater and greater works for God is ever before us. And we strive toward the goal of Christian perfection, fueled by our faith in Christ’s promise.
The Imagine No Malaria(INM) campaign is pressing on toward a goal as well. As United Methodists we have pledged to raise $75 million dollars to fund efforts that should effectively wipe out the disease of malaria in our lifetime! The Eastern PA Conference has given much toward this effort in the last 8 years.
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