Malaria is a parasite that is transmitted to humans through the bite of the female anopheles mosquito, which feeds at night. The parasite enters the bloodstream, multiplies in the liver and returns to the bloodstream, attacking red blood cells.
Early symptoms of malaria are fever, chills, headache and nausea. Left untreated, malaria causes convulsion, coma, organ failure and death.
Imagine No Malaria is an effort of the people of the United Methodist Church to raise $75 million to eliminate death and suffering from
malaria in Africa by 2015. This is a comprehensive approach to beating malaria through prevention, education, communication and treatment.
We are making a difference. Today a child dies every 45 seconds from malaria; just a short time ago, it was every 30 seconds. The clock is slowing down. The number of deaths per year has dropped from 1 million to 800,000. While malaria has largely been eradicated in the U.S., between 350 million and 500 million people are still infected each year, mostly in Africa.
Rosemount UMC has been a leader among United Methodist churches in Minnesota, donating over $83,000 to Nothing But Nets during our last capital campaign. Over 8300 children’s lives have been saved because of your generosity. What is God calling us to do in this new initiative?
Let’s start talking and praying and dreaming about it
Leia Williams is the field coordinator for the Imagine No Malaria efforts in Minnesota. Leia is a dynamic speaker who will raise awareness and inspire you to get involved. We have been able to secure Leia to speak at Rosemount UMC.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA – @ Rosemount UMC
WEDNESDAY – February 8th – 6:30-8:00 join us for a presentation by Leia Williams and educational activities.
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 12th - Leia Williams will be speaking during the 9:00 and 10:30 worship services. **PLEASE NOTE – there will be one combined worship service at the 10:30 to allow more time for our special guest speaker.