Dear Church Leader,
Did you know? This year on Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day, your church has a special opportunity to make sure your generosity will go further than usual. Your church can help to find a permanent solution for a major health crisis affecting mothers in Africa.
Each year, more than 655,000 people die from malaria in Africa. Up to 90 percent of them are women and children. Pregnant mothers and children under age five are the groups most vulnerable to the deadly disease.
Your church’s support of the Imagine No Malaria campaign of the United Methodist Church can help reduce death and suffering by 2015.
As the pastor, your decision to support this campaign is critical to reaching the goal. Thousands of congregations across the United States, including Churches like yours, have already helped to raise $31.2 million. The next opportunity to join this campaign is on Mother’s Day.
When you receive an offering on May 12th in honor of the mothers in your congregation, 100 percent of your church’s contributions will go to the fight against malaria. Together, we are making a difference as the people of the United Methodist Church.
Order special offering envelopes, posters, and bulletin inserts today to prepare your church for Mother’s Day. Visit www.imaginenomalaria.org/sharethelove
Rev. Gary Henderson
Executive Director, Global Health Initiative
Gifts made for this cause represent a gift to the mission of The United Methodist Church. By pooling gifts, we use them where they can do the most good to help transform entire communities. Your gift is tax deductible.