Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
Clintonville artist and Maple Grove United Methodist Church (UMC) member, Valerie Aveni, created an upcycled sculpture of a giant mosquito to bring awareness to the cause Imagine No Malaria. The materials she used include beverage cans she collected from Clintonville residents.  The mosquito sculpture is on display outside Maple Grove UMC on the corner of Henderson & High Streets in Clintonville. "Maple Grove is one of our Luke 9:6 churches, giving over $25... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
Crossroads United Methodist Church in Columbus found a unique way to hold their "Sunday to Save Lives" for Imagine No Malaria.Each week during Lent, "Pennies From Heaven" were collected. After the Children's Moment, the kids would carry pots and pans and circulate through the sanctuary while the congregation threw in loose change. A very noisy offering! (Some also threw in soft, quiet, paper money which was gladly accepted.)By Palm Sunday they had raised $337.0... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Imagine No Malaria story from Shalom United Methodist ChurchThe congregation at Shalom United Methodist Church in Carroll, Ohio is small. Typical worship is less than 100. And when asked to participate in the Imagine No Malaria campaign, we were doubtful of what impact we could make.Our Sunday worship tradition includes time for a children's message and for many years the children have been guided in collecting an offering at that time to support a mission or o... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015
Looking for a simple way to support Imagine No Malaria this spring?  Why not sponsor a runner or walker in one of the several 5k runs happening around West Ohio? Sponsor a runner colleague or friend for just $10 and save a life.Sponsor a runner with a one time $100 pledge and then challenge the rest of your congregation, men’s group, UMW, Youth Group, Life Group to match your gift. It’s a straightforward way to save lives. Roll it into a Mission Moment on a Sun... continue reading
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Here is someone we’d like you to meet, Liz Ball of Vandalia United Methodist Church in Vandalia, Ohio where Rev. Michael Malcosky is pastor. Vandalia United Methodist Church is a leader in consistent giving for Imagine No Malaria.Liz is the author/illustrator of the popular “Hidden Treasures” hidden picture puzzle book series. Over 3,000 of her hidden pictures are published in more than 100 newspapers, magazines and publications throughout the U.S. and internat... continue reading
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
February 12, 2015Dear Members of the Annual Conference,I’ve been working with Imagine No Malaria for over a year now and it’s been a time of growing in love of the people of sub-Saharan Africa and of our United Methodist connection in West Ohio and around the world. Thank you West Ohio! Last week, in his Annual Conference Offering letter to you, Bishop Palmer asked that a "Sunday to Save Lives"  be held in each and every church in our conference between Ash Wed... continue reading
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
The day of the race was a perfect day, given and provided by a perfect God, carried out by his imperfect people, to purchase nets to save God’s perfect children and families in Africa.  Several weeks leading up to the Imagine No Malaria 5K Run/Walk brought excitement to Wheelersburg United Methodist Church as preparations were underway for this “big” event. Participants could pre-register before the event or choose to register one hour before the race. There we... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
I am so proud of the generosity of our congregation, First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, for exceeding our commitment of $25,000 for Imagine No Malaria just halfway into our three-year schedule by more than $6,000! We are so glad to be part of the Imagine No Malaria campaign for our conference and grateful to God for being able to benefit more than 31,000 men, women and children suffering from malaria. The money was raised through special mission offering... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Ohio City, ‘A Small Town with a Big Heart’ - that’s the slogan on the website for this village of about 300 people nestled between Van Wert on the north and Rockford on the south and slightly west of Ohio Route 127.And their slogan is certainly true among the people of Ohio City United Methodist Church where Rev. Kevin Wilcox is pastor. The church worships about 60, mostly elderly. They support the community food pantry, needy families at Christmas and more. Oh... continue reading
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
The 2014 World Malaria Report is out. Click here or on the graphic to read the full report. Highlights:Between 2000 and 2013 the malaria mortality rate overall has dropped by 47% worldwide and by 54% in Africa. For children under age 5 in Africa the mortality rate dropped a remarkable 58% in the same time frame.During the past 10 years the percentage of at risk population sleeping under a bed net has risen from 3% in 2004 to 49%. And the percentage will continu... continue reading