By Patrick Scriven & Julia Frisbie | Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
April 21, 2016 | Des Moines, WA
For the past three years, United Methodists in the Northwest have been supporting the work of Imagine No Malaria, and together we’ve raised over a million dollars for this worthy cause. Thank you so, so much!!! Malaria’s death rate among African children has been reduced by 70% since we started this journey. Your gifts have saved lives.
For many campaigns, giving comes in fits and bursts but tends to weaken over time. We have seen the opposite with this Imagine No Malaria campaign. As they learn more, people have become more inspired. As they see our efforts together delivering results, they become more connected. This is the church at its best!
We are so thrilled to share that we have received an opportunity to go over the top to end malaria. An anonymous donor from a church in the Pacific Northwest Conference is offering to match donations received in our Greater Northwest Episcopal Area between April 25th (World Malaria Day) and June 25th, up to $75k! They want to inspire above-and-beyond giving so that we EXCEED our goal!
Why should we give more when we’ve already met our goal? Our donor offered these words to explain their motivation.