Wednesday, April 23, 2008

save lives

April 25 is World Malaria Day. In Africa, a kid dies of malaria every 30 seconds because he/she got bit by a mosquito.

I started a BUMC team, for participating in Nothing But Nets. This is a campaign to help fight malaria. Millions of people die each year from malaria - but there's a simple, life-saving solution, and all it takes is $10 to buy a bed net, distribute it to a family, and explain its use.

I set a $500 goal for our BUMC team to raise. One net will cover a family of four and protect them for 4 years. For each $10 net you buy, you're potentially saving four lives. If we can raise $500, that's 50 families and 200 people that we could keep alive. Its so simple. I'm stoked about how easy it is to help our hurting neighbors. I'm also proud of the fact that the United Methodist Church is participating in this with the NBA and United Nations Foundation.

Join me by Sending Nets and Saving Lives:

From our Team Page, click on the 'Join My Team' button to register and help us fundraise. If you can't join us, you can also sponsor our team by making a donation online.

In Christ's Love,
Pastor Jason Woolever


Anonymous said...

Well, at last! I keep checking your site from time to time and the last time I read a post was December 27. Monday night at Bible study I was telling Phil that you hadn't kept up on your blog. Today I get a message that you are back! Wonderful. I have missed hearing from you.

Carol Herdien

Jason Woolever said...

Hey Thanks Carol! You are a faithful friend!