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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Imagine No Malaria

    Imagine No Malaria: a $75 million effort of The United Methodist Church to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2016. 

    In the Upper New York Conference, Imagine No Malaria is part of Africa 360, a holistic initiative for health and education in Africa. For more information about Africa 360, click here.

    Free Resources:
    Email Field Coordinator, Laurel O’Connor

    Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria.
    But Malaria is 100% preventable and treatable – this is a fight we can win.

    Nearly 600,000 lives are lost every year to Malaria, according to a World Health Organization report.
    Can you imagine… if all the people in Syracuse, Rochester and Albany died, each year?

    The United Methodist Church is part of the solution. The United Methodist Church is saving lives and changing the world, helping children reach their potential and become who God created them to be, including giving them the chance to be a part of global leadership at Africa University.

    Churches all over the conference are thinking creatively, as we march toward our goal of saving 100,000 lives. All it takes is $10 at a time; that’s enough for one round of malaria medication or one bed net.

    Save a life today.

    Does your church or group want to get involved?

    The Imagine No Malaria site has free resources to get you started (envelopes, fly swatters, brochures), but it’s you who brings the creativity and imagination! Will you carry out your own Mosquito Net Fashion Show (like the one that we celebrated at Annual Conference)? Or is a can drive or pancake breakfast more in tune with your congregation's gifts? Or do you have a youth group that wants to sleep out under bed nets? The opportunities for mission, evangelism and outreach in the community are endless. Look at the Africa 360 Toolkit for more engaging ideas for your congregation.

    Are you ready to dream God-sized dreams, and imagine a world without deaths from malaria?

    Email Laurel O’Connor for more information and resources for your church!

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."