I finish up a 28 day fast of no meats and sweets on Sunday. Our church has been talking about justice and we were all encouraged to fast for a cause. As we longed for that food, or that drink, or that whatever, prayer and energy and resources were to be pushed towards a place where there is clear injustice in the world. I chose the fight against malaria. I am getting ready to send the organization Malaria No More a check and I was reading on their webpage again. Here is just a sample of some stuff I found. It just blows me away.
“Every 30 seconds a child in Africa does from Malaria. We know how to stop this tragedy, but we need your help. A $10 mosquito net can protect a child and its family as they sleep, the time when malaria spreading bites occur. The tragedy of malaria can be transformed into our generation’s greatest triumph – the ending of malaria deaths – with a simple act of compassion.”
This just blew me away. I have seen people die from this disease and it is just so sad because it is preventable. Check out www.malarianomore.org. $100 goes a long way.