Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This will be an unusual Thankful Thursday post but I am trying to get the word out as much as possible for Malaria No More.
Two years ago David and I were on our 15 year anniversary trip. I was reading a magazine on the beach (oh, how wonderful that was) and read an article on insecticide treated bed nets you could buy for $10 each to help prevent malaria in Africa. (Mosquito's that carry malaria come out at night while children sleep and the nets help keep the mosquitos away.) I lost the magazine and kept wondering how I could get the information. Several months ago I was flipping channels and saw where Melinda Doolittle (American Idol)was involved in getting people to give for bed nets. I immediately looked it up and found the info. If you were watching American Idol last night they also had a segment on the bed nets. I am so excited about this because I am taking this on as a personal project to somehow get 100 bed nets donated through my friends and blog. You can even send e-cards and donate for Christmas, birthday, etc... NO MORE GIVING USELESS GIFTS that just sit on a shelf! I have had the privilege of going on 2 mission trips and you are never the same. They changed my life. Now I want to help children in some small way and this is what the Lord put on my heart.
Please, please donate! I was so thankful tonight when I tucked my children into their warm, safe beds.
BLOGGERS FOR MALARIA NO MORE! Click the link for more information and please feel free to post a link on your blog and leave me a comment if you donate.