Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Malaria No More

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.


Denise said...

Thanks for spreading the word, keep letting your light shine.

Amadis said...

Yeah thanks for sharing that and I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Jenileigh said...

amen to denise! Keep letting your light shine! Have a blessed TT!

eph2810 said...

I think that is a super Thankful Thursday post. I will make sure that I will check out the project.

Thank you so much for sharing this story and your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to you and your precious family.

jodi said...

Ooh, that's a great idea! I did see the part of AI that talked about the nets. Hard to believe something so simple can be so worthwhile.