We received a briefing from Mary Mitkos  of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.  She was commenting on Bishop Walter Obare’s personal observation that many of his brothers and sisters died of malaria.  He said, “I was number 10 of 15 children.  Only five of the fifteen survived malaria.” 

Every 45 seconds someone around the world dies of malaria. 

When Dr. Obare was asked what was the greatest obstacle to presenting the Gospel to people in Kenya he said something that took my breath away – “they are not alive to hear it!”