After writing the story about Davids mother yesterday, I kept thinking that these kinds of things ought not to be. A seventy some year old women suffering from malaria and typhoid in this day and age ought not to be. This from Wikipedia – Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a common worldwide bacterial disease, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium Salmonella typhi“.
Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.
Remember we are participating as a church body in the Lutheran Malari Initiative. Your donation can go along way to making sure that these kinds of things will not be.
You can make a donation to LMI and you can help raise funds –
Visit www.lutheranmalaria.org to download worship resources, fundraising ideas and much more to start educating your congregation and community about malaria.
Through LMI’s partnership with the Nothing But Nets™ campaign, $10 buys a net for a family in africa and trains them on its use. Imagine how many families you could reach by teaming up with your friends and family through Lutheran Nothing But Nets. visit www.lutheranmalaria.org/nets to get started.
Remember that Project 24 and 1001 Orphans support the young ones who need nets and education too.