Please pray for all the Lutheran leaders from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, Md., and others from throughout the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Mali who are meeting with members of Congress today to encourage ongoing support for the fight to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015; commit that fighting malaria will be a foreign policy priority; and support the Lutheran Malaria Initiative’s recommendation to provide at least $650 million in FY13 to fund U.S. bilateral malaria programs.
Learn more about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative team and their preparation for advocating for the global fight against malaria:
- Photos from Capitol Hill: Lutheran Malaria Initiative staff from the LCMS and LWR, along with LCMS President Matt Harrison, LWR President John Nunes and African Lutheran church leaders from Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria will meet with members of Congress Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, to encourage ongoing support for the fight to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. These photos are from the Hill visit preparation day Monday, Nov. 26.
- Video interview with LWR President John Nunes: A brief overview of meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, on behalf of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.
- Video interview with Bishop Sima of Tanzania: Bishop Eliuphoo Sima of the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania talks about “winning the war against malaria” in this short video.
- Video overview of Tuesday’s Capitol Hill visits on behalf of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative: Vicki Biggs, director, Integrated Communications, LCMS, talks with Martha Mitkos, director, Lutheran Malaria Initiative, LCMS.
Get involved in the fight against malaria!
- Learn more about Lutheran Malaria Initiative at www.lutheranmalaria.org and www.lcms.org/lmi.
- Join the Facebook community fighting malaria at www.facebook.org/lutheranmalaria.
- Your congregation, school or group can start today. Congregational Starter Kit, Sunday School Kick-Off and School Starter Kit resources are available at www.lutheranmalaria.org.