Monday, July 30, 2012

Put Feet to Their Faith - Help Stop Malaria & Malnutrition with World Vision

Ahh, summertime! Time for swimming, having picnics, playing outside and time for mosquitoes! Here in the USA mosquitoes are mostly annoying, but around the world they are deadly. Put Feet to Their Faith and involve the children in your ministry in a project with World Vision to help provide mosquito nets and food for people around the world in need!

World Vision says, "Two of the world's biggest child killers — malaria and malnutrition — often work hand-in-hand. A child who is malnourished is at greater risk of contracting and dying from malaria. In fact, tragically, 57 percent of malaria deaths are linked to malnutrition. 

Both malaria and malnutrition are preventable and treatable, yet millions around the world are suffering today because they do not have access to simple malaria-fighting tools such as bed nets or a regular supply of nutritious food to keep them healthy and strong.

World Vision works around the world to address the problems of malaria and malnutrition. We supply children and families with bed nets to keep away disease-carrying mosquitoes, and educate parents on the best ways to prevent and treat the disease. We also provide lifesaving food and other care to hungry children and families, working to improve the long-term food security of a community."

Involve the children in your ministry in a project to help children and families around the world by raising money for World Vision. You could have the children put on an art show. Have them make their own art projects and then hold an "auction" to sell the projects; donate the money raised to World Vision.

I'll be talking more this month about Putting Feet to Their Faith and involving your children in projects to help stop malaria and malnutrition around the world with World Vision.

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