Michigan Area exceeds $1.5 million for Imagine No Malaria
Nearly two years after the Michigan Area committed to raise $1.5 million for Imagine No Malaria, we are pleased to announce that we have exceeded our goal!
The year-end total for the Michigan Area stands at $1,542,269. This includes contributions from the West Michigan Conference through December 31, 2014; contributions from the Detroit Conference through January 31, 2015. Globally, The United Methodist Church now stands at 85% of the $75 million goal established in 2008.
Congratulations, Michigan Area churches, on your faithful witness for the people of Sub Saharan Africa.
Together with others, we are in the process of ending suffering and death from malaria. With $10.00 representing an amount which can save a life—we have saved 154,227 lives.
We know that there are still churches who are submitting funds. If you have not made your final gifts, please send your contributions to your conference treasurer, marked for Imagine No Malaria.
Please make your donations by April 30 so that we can have a more complete total by our Detroit and West Michigan Annual Conference sessions.
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey celebrates this achievement.
"I am pleased to offer my very personal 'Thank you!' to the entire Michigan Area for your generous giving to the Imagine No Malaria effort," she said. "Because of your faithfulness, efforts will continue for the eradication of this completely preventable disease. Even though you will never know the names of those whose lives you have saved, you have truly made a difference!!"
We add our many thanks to Bishop Deb, the full cabinets, district coordinators and Imagine No Malaria Steering Committee for all of their dedicated work.