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New video joins 2015 Lenten Resources


Crystal Caviness
February 5th, 2015

Imagine No Malaria has released a new video for United Methodist congregations, a companion piece to the 2015 Lent resources. The video encourages viewers to “look up and behold” through a series of challenges to give up indifference and excess, take up the charge and the challenge and lift up the hurting and the healed.

The newly-released video joins a full resource kit of Lenten materials, including seven weeks of undated and themed sermon starters, children’s messages and a sacrificial giving calendar for Lent worship, prayers, hymn suggestions and altar decoration ideas to share in small groups or with the congregation.

Imagine No Malaria, an initiative from The United Methodist Church, is committed to ending death and suffering from malaria through prevention, communication, trained health workers and facilities, and grassroots education. To date, INM has raised 86 percent of its goal with more than $65 million in gifts and pledges. United Methodists across the world are working hard to reach and celebrate the initiative’s $75 million goal before the denomination’s General Conference in 2016.

Safe, secure and easy giving opportunities are available on the site so that anyone can participate and join the effort to eliminate this disease. Visitors can make one-time gifts and pledges of any amount, but many individuals participate with a recurring pledge of $28 per month over three years, to potentially save the lives of up to 100 children at risk for contracting the deadly disease.

Additionally, visitors can get a glimpse at the lives Imagine No Malaria is changing through video diaries, touching photos and new stories.