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Imagine No Malaria Update Planned for November 4

November 3, 2014

The Imagine No Malaria initiative is set to provide an update to the Council of Bishops on November 4 about its $75 million campaign to aid in elimination of malaria deaths. Read More

Ebola: Pray and move your feet

If you worry about your children’s reactions to images of death and grief in West Africa or you wonder what you can do to help, Melanie Gordon has some practical advice. Read More

The Rev. Winston Ashcroft brings greetings to the people of Mamakah, Sierra Leone, from Bishop John Yambasu. He educates them about ways to combat Ebola and prays with them.

Taking Ebola help to remote villages

United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, with help from Norway, sends convoy to offer food, information. Read More

Video shows Sierra Leone missionary Beatrice Gbanga speaking on Ebola to North Texas Conference. Courtesy: Wil Murphy, North Texas Conference.

Seeing Ebola firsthand: Missionary shares her story

"It is devastating...But for me nothing is impossible for God." Beatrice Gbanga talks about the realities and the hope on the ground in Sierra Leone. View

Beatrice Gbanga, a United Methodist health worker and missionary in Sierra Leone, gave a briefing on the Ebola crisis Monday to clergy and laity at the North Texas Conference headquarters in Plano, Texas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Ebola epidemic witness offers insight in Texas

Dallas-area United Methodists hear from medical missionary from Sierra Leone. Read More

No one should live outside the web of connectivity

Larry Hollon says along with the desperate need for skilled personal and medications in the Ebola crisis is the need for ‘digital humanitarian aid.’ Read More

Imagine No Malaria Resources

Find resources — from promotional materials to discussion guides to a display kit — to educate and energize your congregation around the church's campaign to eradicate malaria. Read More

Health worker Juliana Koroma (right) takes a blood sample from Issata Jusu for a malaria test at the Koribondo Community Health Center near Bo, Sierra Leone. Holding the child is her is her mother, Umu Koroma. At rear is health worker Ishmael Karoma. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Four Areas of Focus: Improving Global Health

We believe the church can play a significant role in treating and preventing diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria. More

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Four Areas of Focus: Developing Leaders

The church must recruit young people for ministry and provide them with the skills to be effective leaders. More

The Rev. Jerry Herships (left) shares sandwiches in ministry to the hungry and homeless as part of outreach of AfterHours Denver

Four Areas of Focus: Growing Vital Churches

In our commitment to transform the world, we will reach out with genuine hospitality to people wherever they are. More

The Rev. Jennifer Long poses with her 9-year-old son, Jacob. Both battled malaria together in 2005 when Jennifer was pregnant.

'Pregnant with malaria': Mother experiences need for Imagine No Malaria

Jennifer Long couldn't quit thinking about the thousands of mothers whose babies were dying of malaria "simply because they lived on the other side of the ocean.” Read More

Bishop John K. Yambasu, chairman of the Religious Leaders Task Force in Sierra Leone, demonstrates a safe way of greeting instead of the traditional handshake. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Correcting misinformation in the Ebola crisis

Larry Hollon says the church is uniquely positioned to help with prevention initiatives in Africa because it has leaders who live in the affected regions and are trusted by the local people. Read More

Deserted streets in Freetown, Sierra Leone, made the city seem like a ghost town.

Lockdown: Door-to-door bid to stop Ebola begins

A desperate bid to halt Ebola in Sierra Leone begins with panic buying followed by deserted streets. Read More

An educational poster on the dangers of the Ebola virus hangs in the community center at the Jaiama Bongor Chiefdom, outside Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

How the humble text message is fighting Ebola

Ken Banks, developer of a free text-messaging system, on how the church and others are using technology to distribute vital information in West Africa. Read More

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