Earlier today hundreds of people gathered in Parish Hall for a special fundraiser for Imagine No Malaria. It was the culmination of weeks of hard work by our children. Since the beginning of February they've been preparing for today's lunch by making posters, taking reservations, creating centerpieces and rehearsing their lines.
During intermission kids lined up to take a swat at Pastor Darryll who dressed like a giant mosquito for the occasion. Apparently the opportunity to swat one of their pastors with a pool noodle was more than the kids could pass up and they donated $450! 45 lives saved!
After intermission the Drama Troupe presented a second play. This one focused on the greatest commandment. The children reminded us that in addition to loving God with all our heart, soul and mind, we as Christians are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. Sometimes our neighbor is across the street, but sometimes our neighbors are an ocean away.
Thanks to everyone who made today's lunch possible. We are grateful for all who volunteered and all who attended. We saved more than 200 lives this afternoon. Thanks be to God! And in case you weren't able to join us, you can still make a donation by clicking here. Together we can imagine a world with no malaria.