Help to restore health, inspire hope with “Save A Life Gift Set”
Missouri Synod publisher partners with Lutheran Malaria Initiative for special Christmas offer
ST. LOUIS, November 19, 2012—This Christmas, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is encouraging its members to give a gift of hope to a child a world way through the special purchase of the “Save A Life Gift Set” from Concordia Publishing House (CPH).
Half of the $20 purchase price of the “Save A Life Gift Set” – which includes one copy of the children’s book Little Things Make Big Differences, a gift enclosure card and a sample of bed net material – will directly support the Lutheran Malaria Initiative’s (LMI) anti-malaria programming in Africa.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to share the story of malaria in kid-friendly terms with children in the United States while also helping children in Africa and their families who suffer from the disease,” said Martha Mitkos, LMI campaign director for the LCMS. “We are so thankful to Concordia Publishing House for supporting this effort and helping us reach out this Christmas with the mercy of Christ to our brothers and sisters in Africa.”
The donation will provide an insecticide treated bed net to a family in Africa – and give that family a first chance to protect their children’s health.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria.
LMI seeks to mobilize U.S. Lutherans in the global effort to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. LMI’s approach centers on education, prevention and treatment. Sleeping under a properly treated bed net is one of the most efficient and effective ways to avoid contracting malaria.
CPH’s Little Things Make Big Differences tells the story of Rehema, an African girl who receives her first chance because of effective malaria treatment.
The “Save A Life Gift Set” is available online from CPH through Dec. 14, 2012.
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative, a partnership of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), and made possible through support from the United Nations Foundation, seeks to raise $45 million to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by this devastating disease. With programs currently in Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, LMI is reaching 2.4 million people with messages about prevention and treatment.
Learn more about LMI and get involved at www.lutheranmalaria.org.
About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The 2.3 million-member Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis. Through acts of witness and mercy, the church carries out its mission worldwide to make known the love of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.lcms.org.