As shoppers entered the Raleys and Savemart grocery stores in Galt on the last weekend in April (2010), they were handed a little card with a pop quiz on it. "Which animal kills more people in Africa? a. snake b. lion c.mosquito d. crocodile." People received a lolipop for the correct answer: mosquito.
The cards ended up being a great way to start a conversation about World Malaria Day, and in two days GUMC collected $752 in donations for the Nothing But Nets program (that's 75 bed nets!). When the congregation set out to help change the world in some small way, they were thinking 20 bed nets or $200 would be great. They were thrilled with the response and enjoyed the opportunity to get to know their neighbors a little better.
Pictured in front of the Galt Raleys are GUMC folks Wayne Myrick, Rosie Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Drew Izzo, and Matthew Izzo.