Imagine No Malaria Resources Now Available

March 10, 2011

'Imagine No Malaria' Webinar
In case you missed the February Imagine No Malaria webinar, it is available online now at Included in the presentation is an overview of the program, as well as specific plans for 2011 and ways that you can participate – including house parties: a grassroots fundraising effort that can be utilized by anyone at any time.  

Free Lenten Devotional From 'Imagine No Malaria'
Every day, thousands of families in Africa lose loved ones because of malaria. As we celebrate the season of Lent, you are invited to be renewed through the Imagine No Malaria Lenten Devotional. This spiritual resource will be sent via email and will provide a daily centering moment for each of the 40 days of Lent, connecting each of us with the people of Africa.
NBC Special to Focus on Efforts Against Malaria
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) – On both sides of the ocean, people are working to end a disease which takes the life of a child every 45 seconds. An NBC special TV program, A Killer in the Dark: An Extraordinary Effort to Combat Malaria, discusses efforts being undertaken by United Methodists and others to achieve this goal. Presented by the National Council of Churches and produced by United Methodist Communications, the program will be available to local NBC affiliates starting May 1. Church members are advised to contact their local stations and ask them to schedule "A Killer in the Dark."
Thrive! Living the Life, a Church Study
Doctors tell us that, by taking care of ourselves, our lifespan can be extended. But what good is a longer life if it doesn't have meaning and purpose? What can you do to thrive?

Thrive! is a four-week series that will challenge you physically and spiritually to live a vital life in world community. Through applied principles, you'll emerge with new perspectives on who you are and why you matter. The series will help you understand why taking care of yourself is not just a good thing for you…it's also good for others.
Thrive! is developed by Rethink Church in cooperation with Imagine No Malaria. Local church health improvement activities are offered hand-in-hand with opportunities to improve the lives of those in Africa who are most vulnerable to malaria. With Thrive!, not only can we improve the health of our individual bodies, we can improve the health of Christ's Body in the world today.
This thematic series for worship, study, and churchwide activities is free and available for download.
In addition to the series, the "Thrive!" multimedia bundle ($25) includes:
  • 8 Worship/Bible study videos and a trailer showing how faithful Christians are getting fit and helping others; 
  • Scripture illustration, Worship slide graphics, and bulletin covers; 
  • Direct mail, door hangers, newspaper and invitation card artwork to invite others to join in. 
The multimedia DVD is formatted for computer use only. DVDs for television use are available only upon request.
For more information and resources, visit the newly re-vamped Imagine No Malaria website at With a new, user-friendly interface, the ministry website is loaded with more malaria information and downloadable resources.