Bite Back


There are several people in my life (bloggers and friends) who sponsor children through Compassion, a proven and legitimate agency. We haven’t yet taken the plunge, but I read yesterday here and here (The Original Mud Puppy is a great blog, by the way) that tomorrow is World Malaria Day. One child dies every thirty seconds of malaria in Africa, that we know of, when prevention can be as simple as a mosquito net. For only ten dollars tomorrow, we can buy a net that will help lengthen and improve the life of another human being.

Tomorrow, Isaac and I are going to work together and do jobs around the house and go visit a grandma that might have some work for him to do so he can make and send $10 to someone in need. I want to teach my kids to get up and do something. Let’s stop talking about malaria. Let’s keep praying, but let’s be effectual doers (James 1). I am usually a poor example of this, but maybe you’ll be pricked with me on this one issue. Go here: Bite Back!
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5 Comments

Mud Puppy
Reply April 24, 2008

Thanks Amber!

I love this campaign!

Craig & Cindy
Reply April 25, 2008

Amber, thanks for posting about this. There was a great article about the malaria pandemic in Africa in National Geographic sometime back...it's crazy that it takes so little to prevent this abomination.

We will definitely donate!

Cindy

Craig & Cindy
Reply April 25, 2008

Amber, thanks for posting about this. There was a great article about the malaria pandemic in Africa in National Geographic sometime back...it's crazy that it takes so little to prevent this abomination.

We will definitely donate!

Cindy

John Barber
Reply April 27, 2008

Amber,

John Barber here (Janna's husband and Jonathan's bro-in-law). We sponsor 2 kids through Compassion. It's one of the most fulfilling things we've done. We've watched little Kuwama from Uganda grow from a little boy to a big kid over the last few years, and then we added Maria from the Dominican Republic last year. I know I sound like a commercial, but it really is worth it.

Thanks for caring about these kids.

John

Nicole
Reply April 27, 2008

I love that you're making Issac earn his money. You're such a good mama, and I store all these little lessons down in the back of my head for the future. (the far away future :))

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