Beating Malaria:Tennessee Methodist churches bite off $1 million project and exceed their goal

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Middle-aged and senior women at a Knoxville church did a Harlem Shake dance, while a Kodak church’s staff plans to jump out of an airplane.

These activities may seem a little out of the ordinary, but they are being done by area United Methodist church members to allow one very normal activity letting more people in Africa enjoy everyday life without the fear of malaria.

Since the worldwide United Methodist Church decided to try to raise $75 million in the fight against malaria due in part to the urging of Microsoft president and philanthropist Bill Gates, the local Holston Conference agreed in 2012 to try to raise $1 million.

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Posted July 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

My mother’s church in Corryton, TN, was involved in this and was very proud of what they accomplished.

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