I’m receiving a lot of inquiries about the ELCA Malaria Campaign lately (hooray– keep ‘em coming, folks!). One of the most popular questions is, “How can I engage my congregation in activities that would support the work of the ELCA Malaria Campaign?”
One great way to find ideas is to check out our Web site.
Here’s another idea: find a malaria survivor in your congregation and ask him or her to lead an adult forum. Who might have had malaria? Perhaps someone who comes from Africa, or a veteran who served overseas, or a senior (we had malaria in the US before the 1950′s!) or someone who has traveled extensively. First-hand stories are often very powerful.
Another way to generate excitement in the congregation is to create intergenerational opportunities. How about a rousing game of Malaria Tag at a church picnic? Or an intergenerational Malaria Jeopardy tournament?
If you have other great ideas, we’d love to hear them in the comments below.