Africa - Ethiopia
Meet Maria Jose
Learning to lead
In Mozambique, a Lutheran congregation took action against malaria.
With the support of the ELCA Malaria Campaign and our companion church’s malaria project, 34 leaders from seven area churches gathered at a Lutheran church to learn how to help neighbors prevent and treat malaria.
For two days, the leaders learned together about how the disease is transmitted, how to prevent infection, and how and when to seek treatment.
And most importantly they learned how to pass on this vital information in a simple, effective and memorable way. At the end of the two-day trainings, they all took what they learned into action.
Mosquito nets were distributed to pregnant women and mothers of small children. They also taught women in the community how to use the nets to keep their families safe from malaria.
Maria Jose was delighted to receive a net that day from the Rev. Eduardo Sinalo.
In the less than two years since the ELCA Malaria Campaign joined the global movement to fight malaria, reduction from the number of deaths has been significant.
We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together. Working with local congregations, global companions, ecumenical partners and trained leaders we achieve more than we ever could alone. And your generosity is the spark that makes it happen.
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Photo credit: Kristen Opalinski/ELCA