Malaria-fighting partnership all about nets

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Community members follow proceedings from the shelter of a makeshift tent.

 By Eveline Chikwanah* 

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (UMNS)— Bishop Scott Jones will attempt 1,000 free throws on Feb. 23 for “Shoot for No Malaria,” a fundraising venture for the Great Plains Episcopal Area, which encompasses the Kansas East and West and Nebraska annual (regional) conferences). The endeavor was sparked by the partnership between the U.S. conferences and the Zimbabwe East Conference. 

A ceremony Dec. 11 in the Biriiri rural area east of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, celebrated the launch of Phase 2 of the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign. 

Jones told the group he will attempt to shoot 1,000 free throws for Shoot For No Malaria.” As part of a month long effort in the Great Plains Conference, on Feb. 23, Bishop Scott Jones will attempt 1,000 free throws to raise money for Imagine No Malaria. You can help him by making a donation of $10 and guessing how many free throws he will make. The bishop will give five nets in honor of the individual or individuals who guess the right number. All the funds will go to Imagine No Malaria. The three highest donors from each conference, and the individual or individuals who guess the number of free throws the bishop makes, will be recognized at their respective annual conference sessions in May and June.

Gifts made through the Mother's Day campaign represent a gift to the entire Imagine No Malaria effort to help the most number of people move toward healing and wholeness.
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