I am very passionate about Imagine No Malaria and the commitment of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million for this effort. It’s sad to know that one person dies of malaria every 60 seconds from this preventable and treatable disease. But I am proud that the people of The United Methodist Church have joined this historic and necessary fight against malaria.
As a denomination, we are putting our Faith into Action and the results of our efforts have been incredible to witness. Since the beginning of the Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2008, we have seen the number of malaria deaths cut in half because of the commitment of the people of The United Methodist Church and our network of powerful global partners.
We have begun an exciting journey in the Wisconsin Conference this year – in the effort to raise $1 million for this worthy cause. My wife Im and I have been praying about the Imagine No Malaria campaign, and we are excited to announce our decision to pledge $10,000 to Imagine No Malaria this year. We hope that our gift inspires others to give generously, at whatever level is an extraordinary gift for you and your family.
During this season of Advent as we prepare to celebrate again the great gift of God's love, I invite you to join Im and me in making our INM campaign a focus of your giving. I pray that our hearts and our minds may be opened to the work of Imagine No Malaria this year, and that we may respond to God’s call with hope and with generosity. For more information about the Imagine No Malaria Campaign in Wisconsin, visit www.ImagineNoMalariaWI.org or contact Nicole Wilken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace and Peace,
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung and Im Jung
Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Church
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung has served as resident bishop of the Wisconsin Annual Conference since September of 2012. Prior to leading the Wisconsin Conference UMC, Bishop Jung served eight years as bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference (Chicago area).