ELCA Malaria Campaignhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/So Many Stories to Tell!Megan Flowershttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/243http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/243<div class="ExternalClass56EE4058D3D74D3EA246E3E11B44FAD4"><p>​​​​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">The ELCA Malaria Campaign is excited to share with you numerous stories and beautiful photographs from the Lutheran malaria programs in Nigeria and Tanzania! These stories can be found at the <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign">ELCA Malaria Campaign's Photo Gallery</a></span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">. Peruse through each country's gallery to see how your gifts are supporting our partners and companion churches in the fight against malaria.</span></p><p>&#160;<strong>Take a look at the <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Tanzania-Malaria-Program/43074823_HdVMjG#%21i=3402874715&amp;k=cNKfDvh">Lutheran malaria program in Tanzania</a>!</strong></p><p><strong><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/TZ%20Farmer%20compressed.jpg" alt="TZ Farmer compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></strong></p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Hidaya Omari farms three acres of land including corn, beans and onions in the Pare Diocese in Tanzania. Because of her community participation and reputation as a good onion farmer, Hidaya was trained as a paraprofessional for the livelihood project with the Lutheran malaria program in Tanzania. The malaria program supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign in Tanzania is implemented by Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. With her training, Hidaya teaches 50 onion farmers improved farming techniques and malaria prevention methods. Through the support of the Lutheran malaria program, Hidaya has increased her own onion quality and yield. Before the program she was producing 50 to 60 bags of onions on one acre. Now she is producing 80 bags with even greater quality. In addition, her family has not had any malaria cases since her training with the Lutheran malaria program which is supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Photo courtesy of LWR.</span><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>See the work of the <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Nigeria-Malaria-Program/42962714_DKcShm#%21i=3391063734&amp;k=2hx9z3L">Lutheran malaria program in Nigeria</a>!</strong></p><p></p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Nigeria%20Nets%20Compressed.jpg" alt="Nigeria Nets Compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Nuwayina Briska is a Health Educator and Joseph Antibas is the Malaria Coordinator for the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN). Here, they are distributing mosquito nets from the health clinic at the LCCN annual convention. The LCCN implements the Lutheran malaria program in Nigeria in cooperation with Global Health Ministries and with support from the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Through the efforts of Lutherans and many other groups across the globe, progress around malaria is being made!</span><p>These are just two albums in the&#160;<a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign">ELCA Malaria Campaign Gallery</a>.&#160; Pictures from <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Mozambique-Malaria-Program/42825178_XFc7LR#%21i=3369305331&amp;k=hgpqM96">Mozambique​</a> and&#160;<a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Uganda-Malaria-Program/42823098_Grq9Vb#%21i=3337119802&amp;k=vC9CcSK">Uganda</a>&#160;are already up, and photos from Malawi and Angola are coming soon!​</p><p>&#160;</p></div>07/25/2014Celebrating Our Global Church!Allison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/242http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/242<div class="ExternalClass12688EF161B94A1CB62F9B3CF5BA070F"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Did you know that the ELCA is a member church of The Lutheran World Federation? The Federation is a global communion of 144 churches representing more than 70 million Christians in 79 countries. The ELCA is the communion's only member church from the United States. Our church is accompanying our Lutheran brothers and sisters around the world in various ways.</span></p><p>As an advocate for the ELCA Malaria Campaign, you also know one of those ways is through relief and development work. You might also know we accompany our companions by sending&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/missionaries">ELCA Missiona​ries</a>&#160;and&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/Our-Work/Global-Church/Global-Church-Sponsorship/Supporting-Young-Adults-in-Global-Mission">Young Adults in Global Mission</a>, supporting scholarships for&#160;<a href="http&#58;//elca.org/internationalleaders">International Leaders</a>&#160;&#160;and funding&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/Our-Work/Global-Church/Global-Church-Sponsorship/Supporting-Global-Ministries">Global Ministries</a>&#160;projects. Through these connections, we are building up Christ's global church -- together!</p><p>To celebrate our global connections in Christ, ELCA congregations are invited&#160;to sponsor Global Church Sunday this fall. Congregations may choose to celebrate on one of three days&#58; October 5 (World Communion Sunday), October 26 (Lutheran World Federation Sunday) or September 21 (International Day of Peace).</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Global%20Church%20Sunday.jpg" alt="Global Church Sunday.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p>Some ways to celebrate Global Church Sunday include planning a global inspired worship service or coffee hour, invite a Missionary or Young Adult in Global Mission to speak, share inspiring&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/HandInHand">global stories</a>&#160;or take a special offering for one of the ELCA's global programs. For more ideas and resources, visit&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/resources/globalchurch">www.ELCA.org/resources/globalchurch</a>&#160;this August for your downloadable Global Church Sunday toolkit.&#160;​​</p></div>07/24/2014Catching the Buzz at St. Andrew'sJessica Nipp Hackerhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/241http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/241<div class="ExternalClass2DFDAB0170B449DDAA09640320893E88"><p>​<em style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Many thanks to Pastor Megan Crouch, Associate Minister at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MN for sharing this story and these photos with us. Megan writes&#58;</em></p><p>We just completed our VBS program using the &quot;Catch the Buzz&quot; ELCA Malaria Campaign resource, and it was a BLAST. Here are some of the highlights of our program, and some of the tips and tricks that we learned while doing it!</p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Crouch%20for%20web3.jpg" alt="Crouch for web3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br>Photo&#58; St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MN &quot;Caught&#160;the Buzz&quot; for their VBS this summer.&#160;</em></p><p>Without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights of the program was watching the children from age 3 (we had to adjust some material for the youngest children) through 11 get excited about helping their brothers and sisters in Africa. They really got the message and were excited to help out. I had one little girl ask me if she could send one of her craft projects to Africa!</p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Crouch%20for%20web4.jpg" alt="Crouch for web4.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br>Photo&#58; Children from St. Andrew's got excited about their &quot;Catch the Buzz&quot; craft projects!</em>​</p><p>We really embraced the opportunity to help teach children about Africa. One of the biggest challenges in raising awareness for malaria is that some people in our congregation had not learned much about places like Zambia, Namibia, Angola, Nigeria, and Tanzania. We started our learning by dividing the children into groups and naming all the groups after countries in Africa where the ELCA is active in helping to fight malaria. We had the Zesty Zambians, the Nifty Nigerians, the Noble Namibians, the Awesome Angolans, and the Terrific Tanzanians. Each group leader was given a print out about their country including the flags and fun facts for the children. We also had the flags of each country on the name tags for each group and at their sign in tables. By the end of the week everyone who attended VBS could name at least five African countries. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Crouch%20for%20web1.jpg" alt="Crouch for web1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Children who participated in &quot;Catch the Buzz&quot;&#160;at St Andrew's learned more about five African countries.&#160;</em></p><p>We also used the story time as an opportunity to help children learn about Africa. For some of our younger rotations, we got a book of African fables, <em>Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales,</em> and a wonderful woman from our church dressed up as our story teller each day. She had children dress up as animals from the stories and act them out, and also brought in some wonderful African tribal music for them to dance to at the end (which worked especially&#160;well for little children with short attention spans).​</p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web5.jpg" alt="crouch for web5.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br>Photo&#58; Story time​ during VBS at&#160;St. Andrew's was very interactive!</em></p><p>The Catch the Buzz curriculum had four stations, and we run a five-station program at St. Andrew's.&#160; So we decided to add a fifth station called Marla's Mission, where children could go and help out Marla the by being God's hands in our world. We have found that children love the opportunity to do something hands on-that they know makes a difference in this world! We had children watch videos created by the ELCA Malaria Campaign and Lutheran World Relief which showed how their efforts made a difference. </p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web6.jpg" alt="crouch for web6.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Marla's Mission was a station that invited VBS&#160;participants to&#160;serve others.</em></p><p>There were two especially popular projects. One was the Lutheran World Relief video called &quot;Two Women, Two Lives; Touched by an LWR Quilt&quot; where children saw a woman in America who made quilts and a woman in Africa who received the quilt and learned how their lives were the same and different. Then we had the children decorate white squares of cloth that our church quilters will later make into LWR quilts. </p><p>The other really popular project was our progressive envelope drive called Make Malaria History. We watched the short version of the ELCA Malaria Campaign video, and then talked about what malaria was and how children could help. Then children were taken to see a mosquito net that was set up in the fellowship hall. Next to the net were 120 envelopes with mosquitos on them. We told children that those were mosquitos that had gotten caught in the net and we had a chance to &quot;swat&quot; them… but some mosquitos are harder to swat than others.&#160;</p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web9.jpg" alt="crouch for web9.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></p><p><em>Photo&#58; The envelope drive was a popular activity during Catch the Buzz at St. Andrew's.</em></p><p>Each envelope had an amount written on it (we used smaller amounts, so the first envelope cost 25 cents to &quot;swat,&quot; the second 50 cents, and so on), and children were able to choose the mosquito they wanted to swat by putting money in the envelope. We had a big basket and a grave stone that said &quot;RIP malaria&quot; where children turned their envelopes in. We ended up raising more than $700 for the ELCA Malaria Campaign, and the children loved the activity. When we asked them &quot;What are we going to do?&quot; they would all shout back &quot;Make malaria history!&quot;</p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Crouch%20for%20web2.jpg" alt="Crouch for web2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br>Photo&#58; Catch the Buzz participants at St. Andrew's helped to make malaria history.</em></p><p>One last tip&#160;for you&#58; We learned that you can make a really awesome African Hut for your decorations by following these simple steps&#58;</p><ul><li>Get a large cardboard box- many stores will happily set one aside for you if you ask (refrigerator boxes work well)</li><li>Put a patio umbrella and stand in the box</li><li>Wrap the box and umbrella in brown paper</li><li>Cover the umbrella with raffia, and you have a great African hut</li></ul><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web7.jpg" alt="crouch for web7.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br>Photo&#58; An African hut decorated the space for Catch the Buzz at St. Andrew's.</em></p><p>All in all it was a great week. We had tons of fun with games, stories, music, crafts, and so much more. We learned that you can never have too many balloons, that giant fly swatters are great for games, and that even the smallest person can make a big difference in God's Kingdom. Our congregation was excited to be a part of making malaria history! </p><p><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web8.jpg" alt="crouch for web8.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Marla the Mosquito helped to teach&#160;children at St. Andrew's that everyone can help make malaria history.</em></p><p><em></em><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Thanks to everyone at the ELCA who worked so hard on putting this program together!</span></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"><em><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/crouch%20for%20web10.jpg" alt="crouch for web10.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></em></span></p><p><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"><em>Photo&#58; a life-sized Marla the Mosquito helped to present the skits each day.</em></span></p><p><em>Wow, what an impressive story.&#160;Thank you very much&#160;to Megan and the team at St. Andrew's for making Catch the Buzz come alive in their context, and for sharing so many details with us! For more photos of Catch the Buzz at St. Andrew's, visit <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/pages/St-Andrews-Lutheran-Church/350163293401">their Facebook page</a>.</em></p></div>07/21/2014Sustainable Livelihoods in Zimbabwe: Pindirai Jehovah Poultry ProjectAllison Beebehttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/240http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/240<div class="ExternalClassB302F268F11E4F8E95F7FB7EA811B8EF"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">M</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">alaria reduction takes many forms. People can protect themselves from mosquitos by sleeping under nets, or they can reduce mosquito breeding grounds by eliminating areas of standing water. These are indeed important interventions in working to reduce this disease of poverty. And because malaria is a disease of poverty, another important way to reduce malaria is by reducing the burden of poverty in areas of high malaria incidence. &#160;</span></p><p>The Lutheran Malaria Program in Zimbabwe is working to provide income generating opportunities for community members in the Burure region. The Lutheran Malaria Program grants seed money so that small businesses can commence their operations. The Pindirai Jehovah Poultry Project is one such sustainable livelihoods project, and is located in Chitekete, Zimbabwe.</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Chickens%20Compressed.jpg" alt="Chickens Compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; A boy stands outside of the Pindirai Jehovah chicken coop.</em></p><p>There are ten women who belong to the poultry project cooperative. The women purchased the chickens with seed money provided by the Lutheran Malaria Program in Zimbabwe, which is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. All of the women who are in the cooperative are also members of the local Burure Lutheran Congregation. The women of the cooperative learned about this opportunity through their congregation's malaria focal person, who frequently speaks to the congregation about how to prevent and treat malaria. </p><p>All of the participating women take an active role in caring for and tending to the chickens. &#160;They have a roster which lists the various chores and they divide the tasks amongst themselves. They even take turns watching over the chickens at night. Once the chicks have grown, they can be taken to the market and sold. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Chicks%20compressed%202.jpg" alt="Chicks compressed 2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p>Profits are collected and saved. Women in the cooperative can use the savings to help with medical costs, like malaria medication or travel expenses in order to access care. If a cooperative member falls ill, the members meet to determine how much assistance can be provided by the cooperation. Since the start of the poultry project, cooperative member Mrs. Wazha noted that the extra income has made it easier to transport people to clinics. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Chicks%20compressed.jpg" alt="Chicks compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Mrs. Wazha, a member of the cooperative, holds up two&#160;of the chicks from the poultry project. </em></p><p>The chicken cooperative wouldn't like to be limited to only chickens. With their profits, they have already purchased three goats, and they hope to someday acquire some cattle. </p><p>The chicken cooperative brings business to the community, is a source of food for local families and provides sustainable incomes for the participating women. In addition to all of those community benefits, there are solar panels on the roof of the chicken coop, which brings some power to the village. Truly, the Pindirai Jehovah Poultry Project is an asset in the community of Chitekete, Zimbabwe!</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Chicks%20compressed%203.jpg" alt="Chicks compressed 3.jpg" style="line-height&#58;20.799999237060547px;margin&#58;5px;" />​<br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; Some of the women of the cooperative, along with area malaria leaders, stand near the project.</em></p><p><br></p></div>07/18/2014"This household is going to improve!" - The Lutheran malaria program in UgandaJessica Nipp Hackerhttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/239http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/239<div class="ExternalClass9825CD9D5A444767B2938C634A171AA2"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&quot;Malaria used to be rampant here,&quot; reports Akwi Teddy of her community in Katakwi District, Uganda, &quot;but ever since the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) came here, the cases of malaria have reduced.&quot;&#160; </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">(The LWF malaria program in Uganda is supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign.) </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">&#160;</span></p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Akwi%20Teddy%20for%20web.jpg" alt="Akwi Teddy for web.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br><em>Photo&#58; Akwi Teddy, shown here with her husband and baby, is participating in the Lutheran malaria program in Uganda.&#160;</em></p><p>Through the LWF malaria program, Teddy has been working with a Village Health Team member (VHT), a volunteer health&#160;leader trained by the Lutheran World Federation malaria program. &#160;&#160;The VHT &quot;visited me many times,&quot; Teddy reports. </p><p>When she showed symptoms of malaria during her recent pregnancy, the VHT encouraged Teddy to get tested and to take malaria medication.&#160; He also made sure that she received an insecticide-treated mosquito net. Teddy learned how to recognize the signs and symptoms of malaria and began sleeping under the net every night. And since then, &quot;I have not had any illness anymore,&quot; Teddy reports. </p><p>After she delivered her baby, Teddy visited with the VHT again. &quot;I came back and thanked him because I had a safe delivery,&quot; she says.​</p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Akwi%20Teddy%20for%20web%202.jpg" alt="Akwi Teddy for web 2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br><em>Photo&#58; Akwi Teddy is happy&#160;that she and her family have learned how to protect themselves from malaria through the Lutheran malaria program in Uganda.&#160;</em></p><p>Akwi Teddy is confident about her family's prospects. &quot;This household is going to improve,&quot; she says. &quot;Because there is no malaria anymore, whatever I earn I will use to buy household items.&#160; &#160;I am very grateful for the help we received from LWF.&quot;</p><p><em>Your gifts to the ELCA Malaria Campaign help to make the Lutheran malaria program in Uganda—and many other Lutheran malaria programs in Africa—possible. Thank you for your support!</em></p></div>07/14/2014Malaria Photo Gallery Now Open!Megan Flowershttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/238http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAMalariaCampaign/238<div class="ExternalClass218820D174B74D738859462F9732872C"><p>​<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">I</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"> </span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">invite you to join me in exploring <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Uganda-Malaria-Program/42823098_Grq9Vb#%21i=3337119802&amp;k=vC9CcSK">Uganda</a> and <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Mozambique-Malaria-Program/42825178_XFc7LR#%21i=3369305331&amp;amp%3bk=hgpqM96">Mozambique​</a> through the Lutheran malaria program. I have spent several weeks poring over (and writing captions for) hundreds of photos of the malaria programs in Uganda and Mozambique supported by the ELCA Malaria Campaign. In the process I have learned an extraordinary amount about the ELCA, the Malaria Campaign, the disease of malaria, the countries of Uganda and Mozambique and the programs we support there. It has been a great experience to be immersed into an organization this way. The most moving piece has been the people in the photos - their stories, facial expressions and their eyes. It is a powerful story told through the eyes of a human being.</span></p><p>I feel a bit like I've been on an amazing trip to Uganda and Mozambique. I am now longing to return, to a place I have never been, to hear more stories. To hear more from Stella, a Village Health Team member in Uganda, who seems to have a quiet personality and an amazingly compassionate heart. I yearn to chat with Juma to learn more about his passion for a small business that helps protect his neighbors in Mozambique from malaria. I want to sit with Joyce and her grandson Ivan as they wait to be seen at the hospital in Katakwi, Uganda. To personally hear stories from Irene, Eedy, Michael, Jasca, Amelia and Christie, or play with children like Dan, Judith, Rose and Dirk, would make my heart burst with joy. </p><p><img src="http://search.elca.org/blogs/SiteAssets/Lists/ELCA%20Malaria%20Campaign/AllItems/Uganda%201%20compressed.jpg" alt="Uganda 1 compressed.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Photo&#58; This young girl in Katakwi, Uganda has just completed malaria testing at an open clinic hosted by the Village Health Team as a part of the Lutheran malaria program in Uganda. </em></p><p>These galleries include so many amazing stories. Even so, some of the photos I connect with most do not have personal stories to accompany them.&#160; But these photos have some of the most incredible stories, because these individuals tell their story purely through their eyes. I find myself gazing at their faces, with a huge smile on mine, wondering what they would tell me about their lives. Many of the stories here speak of a struggle caused by malaria and the challenges produced by poverty. Yet, then there is a story of hope and communities lifting themselves up.&#160; It is a story of empowered local leaders taking a stand against this preventable and treatable disease. &#160;It is a story of community leaders creating amazing and powerful results, positively impacting the community for long into the future. </p><p>I invite you to fall in love with these communities and stories and people of Uganda and Mozambique. They have remarkable stories to share with you. It is well worth the look. Check out our new photo galleries for the <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Uganda-Malaria-Program/42823098_Grq9Vb#%21i=3337119802&amp;k=vC9CcSK">Uganda Malaria Program</a>&#160;and the <a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Mozambique-Malaria-Program/42825178_XFc7LR#%21i=3369305331&amp;k=hgpqM96">Mozambique Malaria Program</a>.​ Be sure to check out<a href="http&#58;//globalpix.smugmug.com/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign"> all of the ELCA Malaria Campaign galleries​</a> for a special glimpse into&#160;the malaria programming in Africa.&#160;​</p><p>Keep your eyes out for more galleries to follow. Next up is Nigeria and Tanzania!&#160;</p></div>07/11/2014