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The AMAZING RACE OF GRACE is back! Youth are again coordinating the race as we partner with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to fight malaria, particularly in Tanzania. The goal is to raise $2,000 and the Guilford-Rockingham chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will contribute $500 for a total of $2,500. We will buy 250 nets in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ELCA. The ELCA has a goal of raising $15 million by 2015 and $5 million has been collected.
A child dies from malaria every 60 seconds, and a $10 mosquito net can help to keep a child alive!
The Youth & Family Ministry “race” begins at 3 pm on Sunday, MARCH 3. Youth, Grades 6-12, and parent drivers will get different clues to stations where they will encounter secret tasks to accomplish. Then, the group will talk about their adventures and enjoy a spaghetti dinner. Participants will be asked to contribute $10 each to participate in the race.
You're invited to provide fuel for the race through your prayers, enthusiasm and contributions to the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
Here's how you can help:
- Write a check to the "ELCA Malaria Campaign" by March 31, Easter. Look for youth in the Community Center and swat malaria by donating $10, take a mosquito, sign your name and put it on a bulletin board across from the library.
- Or, put your name on a mosquito on a bulletin board across from the library and put $10 in an offering envelope; put "ELCA Malaria Campaign" on the envelope.
- Put donations in offering plate/basket and put in Janice Eberenz’ mailbox or give to Frank Moore.
- Donate online at www.firstlutheran.com under “Online Giving”
- Or Contact Nicole Apple, Nicole_Apple@hotmail.com, to find out how you can help assist with the March 3 ‘Amazing Race of Grace.’
Want to know more? Youth Coordinators are Alex Apple, Kelsey Chamberlin and Abby Schulenklopper. Click this link for a moving 5-minute video on the campaign: www.elca.org/malaria.
Contributions are tax-deductible.
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