Thursday, April 25, 2013

World Malaria Day, Poverty, & Compassion

Poverty is hopeless and depressing. And I’m an agent of poverty—in the preventable disease division. I’m effective, too.

Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria, and I get the assist. It’s enough to make a caring, God-fearing soul see red. But who cares?

Red is just a color, like the color of a blood cocktail with 50 thousand plasmodia swimming in a drop the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Fifty thousand is overkill when it only takes one determined to do what needs to be done...

This is supposed to be a prompt (given to me from Compassion) written from the perspective of a mosquito. But up until the third section, it could be written by anyone of us who does not take action to end this terrible, preventable & treatable disease.  

Similar to the lies we hear about how poverty is unavoidable, the idea that Malaria is inevitable is just another lie Evil tells to children and people in poverty around the world.
Poverty is not hopeless - we are the hope.

The Bible says a lot about poverty.
Here are just a couple verses to show you what I mean:

Proverbs 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." 

Proverbs 3:27-28 " Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" — when you now have it with you."

And Leviticus 25:35 says, “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you."
Imagine if we truly lived like that.
There would be no more homelessness. No more hunger. No more Malaria.
No more poverty. 

Please take a minute today to share some facts about Malaria and its impact on the world, find a way to take action, and make sure you let those in poverty know that there's a way out.

Many thanks,

I teamed up with Compassion International to raise awareness about Malaria and it's devastating impact on more than half a million children around the world and you can to!


  1. Compassion is such a great organization :) Thanks for raising awareness!

  2. I love Compassion! And I agree with you 100%! I found you through the link up!
    Be blessed friend!!


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