This Christmas, you can give a gift of hope to a child a world away while encouraging the gift of compassion in a child close to home.
Concordia Publishing House’s “Save A Life Gift Set” includes one copy of the children’s book Little Things Make Big Differences — A Story about Malaria, as well as all shipping and handling, and a gift card explaining that half of the set’s $20 cost provides a $10 donation to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) — enough to provide one treated bed net to a family in Africa.
LMI is a partnership of Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, and the LCMS to raise $45 million in a global effort to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. LMI’s approach centers on education, prevention and treatment. Sleeping under a properly treated bed net is one of the most effective ways to avoid contracting malaria.
LMI is made possible through support from the United Nations Foundation.
Little Things Make Big Differences was written by the Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, and his wife, Monique, an administrator at Baltimore Lutheran School. The book — written for children ages 5 to 12 — tells the true story of a family in Tanzania, East Africa, and their experience with malaria.
Released in July 2010, Little Things Make Big Differences was written “to get out the message of what malaria is, what it does, and how we can actually make a difference,” says John Nunes.
To purchase the “Save A Life Gift Set,” call Concordia Publishing House at 800-325-3040 or click here.
Posted Nov. 29, 2012