Lutheran Malaria Initiative: Finishing Strong

The LCMS, in partnership with Lutheran World Relief and with the support of the United Nations Foundation, began engaging districts, congregations and schools in the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) in fall 2011. Together as a Synod since then, we raised more than $7 million in the global fight against malaria through LMI.

LCMS convention voices unanimous support for Lutheran Malaria Initiative

With a unanimous voice vote yesterday, the nearly 1,200 delegates to the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) affirmed Resolution 2-06, encouraging a strong finish for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

LCMS encourages special prayer on World Malaria Day, April 25

ST. LOUIS, April 22, 2013—In observation of World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is encouraging its members and all concerned individuals to remember those suffering from malaria by praying a special prayer.

You can help ‘Orange Out Malaria!’ with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 – Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day. This year, from April 21-27, Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

LMI announces three April observances

Three special observances — “Orange Out Malaria!,” World Malaria Day and LMI Sunday — are set for April as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.

Lutherans advocate for anti-malaria support in D.C.

By Vicki Biggs In Africa, a child dies of malaria every 60 seconds. As part of the ongoing efforts of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) to reverse this statistic, leaders from the LCMS, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and Lutheran churches…

CPH offers gift set to benefit Lutheran Malaria Initiative

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…

Murray sees LMI impact in Tanzania

By Paula Schlueter Ross Back from a weeklong visit to Tanzania, East Africa, the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray says he was “blessed” to see how efforts to eradicate malaria in Africa are making progress.  In that country, malaria deaths…

Lives saved as malaria-fighting commitments continue

By Kim Plummer Krull  After learning about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) at the LCMS Missouri District convention this summer, a pastor told his wife he planned to challenge his congregation to make a gift to stop the deadly disease…

Prayer, resources available for 'World Malaria Day,' April 25

A special prayer and other resources are available online to help Lutherans observe “World Malaria Day” on Wednesday, April 25. Malaria — a preventable disease — kills one child every 60 seconds in Africa. In a single 24-hour period — one…

LCMS, Lutheran Church of Nigeria to combat malaria

By Adriane Dorr “We are ready to break the silence of awareness about malaria,” said Archbishop Christian Ekong, president of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria (LCN). Following his attendance at Concordia Theological Seminary’s annual Symposia in Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan.…

Churches, schools join malaria initiative launch

The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) publicly launches Sept. 18-20 with several Lutheran congregations and schools hosting special offerings, awareness events and other activities. LMI is an unprecedented campaign of the Synod and Lutheran World Relief to mobilize U.S. Lutherans in…