Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stories about Malaria

Malaria, you are my enemy
By Cyrille, 13 years old
"I’m going to tell you the story of a family who were living in a village where malaria was rife. We commonly call malaria the ‘palu’ in our villages. There was a family who lived in a village. This family threw their washing water, dishwater and empty food cans out close to their house. One day, their child fell ill and the father went to look for a medicinal plant to prepare, to give to the child. The child’s health worsened but the father said that he had no money. The next day the mother was working in the kitchen when she heard this on the radio: “Malaria is an illness which kills. If you have malaria you must go to hospital so they can look after you.” At the same time, she explained to her husband what she had heard on the radio. The husband, afraid that he could lose his son, gave her some money so that she could go the hospital with the child. When she arrived at the hospital, the nurse welcomed them and gave the child an injection. After the injection, he prescribed them some medicines and released them. He advised the wife to sleep under a treated mosquito net to avoid mosquito bites. And ever since she heard the nurse’s advice, the family no longer fall ill from malaria. Malaria kills many people in our district. It is our number one enemy. When I left this family, I asked myself many questions. What would have happened if this mother had not heard this information about malaria on the radio? Many people die because of this illness because they are not aware of its symptoms and its dangers. "

I found this story at:
You can look it up and read others. What stood out to me is this story is the lack of knoweldge
people have about Malaria. One of this things we focus on is teaching parents about this problem and how to deal with it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What can you do?

Do you feel that God is asking you to help save the lives of His children? Take a look at our list of ideas. If any of these strike your fancy send me an email and I will give you more instructions and materials. Some of these take as little as an hour so please send me an email! (Also if you have more ideas let me know so we can add them.)


1.Contact local Kiwanis, American Legion, Optimist, and Rotary clubs asking for speaking engagements. (These clubs purpose is to do community service so they will love you.)


2. Ask your church youth group to sponsor a church wide fundraiser. (Email me for a list.)


3. Have a speech party were everyone brings ten dollars for a net.


4. Ask to speak at your local library.


5. Ask to speak at local business. (Email me for ideas!!!) 


6.Ask a local track team or athletic club to sponsor a walk-a-thon.


7. Host a rally or march in your hometown as a way to raise awareness.


8. Put posters up in key points around your area, (Movie Theaters, Parks, ect.)


9.Contact Boys and Girls Clubs or other clubs of that nature asking the children to put together a fundraiser.


10. Contact local Christian schools asking if your can speak during “Chapel” they are always desperate for speakers.


11. Ask your AWANA club to sponsor of fundraiser.


12. Ask to have an interview on local radio and TV shows.


13.Write a letter to the editor to your local paper to raise awareness.


14.Conact a “city” of churches.


15.Conact 4-H groups asking them to be involved.

 Contact me if you would like to join the fight.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


At this point we have raised $530 dollars toward our goal of $30,000 although its not much it is a start! The two Rotary clubs we spoke to are both considering donating so please be praying for receptive hearts and open pocket book. Right now are being need is volunteers, will you consider being involved? Thanks you guys!

What is Bite Back North West?

Bite Back NW is student led campaign to raise money for children in Africa suffering from malaria. It is our goal is to raise 30 thousand dollars for these children. Every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies of malaria, but they don’t have too. You and I can help to ease their pain. For instants, take mosquito nets, they are one of the things we are raising money for. Mosquito nets cost about 10 dollars each and cut down the chances of getting malaria by 90%. I can spend that much buying two lattes at Starbucks.


I know life is crazy but if you feel that God is asking you to become involved there are thousands of ways to become involved!


I know how crazy life can be, but your fundraiser could be as simple as a latte fast. You ask every one in your church to give up their regular lattes for a week so that the money that would have been spend on lattes will be spent on saving children. There are many other ways to make a difference and if you are interested in becoming involved contact me at 


The national site for Bite Back is
Please email me for any information!

Kira Clark

Leadership Bite Back NW

(425) 258-8332