Monday, April 26, 2010
Operation Sheep Initiative Underway!
Yesterday in church, we launched Operation:Sheep Initiative. It is 6 separate challenges to our church to do what sheep do (from Matthew 25:31ff).
Each week of our ReThink Church Series will highlight one of these six challenges, which I will then highlight on here.
The first of these six is Nothing But Nets. A person dies of Malaria every 30 seconds. Malaria is largely preventable if people in Africa had access to insect repellant mosquito nets. So in light of that, we are teaming up with Nothing But Nets, an organization founded by Rick Reilly (of ESPN and formerly of Sports Illustrated.) Our goal for this challenge is 50 nets paid for (each of which will cost $10.) You pay $10 and you get a shot at the Nothing But Nets Hoop. If you make that shot, a private donor will match your contribution!
You can learn more about Nothing But Nets at www.nothingbutnets.net
Or watch this video: