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more than netsVirginia Baptists have entered into a multi-year agreement with the Ghana Baptist Convention to reduce malaria in Yendi, Ghana and to plant churches in the surrounding area. We hope to significantly reduce the cases of malaria through:

  • Distributing 100,000 chemically treated mosquito nets within the Yendi municipality.  The population of Yendi is approximately 180,602.
  • Providing vital education into the proper use of the mosquito net
  • Providing additional education on health, awareness and prevention of malaria

“More Than” just distributing mosquito nets

IMG_0359wThere are approximately 454 communities in Yendi. 145 of those already have a church. Our goal is to assist the Ghana Baptist Convention, under the leadership of church planter Emmanuel “Moose” Mustapha, in planting 309 churches in the remaining villages.

We encourage individuals and churches to purchase “units” for this project. A unit costs $10 and consists of:

$6 = 1 mosquito net
$2 = Education
$1 = Transportation
$1 = Church Planting

Our goal is to raise $1 million in 2 years. This will purchase 100,000 nets, teach residents how to use them, and plant over 300 churches.

2019 Update:

So Far…

  • 86,000 nets purchased and distributed
  • 400 villages completely netted
  • Over 200,000 lives saved
  • 43% reduction of malaria incidents in these villages
  • Over 450 new congregations established
  • 25,000 people have come to know Christ

But It Isn’t Over Yet!

  • 14,000 more nets need to be purchased and distributed in 2019
  • 45 more villages need to be netted
  • 30,000 more people need to be protected by these nets
  • 150 more churches need to be planted
  • THOUSANDS more need to hear about Christ and be baptized (and this is just in one small area of Ghana)

What You Can Do

  • $100 per church is all we need (if each BGAV congregation contributed) to fulfill this goal
  • $1 is all we need if each member attending on a Sunday morning contributed
  • 5 more teams to go and assist our Ghanaian friends with distribution and church planting

For the latest information on the malaria crisis, read the full 2018 report from the World Health Organization.

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Want to Mail Your Donation?

Make checks payable to “Baptist General Association of Virginia” with the designation “More Than Nets” on the memo line and send to:

More Than Nets
Baptist General Association of Virginia
2828 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294

more than nets mosquito beatersmore than nets t-shirtsThere are multiple ways to support More Than Nets. Contact the Glocal Missions Team to order t-shirts, bulletin insert cards, and (mo)sqeeter beaters (flyswatters).

T-shirts are $15 ($10 goes towards the project) and inserts and flyswatters are free.

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