Ah, they are seeing red over Malaria and coming after me. They are waking up and fighting back.
They hear and read and their hearts are broken; now that they know the pain I cause. I am a deliverer of death. And they are waking up to the heavy toll I take on this world.
I am flying scared.
The souls are waking up and they are fighting mad.
And my favorite weapon is poverty. Because with poverty I can make sure a child is unable to stay protected from disease. And with poverty, I can keep the medicine out of the reach of impoverished children.
And with poverty as my agent of death I am delivering Malaria, killing 655,000 people a year. A heavy heavy toll every 365 days.
There are 3.3 billion people in the world. And because of my lethal weapon I keep half of those at risk of contracting the disease.
But I hear the tide is turing. And I hear they are seeing red. And I see the tears they weep. And I know they are coming after me. And it is a war.
When lovers of the souls in poverty, and tender generous hearts who weep at the effects of poverty wake up, I will have warriors of hope coming after me.
And they are fighting mad. And they are biting back.
I, the mosquito and they the lovers of Jesus, who can fight poverty, Malaria and suffering, we’re at war.
We are in a battle. And it is life or death.
I wish they would all go back to sleep.
(As told through the eyes of the mosquito)
Compassion is fighting hard against Malaria. Donations from us, the people of hope, the light bearers and the poverty haters, we can donate a little and help a lot.
Donations provide households with treated mosquito nets. And they educate and treat those who are vulnerable, those who are in the cross-hairs of mosquito borne Malaria.
Visit Compassion’s website here to learn more and to hear about ways to give. Click here to go there.
Consider Pinning or adding this visual to your facebook page today, World Malaria Day. Bring awareness to this deadly disease. It is small but it what I have.
Joining Emily and my team of writers over at Imperfect Prose where we write about redemption. Let’s help redeem the suffering Malaria causes.