MOUNT VERNON, NY— Rev. Carol E. A. Fryer, Pastor: Spiritual Care & Church Relations at The Wartburg Adult Care Community, and Pastor of United Lutheran Church on the Wartburg campus is about to climb the tallest snowcapped mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet above sea level Mt. Kilimanjaro,to participate in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, Malaria Campaign to support supportAfrican companion churches in their malaria prevention and treatment programs.
This ELCA campaign is inconjunction with the United Nations Millennium Development Goal, with a long-range objective to raise $15million and contain malaria by 2015.
Wartburg Cares!, an outreach ministry of The Wartburg, elected to to support Rev. Carol E. A. Fryer and participate in the ELCA’s Malaria Campaign - allowing the ministry to reach across continents and providesupport to the African communities touched by this terrible disease each day while carrying out their missionof providing ministries of healing and hope to those in need.
“Every 45 seconds”, noted Rev. Fryer, “a child dies of Malaria. By putting our hearts, our souls, and our hard working dollars together - my climb along withWartburg Cares! support of the ELCA’s Malaria Campaign - will help provide mosquito nets, insecticides,medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this horrific disease - for good.”
Making this historic climb with Rev. Fryer are Rev. Jack Horner, the Assistant to the Bishop for EvangelicalMission at the Metropolitan New York Synod of the ELCA, and Rev. Wvyetta Bullock, Executive for Administration in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA.
For months, the group has been diligentlytraining with a regimen of hikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills, along with countless sit-ups and push-ups every morning. Rev. Fryer has kept it all in perspective: “Our strenuous preparation and upcoming climb pales in comparison to the enormous obstacles malaria presents daily to the families, children and pregnant womenin Africa every day of their lives.”
The climb will take place between July 14 and July 21, taking seven days to summit and one day to descend. The ELCA Malaria Campaign slogan is “A Penny A Foot!”. Since Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet high, thesuggested contribution is $193.40 – a penny a foot. However, any amount is welcome and will be gratefullyreceived. Wartburg Cares! noted that the “A Penny A Foot!” slogan will enable everyone on The Wartburgcampus – residents, registrants, family members, employees, volunteers and visitors – to participate in raisingfunds to eradicate malaria in Africa.
For more information about the campaign or to contribute, please contact:Rev. Carol E. A. Fryer: 914-513-5162, email@example.com.JoAnn G. McGraw: 914-513- 5128, firstname.lastname@example.org.Metro New York Synod ELCA Malaria Campagin: www.mnys.org