A unique birthday wish

Nate Beaird of Des Moines, Iowa, has an audacious request. Will you give $30 as a present for his 30th birthday?

The digital communications manager for Open Bible Churches does not want the money for himself. He wants to raise $300,000 so World Vision can provide 50,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to help prevent the spread of malaria.

According to the World Health Organization, one child dies every 56 seconds from malaria.

Nate says at least two children can sleep under a single net, so the provision of 50,000 nets could potentially save 100,000 lives. But to raise the money, he needs at least 10,000 people to ante up the $30 for his birthday, which he will celebrate on October 20.

So far, Nate remains undaunted by the challenge, believing that the power of social media will draw people to his website, HappyBirthdayNate.com, where they can donate.

Four ways you can help

Thank God for the way he inspired Nate to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and familes around the world. Pray that his endeavor would be blessed. 

Visit HappyBirthdayNate.com to learn more and donate to provide insecticide-treated bed nets. This inexpensive intervention can last for several years, providing vulnerable children with a shield against malaria-carrying mosquitoes while they sleep.

Give monthly to help us fight malaria around the world. Tragically, this disease still devastates communities and perpetuates the cycle of poverty, even though it’s entirely preventable. Your monthly contribution will help our efforts to stop malaria for good.

Host a Malaria Sunday at your church. You can join with your congregation to make a difference in the global fight against deadly malaria.