More Than Nets
Virginia Baptists have entered into a 2 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
There 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 people 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.
Download or view a PowerPoint about More Than Nets:
PowerPoint file / PDF file
Support More Than Nets
There are multiple ways to support More Than Nets. You may email Jeannette Hildebrand to order t-shirts, bulletin insert cards, and (mo)sqeeter beaters (flyswatters).
Want to Mail Your Donation?
Make checks payable to
“Virginia Baptist Mission Board”
with the designation “More Than Nets” on the memo line and send to:
More Than Nets
Virginia Baptist Mission Board
2828 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294
T-shirts are $15 ($10 goes towards the project) and inserts and flyswatters are free.
Here are a couple of tweets with Vine videos from a More Than Nets informational meeting for VBMB Board members and partners:
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For general information and requests, please contact Jeannette Hildebrand.
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