Ellie needs your help! Elizabeth “Ellie” Natura is a Lutheran parish nurse in the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. Nearly 90 percent of Papua New Guinea’s citizens live in rural areas that are often difficult to reach. First Aid Posts comprise more than 70 percent of all health care facilities. These posts deliver primary care, including immunizations and community health education. A solar system is desperately needed in the small post Ellie and her teammates use to store vaccines, while a coconut tree has fallen onto another post. In a country where only 68% of children ages 12-22 months (2013) are vaccinated against measles, safe storage of vaccines is of utmost importance.
This Christmas we are asking you to please partner with us in providing $2000 to fix those precious aid posts. You can read more about Ellie on our website (LIMM Provides Travel Grant to Parish Nurse from Papua New Guinea): www.limm.org.
Good news! The budget and tax bill that President Obama just signed included a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. If you are at least 70 1/2 years, you may have your IRA administrator transfer funds tax free directly to LIMM and other charities (up to a total of $100,000 per tax year!). Such transfers may count towards the required minimum distribution. We welcome your support in this special way.
Donations may be made online at www.limm.org. Click on the DONATE button at the top of this page. Donations are made using PayPal. Be sure to note Papua, New Guinea on donation.
If you are a Thrivent member, please consider Lutherans in Medical Missions when directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars to an organization.
Donations by mail may be sent to:
P.O. Box 766
Concordia, MO 64020