Center for Missional Outreach Church Planting

Imagine No Malaria Puppet Ministry

Imagine No Malaria Puppet Ministry

The Malaria Puppet Ministry has two puppets that your church can use to raise awareness about malaria. They are Nettie Goodwater and Dr. Mal Aria (get it?) and they want to help you with your events! We have three sets of these puppets for NTC churches to borrow.

Contact Rev. Marji Bishir Hill, Associate Director, to reserve the puppets.

For questions on this effort or any other Global Health related question, contact the Center for Missional Outreach at the conference office.

Toll free 800-815-6690

About the Malaria Zappers

Inspired by the popularity of Flat Stanley, The Malaria Zappers are two puppets, Dr. Nettie Goodwater and Dr. Mal Aria. They are traveling all around the Conference raising awareness about malaria and our campaign to wipe it off the face of the earth in the next five years.

The puppets, along with two scripts (Script #1 and Script #2) that can be used for a puppet show, will be in each church in our conference at least one Sunday, if that church makes a request. When they visit your church, treat them as your guests in worship and/or during your normal children's ministry activities. Please feel free to create your own puppet script according to the needs and demographics of your church.

The Malaria Zappers have also made a video which is accessible here on our website. You may watch the video of one of the puppet shows and the instructions by puppet master Pix Smith. You may use the puppets for one week unless special arrangements are made with the scheduler. Because the puppets' popularity has already soared, we plan to have four sets of Mal and Nettie.

Our hope is that each church will send pictures from the Malaria Zappers' visit to your church so that we can post them along with stories about the visit. Your reporting might include:

  • What surprising things did they teach your congregation about Malaria?
  • How much money were they able to raise?
  • Did they inspire any creative fundraisers?
  • What did the Zappers get to participate in while they were your guests?
  • What inspires your congregation to join the fight against Malaria with the Malaria Zappers?

Puppet Script No. 1

Puppet Script No. 2