Greg King

Five Stones

Show Stopping Move

Isolated mosquito 02It was a show-stopping move by any standards. Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft and a renowned philanthropist, let loose a swarm of mosquitoes at a technology conference in California to highlight the dangers of malaria.

‘Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,’ the Microsoft founder yelled at a well-heeled crowd at a technology conference in California.

’I brought some,’ he added. ‘Here, I’ll let them roam around – there is no reason only poor people should be infected.’

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Obviously Bill Gates has come under fire for pulling such a show stooping move, but it makes you wonder what is it going to take for most Americans to wake up from our comfortable life. The fact is the world that I live in is not te real world. Did you know that Up to 2.7 million people a year still die of malaria each year and that 75 percent of them are African children. The community that we are partnering with in Kandaria, Kenya is a place in which you have to take several precautions because of the malaria carrying mosquitos. I can’t imagine having to worry about that as a parent. It is time that we set this as a priority to help our brothers and sisters in Africa.

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February 6, 2009 - Posted by | Africa

2 Comments »

  1. Wow. . . that’s pretty intense. It makes me have a lot of respect for Mr. Gates.

    Comment by Chris Courington | February 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi! My husband and I recently started attending Carmel and I just wanted to thank you for your message this morning.

    Though I’m not in a storm right now, I have been…and the reminders that you shared really blessed me. Thanks also for your honesty during the sermon – It can be hard to tell “storm stories”.

    Have a great night –

    Jessica

    p.s. Um, that’s crazy about the bugs. Bill Gates is intense. Woah.

    Comment by jesslovesjesus | February 15, 2009 | Reply


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