Board Member Dolphus Weary Battles Malaria

It is rare that Board of Trustees member Dolphus Weary is absent for a meeting. His schedule demands travel all over the country, and around the world, but he always makes attending our meetings a priority.

But this April we missed him at the meeting because he had been to Africa and “had a touch of malaria” we were told.

As typical with Dolphus’ humble spirit, he didn’t share the full story, but does now in order to bring encouragement to others – which has been the core of Dolphus’ life . . . encouraging reconciliation, encouraging partnership in ministry, and encouraging moving forward in Christ.

The article from The Clarion Ledger tells of his malaria and his ministry.  (Thanks to alumna Denise G. Pamudj for helping me learn how to best  share an article in my blog.  I really appreciated her guidance.)

It started with the chills on March 28.

The Rev. Dolphus Weary, a longtime activist for racial reconciliation, had returned encouraged from a nearly 10-day mission trip to Liberia in mid-March.

But on March 29, despite receiving all the proper immunizations, doctors discovered that he had contracted malaria through an unlucky mosquito bite.

Weary eventually spent nearly two weeks in the hospital over two different stays, his last release just over a week ago.


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