Yvonne Chaka Chaka is cheered by thousands at an Imagine No Malaria kick-off event.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is cheered by thousands at an Imagine No Malaria kick-off event.

Natalie Naman holds daughter Dunongo in front of the mosquito net her family received during an interfaith nets distribution.

Natalie Naman holds daughter Dunongo in front of the mosquito net her family received during an interfaith nets distribution.

Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda of North Katanga Annual Conference stands near one of series of canals he encouraged residents to dig around the city of Kamina to eliminate standing water where mosquitos breed.

Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda of North Katanga Annual Conference stands near one of series of canals he encouraged residents to dig around the city of Kamina to eliminate standing water where mosquitos breed.

Bishop James Dorff meets Dunongo after her family received an insecticide-treated bed net to protect from mosquitos carrying malaria in Congo.

Bishop James Dorff meets Dunongo after her family received an insecticide-treated bed net to protect from mosquitos carrying malaria in Congo.

Western PA Bishop Tom Bickerton laughs with Rev. Kimba Kyakutala of the Democratic Republic of Congo during a World Malaria Day kickoff event in Lubumbashi.

Western PA Bishop Tom Bickerton laughs with Rev. Kimba Kyakutala of the Democratic Republic of Congo during a World Malaria Day kickoff event in Lubumbashi.

Women celebrate in Kamina.

Women celebrate in Kamina.

Health worker talks with Sophie Fragamga and son before a nets distribution in Bogonga.

Health worker talks with Sophie Fragamga and son before a nets distribution in Bogonga.

Bishop Ntambo of North Katanga shows part of the canal system he encouraged residents to dig to eliminate standing water.

Bishop Ntambo of North Katanga shows part of the canal system he encouraged residents to dig to eliminate standing water.

Bishop Ntambo Nkulu of North Katanga shows celebrity Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Bishop Thomas Bickerton a canal project to remove standing water where mosquitoes breed. Photo by Mike DuBose

Bishop Ntambo Nkulu of North Katanga shows celebrity Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Bishop Thomas Bickerton a canal project to remove standing water where mosquitoes breed. Photo by Mike DuBose

Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, left, a young Kamina resident, bishops Thomas Bickerton, Ntamba Nkulu and Earl Bledsoe dance during a service in Kamina. Photo by Mike DuBose

Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, left, a young Kamina resident, bishops Thomas Bickerton, Ntamba Nkulu and Earl Bledsoe dance during a service in Kamina. Photo by Mike DuBose

Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, left, and Bishops Thomas Bickerton and James Dorff pray as Bishop Ntambo offers a blessing to a crowd in Kamina.

Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, left, and Bishops Thomas Bickerton and James Dorff pray as Bishop Ntambo offers a blessing to a crowd in Kamina.

Bishop Thomas Bickerton is welcomed by United Methodists in Kamina, North Katanga.

Bishop Thomas Bickerton is welcomed by United Methodists in Kamina, North Katanga.

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Pittsburgh greets officials in Democratic Republic of Congo.

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Pittsburgh greets officials in Democratic Republic of Congo.

United Methodist Bishops meet African superstar Yvonne Chaka Chaka as they arrive in Lumbabashi to kick off a nets distribution.

United Methodist Bishops meet African superstar Yvonne Chaka Chaka as they arrive in Lumbabashi to kick off a nets distribution.

This baby girl, gasping for breath in a Congo hospital, is suffering from malaria. Her doctor told Bishop Bickerton she was not doing well. The hope of saving children is what propels United Methodist leaders promote Imagine No Malaria efforts.

This baby girl, gasping for breath in a Congo hospital, is suffering from malaria. Her doctor told Bishop Bickerton she was not doing well. The hope of saving children is what propels United Methodist leaders promote Imagine No Malaria efforts.