Pastor Ken Burkey Tells His Compassion Sunday Story
When a child takes the birthday money you’ve given him and uses it to buy rice and oil for his family, it touches your heart. For the people in Pastor Ken Burkey’s church, stories like this have fueled a desire to act on behalf of the world’s children in need.
"Child sponsorship has transformed our people by connecting them to global poverty in a very personal way," says Pastor Burkey. "It has put a face on the plight of the world, allowing each of us to make a difference by actually solving poverty for one child."
"As a church we’re no longer just reading about poverty in the newspaper. Sponsorship gives us the opportunity to love and disciple children in great need," he says.
"It’s also the most inclusive option out there," he continues. "Sponsorship can engage everyone in your church family. As a pastor I can tell you, unfortunately, you will never get everyone involved in supporting a missionary. However, when it comes to sponsoring a child, the appeal bridges generations—from sixth graders to senior citizens. Sponsorship levels the playing field. It’s simple, accessible and will absolutely transform your congregation."