When “Covenant Cares” was introduced to the Sunday School children of New Gottland Covenant Church, McPherson, KS, they wholeheartedly embraced it, choosing to provide sheep, at $60 each, for families in Kyrgyzstan, the second poorest country in central Asia.
This past spring children brought their donations; one Sunday providing an amazing $152, a substantial portion of which was given by four brothers who earned money soliciting work from their parents and grandparents, even digging into their personal savings to buy sheep for Kyrgyz families. A total of $361.51 was raised by the Sunday School classes, enough for six sheep! The congregation was very proud of their children who sacrificially gave to others in the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd!
This article was written by Rev. Dick Skar, pastor of New Gottland Covenant Church (McPherson, KS) and originally appeared in the newsletter for the Midwest Conference.