When I first traveled to Love a Childs headquarters, met Bobby and Sherry Burnette, and saw their outreaches, I immediately saw that they shared our vision of demonstrating the love of God and alleviating human suffering through practical humanitarian aid as they ministered to the poorest of the poor in Haiti. After seven years, we continue to invest in their Jesus Healing Center medical clinic and their widespread food distribution programs. Daily, they allow Gods love to shine through them in compassionate acts so that many people may come to know our Savior while receiving nutritious meals, having quality health care, gaining an education, being trained for a vocation, and experiencing hope for the first time in their lives. In Love Is Something You Do, you will travel with Bobby and Sherry on the "adventure with the Lord" that led them to the tiny country of Haitiwhere the need was the greatest and where the people stole their hearts.
David L. Meyer, CEO, Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries
Bobby and Sherry Burnette embody "Love is something you do." Its not just a phraseits who they are. Feed My Starving Children has had the privilege of partnering with Love A Child since 1997. I have seen Bobby and Sherrys love in actionfeeding tens of thousands of children in Haiti each day. We are honored to work with those whose love for Jesus and the people of Haiti is tenacious.
Mark Crea, President and CEO, Feed My Starving Children
Bobby and Sherry Burnette, founders and directors of Love A Child, Inc., have been a part of the Christian Television Network for more than thirty years. It has been a humbling experience for me to personally visit their mission field. Ive watched them bring the light of Jesus, a future, and a hope to citizens of Haiti who have known only poverty and despair. If it is indeed true that "love is something you do," youll find no finer illustration of this truth than Bobby and Sherry Burnette.
Robert DAndrea, Founder and president, Christian Television Network (CTN)
In the many years that we have known the founders and directors of Love A Child, Bobby and Sherry Burnette, they have navigated extreme hardships and have endured political unrest, theft, gunfire, government turnover, embargoes, epidemics, and a devastating earthquake. Still, they both continue to befriend the unlovely, the unwanted, the sick, the dying, the hurting, the abandoned, and the needy while building schools and churches; organizing feeding programs, urgent-care centers, and mobile clinics; founding an orphanage; digging wells; constructing a marketplace; establishing agricultural/sustainability programs; building a fire station; installing playgrounds; maintaining a radio station; and sharing whatever they have with so many other ministries in Haiti. They continue to rescue and strengthen the Haitian peopleone child, one family, one village at a time. For those who pray, "Lord, make me a fisher of men for You," Bobby and Sherry have demonstrated how to do that: If you show people the love of God by loving them, they will begin to perceive Him. Evie was introduced to missions with Love A Child on a rickety boat ride to a leprosy colony, and we can say that the course of our lives has changed forever by seeing firsthand Bobby and Sherrys "love evangelism."
Evie and Mark Ostrander, Senior pastors, Mission Church, Palm Bay, Florida
I have known Bobby and Sherry Burnette since they were teenagers and dating. Sherry began coming to our church first. She then met Bobby at a gospel tent revival and invited him to the Valentines Day Banquet at our church. They fell in love…and two years later, I officiated at their wedding. Thats how it all got started!
After their many years of evangelistic work in the United States, the Lord stirred Bobby and Sherrys hearts to move to the country of Haiti. They obeyed that call, where God has used them to develop one of the greatest missionary endeavors in that country, called "Love A Child." Through the years, I have seen their integrity and faithfulness to their calling, and we support them 100 percent. They have given their lives to this work of God, which is unique in that they live right there in the orphanage with the children, who look to them as their mother and father. God has worked miracles through Bobby and has brought him back from deaths door many times. He is truly a man of great vision and great faith! And without any medical training, God has gifted Sherry to miraculously know how to treat the sick and dying.
Bobby and Sherry still consider me their "spiritual father," and I have found it a privilege and an honor to serve on the executive board of Love A Child for many yearsa ministry that touches millions of people and is known all over the world.
Pastor Joseph Ronsisvalle, Rockledge Christian Center, Rockledge, Florida