Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spending Priorities as We Look Back on the Year

According to Ken Hemphill, a former seminary President, and now professor; income for overseas missions work through six hundred agencies, inter and denominational, totaled 2.9 billion in 2002. What else received more money than seeking and saving the lost souls of humankind in 2002? Movie tickets received 9 billion. 38 billion was spent on various state lotteries. 23 billion was spent in domestic pet related stores. He then asks the question: if these are staggering insights, what will we do with them? A good question....

1 comment:

Josh Litton said...

I find the clamor for pet support to be among the most absurd of charitable pursuits. It is strange that we have come to a point where animals garner greater funding than souls.