Matt and Joy Burke

Matt and Joy Burke

World Gospel Missions (Uganda)

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From the moment of his salvation at the age of 8, Matt felt God’s strong call to join Him in His mission for the nations. During a missions trip in his late teens, God affirmed this call and Matt committed to pursue overseas ministry. After high school, Matt set about preparing for a career in missions. He married Joy, majored in international ministries at a great missions training school, read everything he could find on the topic, and completed an extended ministry internship in Africa. It seemed as if everything was in place, but then God made him and his wife Joy wait. Matt is so thankful for those years, because they caused him to fall at God’s feet and confess his desperate need for Him. Matt now serves in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda working with local university students at Kampala International University to create disciples and spread the gospel in Africa.

Joy grew up in Kenya and considered Africa to be home. She accepted Jesus at a young age and had a desire to be involved in missions for as long as she could remember. Her hope and prayer is that God will be able to use her to share His love to those that she comes in contact with. She is so thankful that God has opened the doors for Matt, Judah, Lily, and her to serve Him in Uganda. She is currently working to minister to refugees who have come to Uganda from neighboring countries.

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What is World Gospel Mission?

World Gospel Mission partners with individuals and churches worldwide to make disciples of Christ and encourage believers to become missions-active through ministries that reach the whole person—physically and spiritually—transforming communities.

What are the Burkes doing in Uganda?

Matt is working with university students at Kampala International University through small groups and discipleship, with a desire to develop local missionaries that will spread the gospel.

Joy is currently working to minister to refugees that have entered Uganda from neighboring countries, a number of whom have come from countries where the gospel cannot go.

How we can help

What can we do to help?

Prayer Requests
1. For the combination of Matt and Joy’s ministries, that the Christians students from KIU would begin to reach out to the refugees in Kampala.
2. The Burkes are still in need of some recurring financial support.