French Harmon was elected at the May 2020 Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board meeting to follow Richard Carnes as president and CEO. Carnes is retiring June 30.
Becoming a foster or adoptive parent is truly one of the most selfless things an individual can do. When my wife, Alicia, and I joined the ranks, I do not know that we even considered what we might get out of the adventure. We knew that God was calling us to give of ourselves for the sake of children in need.
Stress will bring out the best or worst in us. All you need do is place people in an extremely difficult situation to discover what is in their hearts. In wisdom literature, Solomon advised readers to "guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life" (Prov. 4:23).
My teammates were two of my daughters, ages six and four. Due to the age of my children, we weren't getting into in-depth conversations, but were simply introducing them to evangelism.
Would you join me in praying that God would stir us and Kentucky Baptist churches to have a renewed burden and plan for reaching and discipling not only the children in our own homes, but also the children of our commonwealth?
Loving children should be a priority for every Christian — love them by telling them about Jesus. Don't turn your back on those in need; care about the orphans in their distress; be diligent to find ways you can show the love of Christ to the vulnerable in our world.