One of the members of my team asked the question, "If you could offer advice to a pastor and his family, what five things would you offer?"
Not only did Sunrise celebrate its 150th anniversary of bringing hope and care to hurting children throughout the commonwealth, but we also rejoiced over the 74 adoptions that occurred in 2019 as children found their forever families.
Which would you rather do over the weekend — plan for next summer's one week vacation or do some retirement planning? Too often, people spend more time planning for a one week vacation than they do for 20 or 30 years of retirement.
Woman's Missionary Union, a staple institution in Southern Baptist life, has a widespread reputation for its emphasis on missions education and urgency to fulfill the Great Commission. This is especially true in Kentucky. Liz Encinia, Kentucky WMU executive director-treasurer for over a year, shares her vision for WMU to become an even greater voice for missions.
One identifying mark of a follower of Jesus is love for fellow believers. Jesus Himself was recorded in John 13:35 to have said, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
Undoubtedly, the annals of Kentucky Baptist life will note Encinia as Kentucky WMU's first Hispanic executive director. And possibly, the 37-year-old will be recorded as the youngest. But who is she, really?