Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dad's best present: Sons who are Godly leaders

International Mission Board 
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The Jones boys — Barrett, 22; Harrison, 20; and Walker, 18 — are all talented football players. Barrett, a graduate student in accounting, is an NCAA unanimous all-American lineman for the University of Alabama who, in the past year, has won both the Wuerffel Award for combining exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement and the Outland Trophy for being the best college football interior lineman. Harrison is an upcoming junior at Alabama and plays as a tight end for the Crimson Tide. Walker, a rising senior at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tenn., is on his high school football team and plans to play college football like his brothers.

Early in their marriage, Rex, director of advancement at Evangelical Christian School, and his wife, Leslie, decided to be "intentional" in their style of parenting and raise their sons with a clear focus on Christ. They wanted "to teach and train these kids to be a resource to the world," Rex said.

"The world needs Christian men leaders," he continued. "I don't know that they'll be pastors or missionaries, but … the world needs good Christian lawyers and doctors and dentists and people who are in professions that can influence people."
Inspiring story.

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