It was 1987, and America was captured by the story of an 18-month old baby named Jessica. The day started off like any normal day. Jessica’s mother had taken her to another house for a playdate.

Thinking Jessica was safe in that fenced-in backyard with her friends, her mom stepped inside to make a quick phone call. Moments later she heard those same children screaming.

Kirk Johnson is the lead pastor of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.