Baptism in a Stock Tank

June 01, 2007 | Byron Fesler

For about six years, Rodney and Carol Blake had been attending the Mountain Home (Idaho) Church without formally becoming members. Then in September 2006, they made their decision for the Lord and began Bible studies with Dan Nelson, Mountain Home pastor.

Carol's physical condition makes it hard for her to navigate steps, and so it was impossible for her to be immersed in the church's baptismal tank. Some of the church members went to the local farm supply store to research the possibility of renting a large oblong stock tank. When the store manager learned what the stock tank was to be used for, he offered the use of the tank at no charge. On Nov. 25, 2006, both Rodney and Carol were baptized.