Shelley Stratford is a new believer and we were thrilled that God chose us to have a part in her new life.
On October 19th we met at church at 4:30 and car pooled down to Alkali, NV. Shelley wanted to obey the Lord in baptism, and it doesn't get any more Nevada than to be baptized in the old abandoned swimming pool that is part of the hot springs at Alkali switching station.
Shelley is shy and nervous and she just wanted a handful of friends present. Her kids. Her dear friend John Puckett with his little guy Johnny, Cindy and Duane Downing, and Cameron, Jeff Galli and Pup Galli, and me.
We waded out into the semi-warm water with the minnows swimming around us.
Shelley professed her belief that Jesus died on a cross for the remission of her sins and that He rose from the dead on the third day and ascended into heaven. She affirmed that she had asked Him into her heart and that her desire was to live for Him.
On profession of her faith with the witnesses present she was baptised.