Well, last week my family and I received the labor of love that my in-laws had created: a portable baptismal. I remember the very efficient and portable baptismal that Mr. John Ogwyn had (and in which my brother-in-law and — I think — sister-in-law were baptized), and I have been in a number of situations where such a creation would have been helpful.
So, my wife, father-in-law, and mother-in-law put their heads together and, before you know it, they made one themselves! It’s a good bit bigger than I was expecting, but they wanted to be sure that it would fit repentant sinners of all sizes. 🙂
Here’s a picture:
And, they were kind enough to make it Texas Aggie Maroon for me!
The picture above was taken at their home. We’ve assembled it, ourselves, but we haven’t filled it with water, yet (though we plan to test it this Wednesday before using it this weekend for the real thing). They said it leaks slowly at the seams, so it is an outdoor-only animal. Still, baptizing is a “get stuff wet” sort of business, so a slow, little seeping won’t be a problem.
I can’t wait to put the Portable Baptismal 7000 to good use — thanks, Mom and Dad!