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The Baptismal Casket

Back in the early 1990s, the USS Guam was one of the ships sent toward the war breaking out in the Persian Gulf region at the time. As the ship traveled in that direction, and while staring death in the face, a number of men on board wanted to square their lives with God through professing faith and baptism. In the midst of this leading of the spirit, the chaplains on board faced a sort of mini crisis if you will. Where in the world could they baptize all of these men? Ironically, the answer came from one of the most unlikely sources. Because the threat of death was so great, the ship was...

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