March 19, 2012

Your Not-So-Typical Mormon Baptism

Michael Foley, Deseret News

It took nine priesthood holders, each dressed in white, as well as several others on the side, to help a man who uses a wheelchair enter a special pool on Sunday to baptize his disabled roommate.

Clifton Russell Jr., 57, is an elder in the Lincoln Ward, Washington Tacoma Stake, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who used to work in the Bremerton, Wash., naval shipyard. He progressively lost both legs below the knees to diabetes during the past 15 years, started dialysis in 2006. Six months ago, he also lost his eyesight.

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