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Rural King, Fire Dept. Help Infirm Man Get His Baptism

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Jerome, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    The Winchester Sun (Clark Co., Kentucky)

    "Jack Sowder, 66, was baptized Wednesday night in front of Clark Regional Medical Center with his loved ones by his side. It’s something he was wanted to do for several years but couldn’t because of his bad health....Sowder’s daughter, Crystal Tackett, said her father...was admitted to CRMC Sunday, 'in bad shape'."

    "'He had a series of strokes years ago that left him paralyzed,' Tackett said....'When he came in Sunday, we thought he was a goner,” she said. “They put him in the unit where hospice care can be conducted'....in the midst of the dire situation, her mother mentioned that she wished he had been able to be baptized the way he wanted....within hours, the staff was rallying around Sowder to fulfill his desire."

    "hospital staff called to let the family know Rural King donated a trough....Thinking it would take hours to fill a trough using a water hose, Tackett said the family was surprised when just a short time later they were told it was time for the ceremony....'the Clark County Fire Department had come and filled up the trough for us,' she said. 'The firefighters were all standing there in a row with their hands clasped in respect. Several hospital staff were there for the ceremony, too.' Tackett said the staff used a lift and her father was able to be baptized by Bro. Barney Bates"

    "Tackett is...thankful so many people in the community rallied around her father with dignity and respect to make his baptism possible. 'We want to thank the hospital for treating our family with such respect, and Rural King and the Clark County Fire Department for going above and beyond for us,' she said."



     
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    Oh, Rural King--I was there on Friday. It's just about my favorite store.
     
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