Dust finally relented and surrendered his life to Jesus and this past Sunday was baptized in the pond that is on his property in Calhoun. He had been praying fervently for his brother Duane (Act 26:18, 2 Pet 3:9) who is a river boat captain and also very successful in his line of work. Duane has struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years (Prov 13:15) and with all the life issues that accompany, relational problems, money, problems, etc.....Sunday morning Dust invited his brother Duane to attend church service with he and his wife Nichole, He agreed and attended. The pastor (Rom 10:14) closed out the service and opened the alters for anyone who needed to pray or anyone who needed to make Jesus their Lord and Savior (Rom 10:9). Duane looked and his brother and told him the alter call was for him (Heb 4:12, JN 6:44) and that he wanted to publicly profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Dust accompanied his brother to the alter and prayed a prayer of repentance and salvation. Dust baptism was that same day (Sunday afternoon) and by the time they waded into the pond behind his house, Dust, Duane, and Nichole all made it public.
Dust made it a point to invite many unsaved friends and relatives as well as many Christian neighbors and friends to attend. He unashamedly professed Jesus and Lord before all attendance and waded in to allow my son Garan to baptize him.