Missionaries Cut Through Russian Ice for Unique Baptism (Photo)

by | Jan. 16, 2015

FunMormon Life

Here's another reason to "like" the Book of Mormon (at least on Facebook): check out this amazing shot shared by the Facebook page The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ on Friday--


The post is captioned:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." -3 Nephi 12:3

Picture: View of missionary Aaron C. Varney baptizing Sergei Kazarinov in hole cut in ice in bay near Vladivostok, Russia.

Baptism is a key doctrine in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--and one worth enduring such cold for. LDS.org is clear on the importance of this ordinance:

Baptism by immersion in water by one having authority is the first saving ordinance of the gospel and is necessary for an individual to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to receive eternal salvation. All who seek eternal life must follow the example of the Savior by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Head on over to Facebook to join the conversation about this amazing shot!

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