US Marines, Sailors Baptized in Red Sea aboard USS Makin Island

Chaplain (Cmdr) Timothy Moore and Chief Aviation Ordnanceman James A. Henry baptize one of 27 Sailors and Marines, Nov. 21, in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in the Gulf of Aden as it connects to the Red Sea.

These Sailors and Marines specifically wanted to be baptized in the Red Sea, for obvious reasons, and their chaplain and crew obliged.

Hundreds of Marines and Sailors singing Amazing Grace and being baptized in the waters of the Middle East?  Who would have thought?

As reported by the ship and covered at the Christian Examiner.