BAPTIST/CATHOLIC CHICKENS By: Frances M. McCrory-Meservy 1946

We lived on a farm in Buna, Texas about five miles out of town and our nearest neighbors were about two miles away. Needless to say, at the age of three, I didnít see other children very often.

I fell in love with Jesus about this time and felt compelled to talk about Him. Since there were no people around, I told our mule, cats, dogs, bulls, cows, pigs, goat, ducks, and chickens. After I told them about Jesus, I decided they should be baptized. So, I started baptizing the chickens in a number 3 washtub.

My mom almost had a heart attack when she saw what I was doing. She said I could sprinkle them but no longer could I dunk them. That was fine by me, I was getting all scratched up dunking them. I sprinkled all the animals on our farm in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Jesus name.

Some of our chickens are Baptist and the rest must be Catholic. I believe that all the animals will be in Heaven.

Since animals donít put you down or talk back, I had no inhibitions when talking about Jesus and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. It became a habit to season my conversation with Jesus.

In hindsight I realize that God made me a people person and gave me the gift of evangelism. Thatís why I donít see anything wrong with talking to animals and feel compelled to tell everyone and everything about Jesus. Our Lord works in mysterious ways to train us for his service.

Gen. 9:5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.

Mark 16:15-16 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Isa 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our father, We are the clay and you our potter; and All we are the work of your hands.

Background Picture taken by Fran's Mom in 1946 Buna, Jasper County, Texas. Caricature from Product CD that came with Print Shop 6.0. Illusion by Fran Meservy using Adobe Photo Deluxe Business.

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