Eel River Baptisms
Last month, church members on the North Coast praised God as six people made commitments to Christ through baptism and profession of faith.
During a service that complied with Humboldt County health recommendations, Fortuna church Pastor Dan Freedman baptized five people – two from the Eureka church and three from the Fortuna church – in the Eel River. Among those baptized were a young girl celebrating her birthday and her best friend. Additionally, a 91-year-old man joined the Fortuna church by profession of faith.
“Originally, we thought we would have just one baptism,” said Cindy Gilmore, Fortuna church secretary and clerk. “Word spread, and those who had been wanting to be baptized contacted us and asked to be part of this day!”
Members were grateful to attend the service. “A gentlemen who is currently studying to be baptized blessed us by allowing us to hold our baptismal service in his beautiful backyard in the redwoods,” said Gilmore. “We praise Jesus that even during this COVID pandemic, we were able to welcome these six individuals into our church families.”