A Family Baptized

Slidell Church Hosts Baptisms and Dedication

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Slidell, La. » On Sabbath, May 20, the DeSilva family (Charles, Erania, Madison, and Jaylor) was baptized at the Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church. Following the death of their six-year-old son, Charles III, Charles DeSilva Jr., said, “Our son’s death left us confused, disoriented, and spiraling downward.” 

They began listening, reading, praying, and searching for peace to learn to cope as a family. They attended several different local churches in their quest for truth. In February, they started attending a series of Bible studies with Cecil Harlin, Slidell pastor. Charles and Erania felt they were being led to the true church and began to feel at home. Charles had grown up as a Seventh-day Adventist and now wanted to embrace his faith again. 

The family finished Bible studies with Harlin and made a decision to be baptized. In addition, they decided to have their youngest son, Chase, dedicated. 

The Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church is praying that God will continue to bless the DeSilva family and grant them peace and grace. We welcome them to the Slidell church family.

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