A Search for Truth
PINEVILLE, LA. – Sept. 26, 2020, was a special day as Cody and Kristina Mitchell, along with their sons, Nicholas, Ty and Jaxson, were received into the membership of the Central Louisiana Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pineville, La., by profession of faith. The Mitchell family had been baptized two years earlier when they began attending another Christian church. But their baptism did not bring an end to their Bible study and search for truth.
In their search, Cody and Kristina became convicted of many Bible truths, especially the Sabbath truth. This led them to find the Seventh-day Adventist Church that they started attending in January of 2020.
Stephen Orian, pastor of Central Louisiana church, started studies with the family in March, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not until July that the studies could be resumed.
On Sept. 26, Orian preached a message entitled, “Precious Living Stones,” showing that while Jesus is the rock upon which the church was established, as members, we are also living stones that make up the rest of the structure. At the close of the service, Sandra Hebert, head elder, presented each member of the family with a rose, and church members added a stone to the bowl that represented the church to which the Mitchells were now also precious lining stones founded on the cornerstone of Jesus.
The Central church is delighted to have the Mitchell family along with their youngest son, Casper, as a part of its fellowship.
By Stephen Orian, Pastor