Baptism in Baton Rouge

February 21, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA. – In 2018, Winfield (Winn) Morris married Lidiane Aimeida, a lovely young Adventist woman from Brazil. Winn was curious and asked questions about his wife’s faith. He would lovingly drop his wife off each week at the front door of the Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church, then come back for her once service was done. Occasionally, he would attend the service with Lidiane. In 2021, Winn met Michael Cerda when he became the Baton Rouge church’s pastor, and the two immediately hit it off. Lidiane and many others in our church family had been praying for Winn, and soon he decided to have Bible studies with his new friend, Cerda. After many weeks of dedicated study on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and after much soul searching and love from his faithful wife, Winn decided to give his heart to Jesus. On Sabbath, June 18, 2022, with his family from Alexandria, La., and Lidiane’s family from Brazil in the audience rejoicing, Winn was baptized by his friend and pastor, Michael Cerda.

By Tracy Francis