HEBER SPRINGS, ARK. – The Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to grow despite the unforeseen difficulties of holding church services during a pandemic! On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the church members met at Sandy Beach Park on Greers Ferry Lake to baptize three new candidates into our church family.
What a glorious day it was! At 8 a.m. with sunny blue skies, warm breezes, blue, inviting water and a short ceremony by Laurie DeWitt, Alice and Don Jacobs and Jennifer Graham were led through the vows and a blessing by the pastor. They had all completed their baptismal studies during the pandemic, thanks to Zoom.
The three then waded into the clear, inviting water for the actual baptism. Shouts of joy and thanksgiving were heard all through the park as the members celebrated these three precious individuals committing their lives to God and His church.
Miracles still abound all around us every day despite what seems like chaos in our communities. We will continue to grow and welcome ‘sheep into the fold’ as God leads us forward.
May we always be faithful to His leading. It was also a fitting finish for the pastoral work of Laurie DeWitt, our pastor, as he officially retired two weeks later.
By Judith Newton
Laurie DeWitt baptized Jennifer Graham and Alica and Don Jacobs at Sandy Beach Park on July 19 with the Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist church family in attendance.