A few days ago, NorthEast of the Well was honored to host a baptism ceremony, where three members of our community publicly gave their lives to the Lord! We witnessed God’s Grace flow into each of the three lovely ladies as they came out of the water – made new in Jesus Christ. At NorthEast, we often express how “baptism is an outward sign of an inward change,” and this celebration was no different. Each of those who were baptized encountered the Lord and received him fully and unashamedly! It was moving to hear each of their stories in truth and in rawness, right before Pastor Laura (NorthEast founder & executive director) and Lantz Bell (long time Newport community member, volunteer, and supporter) baptized them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Join us in Prayer for the recent Baptism!

“Heavenly Father, we thank you for the precious gift of baptism, that we can publicly declare our love and passion for you. Lord, we ask for your goodness and blessings to be poured out onto these faithful followers.We pray that you would work deeply within their heart and soul to renew and refresh them each day. Come guide their footsteps, give them a hope and a vision for the future.” AMEN!

Gina, Bridgette, Kiki and Julie (NE Teaching& Discipleship Associate) enjoying a delicious dinner before worship! Gina, Bridgette, and Kiki are the three lovely ladies who dedicated their lives to the Lord during this Baptism Ceremony! We met Gina through doing ministry at Long Beach; we met Bridgette through our Wednesday night gatherings in LB; and we met Kiki through our bible studies in Anaheim.
WORSHIP with Julie (NE Teaching & Discipleship), Kristel (Worship Lead), and Lauren (NE Teaching & Worship)! This moment was captured as Julie was singing our NorthEast theme song: Rescue~~ “I hear you whisper underneath your breath, I hear your SOS, your SOS. I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the darkest night.
It's true, I will rescue you. There is no distance that cannot be covered, over and over.
You're not defenseless.
I'll be your shelter.
I'll be your armor.”
Kiki expressing what she is GIVING UP TO THE LORD to Pastor Laura (NE Founder & Executive Director) and Lantz Bell (long time Newport community member, volunteer, and supporter). Such a beautiful moment being made new in Jesus Christ.
All hugs and smiles as Gina emerges from the water! Congratulations Gina!
Bridgette’s face says it all! All are overjoyed in this moment. We are so proud of you, Bridgette!