Santa Barbara
61° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Santa Maria
63° F
Overcast
Overcast
San Luis Obispo
61° F
Overcast
Overcast
Ventura
59° F
Overcast
Overcast

Church Anxiously Awaits News of Member Swept Out To Sea

By Ophelia Young, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, ophelia.young@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 31 2014 07:41:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 01 2014 02:00:00 AM CDT

They Plan To Stop Baptisms At Guadalupe Dunes

GUADALUPE DUNES, Calif. -

Benito Flores was helping perform a baptism for a small Santa Maria church named Luz de Cielo or “Jesus Christ Light in the Sky” when he was swept out to sea.  

The church says they baptize members at rivers or beaches when the member wants to go to somewhere “beautiful.”

They hold baptisms at beaches up and down the coast and they've done it at Guadalupe Dunes since 1995.

The pastor says the church has never had a dangerous experience with baptisms at beaches until yesterday.

Despite the incident, the pastor says he'll continue to perform baptisms at beaches because he believes it's God's work, though he will look for beaches with less violent waves.

The pastor, Flores and the newly baptized member was standing in the water celebrating when a huge wave engulfed all three.

Flores has a wife and five children; his daughter says he's been a part of the church all his life.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus