Sunderland schoolgirl takes part in rare sea baptism in South Shields

A schoolgirl made waves as she took part in a rare sea baptism in South Shields.
Gabriela Machicado, 12, was submerged in the sea during a ceremony watched by dozens of friends and fellow churchgoers.
Pastor Peter Jeynes dropped Gabriela beneath the waves for a split second before plucking her from thigh-high deep water.
Gabriela, of Hendon, Sunderland, and Peter are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in South Shields.
It was the first time in 35 years that Peter had performed such a service, and thought to be just the second time in 40 years it had been done off the coast of South... read more

 
24 June 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 53
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