Milly Little (Church Elder)

Jesus The Healer of
Broken Hearts and Lives

 

I was born Millicent Morris (Milly) in Ashington, in Northumberland. I was born into hard times during the war, with not a lot of money, but I was blessed with very loving parents, who sent all their children to Sunday School. I hated Sunday School and was determined to leave at 14 years of age.

 

God had other ideas and at 13 years old, Seventy Methodist Evangelists came to Ashington Churches to share the gospel of Jesus. They didn’t just preach in churches, they did open air events at places like the main shopping street and in local factories,
etc.It was one day while on my way to the cinema with my friend that I met two of these young men. They invited us to go to a meeting at a Chapel in the High Market area of Ashington. 

We went there and I heard about Jesus dying on a cross for my sins. That same night I knelt down in the vestry of the little chapel and asked Jesus to forgive me and come into my life. When I got up from my knees I knew something had changed.

 

The young evangelists encouraged us to read the Bible, pray and tell other people about Jesus and what had happened in our lives.   I went home that evening and told  my parents, they both at a later date rededicated their lives to Jesus after they had slipped from their faith.

 

When I was 21 I married my 1st Husband Albert, and had two lovely children, Michael and Dawn. 

Before we were married I was baptised in water by full immersion, which was my witness to Jesus, dying to my old way of life and being reborn in Him, living a new life.

 

Sadly after Albert and I were married and we had our first child, I started to drift away from Jesus, and so did Albert. When my son Michael was two years old, Jesus started to pull at my heart, I wasn’t happy drinking in clubs and in fact one evening when I was drunk on Gin and was in a toilet I felt God saying to me “Milly this is not where I want you to be”. I wasn’t happy in our marriage and more and more Albert was wanting to do things on his own, going out with friends and having affairs, etc.

 

My sister had taken an overdose of medication drugs and I went to help her. Jesus used this to help me come back to Him. My Christian friend of many years Mary Laidlaw, who was a former missionary, took me to a church meeting in the nearby village of Bebside, where Christians were meeting and healings were happening and people were becoming born again Christians, people were filled with the Holy Spirit and many wonderful things were happening there. This was where I re-dedicated my life to the Lord and thanked Him for forgiving me for turning away from Him.

 

Sadly our marriage later ended in divorce. We were both Christians when we met and both worked in the church, but he sadly walked away from Jesus. I can honestly say it was the darkest day of my life. I felt as though I had failed Jesus and my family.

 

Later on in my life Albert came to me and said sorry to myself and Sid and said how sorry he was for all the heartache and pain he had caused me and stated that it was all his fault.   Jesus had taught me to forgive long before this, but Albert felt that he had to say sorry, he said that I didn’t deserve what he had done to myself and the children. I took no pleasure in his remorse, as I had already forgive him and thanked him for his honesty. We remained good friends with Albert and his 2nd wife Babs, up until his death in 2011. That is amazing grace through Jesus, His cross and the power of prayer and learning to forgive as Jesus forgave all who come to Him.

 

But Jesus was faithful, he healed my broken heart and quite a few years later I married again. This marriage didn’t last too long as Matt had health problems and had a heart by-pass and finally cancer. Through all of those difficult times though, Jesus was there. At 61 years of age he died of cancer, a couple of years after he became a Christian.

 

I was on my own again, but you never really are on your own, when you have Jesus in your life. Jesus never promised, however, life would be easy, but through all these times my faith grew ever stronger and my relationship with Jesus deepened.

 

Three years later, God brought Sid into my life, he was a widower and became a Christian, we married in 1999 and our walk with the Lord together has been wonderful and amazing.  We celebrate 14 years of marriage this year (2013) and I’ve never felt
so loved and so happy. I know God kept His best till the last.

 

My joy has been borne out of heartache and pain and loss. To see both my children following Jesus and having my son and His lovely wife Lindsey being our Pastor in this church is truly amazing.

 

I honestly don’t know how people today live without my lovely Jesus in their lives. Prayer changes things. Jesus is alive and at work in this world, and I can recommend Him to anyone. He will change your life, He will bring you peace, He will bring joy and love into your lives.

 

He is only a prayer away, so follow the prayer on this website if you really want to change your life and watch Jesus do the rest. If you are searching for something or hurting and feel that you can’t be put back together again, ask Jesus into your life as
your Lord and Saviour and watch Him work

 

God Bless – Milly Little.

Church Re-Opening

The Word of Life Church are open for all our services again including Sunday Services following the removal of all restritctions.  We still do have hand sanitisers in place and mask wearing is optional. 

 

Our coffee mornings have re-opened and our monthly Diner, is open to everyone. 

Prayer Meetings are now fully re-opened in the Church but Bible Studies will continue on Zoom until September where we will decide upon which will be the right forum, it could possible be a mixture of Zoom and in church attendance for the Bible Study.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone again after this tremendously difficult past 18 months.  We pray that you will be blessed as you join us in Church or on Facebook live as we will continue with our live stream broadcasts.

 

God bless.  Pastors Michael and Lindsey Hedley

 

Journey To Recovery

 

Following our successful bid to gain funding for a post-Covid journey to recovery programme, we are pleased to announce that  all of the programmes that we originally intended to deliver are now being delivered in Church.  We had to do sone of the courses on Zoom and facebook during the lockdown and while they have been successful, we are so pleased that we can now offer these programmes in person and in Church. The funding from Allchurches Trust means we can deliver English as an Additional Language courses free of charge, healthy living courses combining exercise, healthy eating, and help with debt management, as well as basic computer literacy aimed at people who have been isolated due to having no access to technology to help them stay in touch with others. 

 

This comes on top of the funding sucessfully gained from All churches Trust, for the development of our upper rooms in the church to create a prayer room, better storage facilities and an arts and crafts room that CRE8 are using.  This has involved putting in a new staircase to allow better and easier access, a partition wall in the storage room, as well as painting and decorating the area.  This has been hampered somewhat in the development by the Pandemic, but is now  complete and is ready to to be  used.

 

Praise God for all that He is doing.

 

Toks' Book Launch

It was our very great privilege to attend the launch of Toks (Olaronke Ashiru Gbadebo's) book "Don't Take the Poison", on Saturday 19th September. 

 

We are promoting her book on our website to support her in this work and so the following is a description of the book and there are two links for you to purchase it, through Amazon and Google.

 

*Don't Take that Poison* is a call for anyone who desires to live a life that pleases God, and who is committed to enjoying the abundant life available in Christ. 

 

The book looks deeply into the issue of offences and how it impacts our lives and our ability to be fruitful. 

 

It provides deep insights into the purpose of relationships and different ways offences can wreak havoc. 

 

You will get answers to questions like:

 

a) What causes offences:

 

b) The signs of an offended heart:

 

c) Effects of harbouring offences:

 

d) The path of victory

 

It provides compelling answers to deep heart issues especially those that have been wounded through lifes circumstances and are struggling to let go of the wounds incurred.

 

The book will help to escape the poison offences brings into our lives.

 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1838110712/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_feqAFb61WPA44

 

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Olaronke_Gbadebo_DON_T_DRINK_THAT_POISON?id=SL_8DwAAQBAJ

 

Christian Retreat

Our Mission House next door to the Church is available for bookings to stay for 1 to 30 nights.  The house is used as a Christian retreat, and we can offer a wide range of support programmes during your stay with us.  

 

From Bible Teaching - various topics - to Worship Leading  prayer and a range of other activities.

 

We are based on the wonderful panoramic Northumberland coastline which is literally 5 minutes drive away, but also have access to the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside and Cheviot hills which are only 30 minutes drive.

 

Pleas see our Mission House Christian Retreat Section on this website, or visit our Mission House Retreat page on facebook.

 

BREAKING NEWS

 

Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever

 

Hebrews 13:8

 

This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what?  It is forever.  Hallelujah!!!!!

 

 

GET INVOLVED

Contact us at:

 

Word of Life Church

Wesleyan Reform Union

North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG
 

Tel: 07879253072

Lindsey 07854820012
E-mail: wordoflifechurch@hotmail.co.uk

 

Or use our online contact form.

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