My name is Gordon Brown. I’m sixty years of age, was born in 1958 and have worked as a builder for over 40 years. I have been married twice and have two grown up daughters as well as two wonderful granddaughters.
Before becoming a born-again Christian I tried to do everything myself and for myself. I tried to control every event and situation in my life, but just always messed things up and in the process hurt a lot of people along the way including myself.
My first marriage ended after 18 years due to differences and indifferences. However I am now happily married to my second wife Margaret, who is the love of my life and whom I love dearly. We have been together now for 15 years.
I became a born again Christian in July 2017, thanks to the persistence of a very dear Christian friend of mine; Nancy Hudson. Nancy has been witnessing to me for many years, so I thank her for her continual witness that has now changed my life.
I walked through the doors of the Word of Life WRU Church in August 2017, where I was welcomed with open arms into my new loving family. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that I have an awesome God and new adopted Christian family members.
I am amazed to know how much God is and has always been in control of my life and I want to tell people that they only have to ask Him into your life to find out what I have found.
I went through the waters of Baptism in October 2017 at the Holy Trinity Church in Bedlington, and this was a very emotional day. After all of these years of being mixed up and messed up, I have given my life completely into the arms of Jesus. I came up from under the water, a new creation in Jesus (wonderful).
I have changed such a lot since then in such a short time with Jesus and it’s all been through Him that my life has now so much meaning. I am now no more looking for the next car, motorbike or object or possession to fill the void that was once in my life as Jesus fills my whole life. I feel content and loved as a person like never before. (Glory to the King of Kings)
Work and pleasures were all I thought about, but through Jesus, I have become a more caring and considerate person and I just want to serve the Lord our awesome Saviour.
I am far from perfect and I still make lots of mistakes, but the Lord picks me up and puts me back on the right track. He has untold and eternal love and always forgives our sins. I am learning so much at our Sunday services, the foundation class and the Bible studies at the Church.
So if you are reading this testimony and find yourself spiritually searching, because you can’t seem to sort your life out, then give your life to Jesus and He will change your life as He has mine. You can only gain and improve your life situation if you let Him into your situation.
Lots of love and God Bless
Our Annual Summer Praise Event is being held on Saturday 21st of July from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
We will be having an evening of praise and worship, food and fellowship. The evening will bring together a wide range of worship hymns. We invite anyone who would like to come and join us in powerful worship of our Awesome God.
Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
Good morning. The verse of Scripture above simply tells us how to live our lives. As His dear children we are to imitate His essence. Jesus is God revealed so we are to model Him. How? Love; forgive; graceful; Merciful; obedient; Caring; gentle; Patient; Peaceful; Joyful and powerful. When we choose to live like Jesus we will walk in His power and reflect His glory! Hallelujah! Have a Christ like day. God bless.
We are holding our first Alpha Course, commencing on the 5th of September starting at 6 o clock. We are delighted to be able to commence this course as part of our outreach. If you know anyone who would like to come, first ask them and bring them along with you. The sessions will begin with food and then discussions. The first session will be "Is there more to life than this.". In this session we will be discussing, what does Christianity have to do with life today? What Am I doing on earth? What is the point of life and where am I heading?
Lindsey and I had the pleasure of attending our 4th WRU conference at Swanick in Derbyshire. We had a wonderful time meeting with great friends from throughout the churches of the union.
We were privileged to lead worship on the Monday evening segment, leading to Colin Braithwaite's induction as the new president.
There were some excellent sessions at conference including the business, and teaching. Colin's address was about what does Church look like, and it was very revealing and challenging.
Lindsey and I were accepted onto the General Committee and were also selected for the Overseas Missions and Home Missions sub-committees, respectively. We are so looking forward to being involved in these committees and weare excited to learn of what has bee achieved in the past and also what we can bring in the future.
The times of worship were wonderful, prayer groups were powerful, and fellowship wonderful too. We thank Almighty God, that we are part of this excellent Union of Churches.
We are delighted to announce the visit of the New President of the Wesleyan Reform Union to our church on the 22nd of July 2018. Colin Braithwaite who retired as the General Secretary of the Union two years ago is the new Union President. We look forward to his visit, and I am sure we will all welcome him and what he will bring to share with us.
Our Mission House, of 73 North Seaton Road, the annexe to the church has now been completed.
We are using the building for a variety of things such as a Christian retreat, where specific programmes can be tailored for each group of people staying. Examples of the type of programmes we will be delivering, will be Leading Worship, Prayer, and a wide range of other Christian Programmes.
While staying here visitors can use it to be simply a place of rest, meditation and prayer, or take part in the church programmes, or take part in a specially designed retreat bespoke programme.
We will also be using the venue for Debt Management, helping those in need, as well as music lessons, job searching and basic IT programmes.
We are very excited about this development, and if you require any further information, please contact us either by email or by telephone on 07879253072 or 07854 820012. The cost for staying here is £30.00 per night. Donations are also welcome.
We held a Nigerian Evening in the Church on Saturday the 17th of February. A wonderful night of Nigerian Worship, Culture, food and fellowship was had by all, led by the Akinsola Family. Pictures below.
Our Friday Diner at church is on the last Friday of every month from 12:00 till 2:00pm. Soup and sandwiches and a range of other hot meals will be available for each of the coming months. This is an outreach for those who may be lonely, or who maybe are just in need of company. There is no charge for the food but donations are welcomed.
The ordination service of Rev Michael Hedley took place on Saturday the 25th of November 2017. It was led by Phil Hartshorn the WRU President of 2017/18, with input from Rev Ian Fall chair of the ministerial committee. It was a wonderful day for all concerned. A very special privelege that this service was delivered in our home church and not as it is usually done at conference. Thanks to all who participated and a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful gifts that you have given us both
Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley.
Once again this year it was a great priviledge for our rapidly growing Church Family to witness yet another baptism. Gordon gave his life to Jesus in July earlier this year and he went through the waters of baptism at Bedlington Trinity Church. A fantastic time was had by all and we truly rejoice that his life is now heading in a new Holy Spirit filled direction.
We held a Baptism Service on Saturday May 27th at Bedlington Trinity Church for Caroline Taylor who joined our fellowship earlier this year. We had a wonderful time in God's presence and the service went so well. Pictures of the event are below this text.
Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever
This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what? It is forever. Hallelujah!!!!!
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Word of Life Church
Wesleyan Reform Union
North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG
Tel: 01670 814425
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