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Lindsey Hedley's Testimony

Lindsey Hedley: Worship Leader & Founding Member + Singer/Songwriter

Let the Broken Hearted Rejoice!!

 

Hi, my name is Lindsey Hedley. I am a born again Christian. I was born into the world on the 3rd of March 1960. I was born again on 12th March 2006. Only through Gods  love, comfort, grace and strength can I walk through my life.

 

Jesus is my friend, wow how awesome is that! I am married to my wonderful husband Michael. I have been blessed with four great sons and 3 wonderful grand-children. Jesus is my redeemer my very precious help in time of need.

 

Let the broken hearted rejoice! My heart was broken, shattered and totally destroyed after failed marriages and relationships. I was broken and I thought beyond repair but God knew better. I have a friend who used to come every week to my house for her hair done and I always felt that she had a peace about her; I knew she attended an evangelical church and I asked if I could go. I had attended Sunday school when I was young and always believed in God, but now I was in a dark place, I was living in the  world searching for the void to be filled with people and possessions. I had reached a point in my life where I really didn’t want to live any more, I was desperate.

 

It was at her church that I found Jesus. I realised that He died on the cross for our sins. I am a new creation in Christ, he has healed my broken heart, it is bigger and
stronger than before, he comforts me and covers me with Grace and I trust in Him with everything in my life.

 

God has restored me from within, he has changed me he has made me whole and I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me, it is only through God I now have a wonderful loving husband. God gave me the desires of my heart and I trusted him completely. God was my matchmaker and knew what I needed and how right He is! I am truly blessed he continues to bless me each day.

 

I have been given a new life and it is wonderful and anybody can be renewed, ask Jesus into your life today, seek him in your heart, He can do the impossible . I now know God has had his hand ON my life, he has blessed me with my children, but I now know he is IN my life. I have a personal relationship with him through Jesus. I have peace and joy and love overflowing and it could be you! Please follow the prayer on the home page of this website to let him into your life. He is awesome!!!

 

Much love Lindsey xx

 

SUMMER PRAISE EVENT

We held our Annual Summer Praise Event on Saturday 21st July. A wonderful night for all of worship praise food and fellowship. Thank you for all who supported this event. A church full of people worshipping our awesome God.

Verse for Today

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.

Alpha Course

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?

Conference Update

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.

Presidential Visit

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.

Word of Life Mission House

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.

Nigerian Evening

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.

 

Friday Diner

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. All donations from this monthly event go to Arab World Ministries Yemen

Pastor Michael's Ordination Service

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.

Gordon Brown's Baptism

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.

Baptism Service

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.

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: 01670 814425

Mobile 07879253072 Michael

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

 

Or use our online contact form.

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