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.
Our new Women of Action group commenced in January of this year. Aiming for the women of the church to build each other up spiritually and to reachout into the community around us to ensure that the Gospel message is heard and understood. The group is facilitated by Sue Farr and the meetings are held monthly, generally on the last friday of the month with a few exceptions.
We are holding a Good Friday Service at our Church commencing from 11:00am till 1:00pm, this is for the free churches in Ashington. Hot drinks will be served prior to the start of the meeting. Worship and the Word will then be delivered.
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 Lent Services this year will be our own in the church for six weeks starting from Thursday the 15th of February, from 6 till 7. We will be focussing upon the Beattitudes for the six week period. Rev Michael Hedley and Pastor Ayodeji Akinsola will be sharing the teaching over these six weeks.
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.
We welcome back once again our great friend and brother in Christ Pastor Ayodeji Akimsola as he went back to Nigeria to minister at his home Church, the Charis Family International Church in Basorun. He has now returned to the UK to our church and it is lovely to see him again. We are planning a Nigerian worship, food and fellowship night on the 17th of February.
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 have commenced a new Parent Toddler Group in the church in Ashington starting on Thursday 5th October The Tiny Rainbows Toddler Group is held on every Thursday morning apart from School holidays from 10:30 - 12:00.
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.
The property adjacent to our church number 73 North Seaton Road which is currently a dwelling house and in need of refurbishment can now be utilised as The Word of Life Mission House.
Work will begin soon to refurbish the building ready for it to be used for our outreach programmes.
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
Mobile 07879253072 Michael
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