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.
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.
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. All donations from this monthly event go to Arab World Ministries Yemen
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
Mobile 07879253072 Michael
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Our new range of Christian Greetings Cards and encouragement scripture cards are now available to purchase from us on this website and also in church
Check here for visiting guest speakers in the coming weeks and months