Days Lane Baptist Church - Blackfen - Sidcup

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“I’m just an ordinary person. I’ve been married 52 years, got 6 grandchildren and we had 3 daughters. I’ve lived in Sidcup since I was 11. I went to Sunday School, as most children did then. I believed in God, I got married in church. But I still wasn’t a Christian. When our daughter Jane died a week before her 6th birthday, I was very angry with God, blaming him for Jane’s death. One day, I was really heartbroken, and I fell into a deep sleep, and when I woke, I felt a great peace. And I prayed to God, and then I prayed for somewhere to go, during the day, to study the Bible. As I was going out the door, a friend came across the road and said would I like to come to the Ladies’ Bible study on the Wednesday morning? I couldn’t believe it! So I went, didn’t know anyone at first. But it was wonderful to find people who believed the Bible was actually true. It gradually went on from there, and in the end I asked to be baptised. I’ve never looked back really.

Jesus has given me peace in my heart. I’ve come to accept his will for things – I’m not raging against him any more. I know he knows the beginning to the end; he knows what he’s doing and I can trust him, and rest on him. That’s what he means to me.”

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