Friend found when most in need
By Elizabeth Sheehan


Elizabeth Sheehan Posted on 01/07/2011


Elizabeth has been part of our fellowship for over twenty years, yet even though she has attended church since she was a child, it was not until her thirties with two children that she met Jesus Christ in a real way. Here, in her own words, she explains what happened....

Answered Prayer
As a child, I was taken to St James Church Daisy Hill. When I reached the age of seven I was at school and was confronted with a problem I was unable to solve. So I did the only thing I could, I prayed. God answered that prayer and from then on I believed in God and acknowledged him as my Father in Heaven. I went through Sunday School and the Youth. It was at St James that I met my husband, Alan. I then went on to be a Sunday School Teacher and Sideswoman, and was very happy with my Church life.

Relief at a Difficult Time
As time went by, I had two children and was going through a difficult time. I prayed to God to show me what it was that I needed to do. A friend, Rose, with whom I had worked, and her husband Eddie asked me if I knew Jesus.  

“Of course I know Jesus,” I replied, “I’d always gone to Church and knew what he did on the cross.”

 Rose went on to explain that he had died for my sins. But I thought I had no sin. I had not been bad like some, or done terrible things. However, it made me think and on a November night in 1981 while walking along the backs of Church Street going to my mum’s, I asked God that if I had been missing something and if there was more to him than I already knew then show me. Right then, I saw things clearly, as if a curtain had been lifted and it had become light. I realised I had sinned. If only by the wrong things I had said or the promises I had not kept. Even the bad thoughts I may have at times and I realised more things in my life that did not make me perfect as God wanted. I then remembered what Rose and Eddie had said and it all fit together that Jesus had died for my sins to make me clean before God and that whether it was a small sin or a big one, it was still sin.

Like Minded
 I accepted Jesus as my Saviour. Since then I have come to worship him with others of like mind and have found fellowship and love. If you are searching, turn to God, believing Jesus died for you, and as you begin to find him you too will begin to see how things fit together in your life.

 This same Jesus whom Elizabeth received is willing to make his home in your life too. Once you have discovered the truth for yourself, you will never regret it. 

More to come
As time has gone on Alan, Elizabeth's husband, and Rose, Eddie's wife, have both gone on to be with Christ through death.
However, in 2004 Elizabeth and Eddie were married again, to each other.
Read Eddie's Testimony.


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