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Hi, my name is Arthur and I have been coming to Dovecot Church since babyhood. 25th January 1954 is the day I became a Christian, I was 12 years old. It was a Tuesday night at the Young Peoples Fellowship meeting...
We met up regularly with an old school friend of mine. She told us she was a Christian, and had a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus, and we had lots of discussions with her about her faith.
Through attending Dovecot and listening to the messages each week, gradually I began to realise that I wasn’t entitled to enter heaven based on being a good person or attending church.
I prayed there and then, thanking the Lord Jesus for dying for me on the cross for my sins and asking Him for forgiveness and to come into my life. I had got right with God.
The Lord’s changed my heart. I understand what life is about now and why I’m here. I’m no longer ‘searching for something’ – I’ve found someone – Jesus! He’s my friend. But most of all He’s my Saviour!
From an early age I was encouraged to go to St Mark’s Church with my family where I was christened and attended Sunday School. Then from the age of 10 we moved to a new house, so we started attending St Anne’s Stanley on Prescot Road where I was confirmed.
My work took me around the world, I also lived in numerous places around the UK, but I was never fulfilled. I eventually moved and settled in Southern Ireland and while there, I started to look for God because my life continued to be empty and meaningless.
I still have scars on the outside, but they don’t bother me anymore. They remind me how great our God is, that even though I had turned away from Him, He was right there with me, watching over and protecting me as I went through it all until He brought me back to Himself.