the Lord Jesus Christ, that I have a
testimony to give, of His saving grace
and keeping power in my life. And to also
thank Billy Shannon for asking me to
write out my testimony.
On the 10th June 1984 at Belfast City
Hospital, I had a baby girl by section who
weighed 4,15lb. I named her Amanda Jane,
she was transferred to the Royal Victoria
Hospital for sick children to the intensive
care unit were she was very well looked after.
The doctor who was over her at that time, his
name was Dr Wiltey, who also was a christian.
There also was a very special nurse who looked
after Amanda Jane, her name was Margaret.
While Margaret was on holiday, Tuesday the 28th
June, My daughter Amanda had died. This was a very
sad time for me, as i went into depression and
would not leave my home. Among other things
my life was not the same after this.
I always knew there was a God, but did not
know He could be so close to me. I had a photo
of Amanda beside my Grandfather Sandy Black, who I
loved very much. There was one of the days when
I looked at the photo of Amanda I started to cry
I then I began to ask "Is there really a God up
there, will you help me?"
It was a few weeks later that I was in my
bedroom getting ready for work when I heard a
voice saying "come to me" at that time I did not
know that, that was in the Bible in Matthew 11v28-29.
(28) Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest
(29) Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek
and lowly in hearts and ye shall find rest for your souls.
I then looked around to see were the voice was coming
from, but saw no one. It was the voice of God I had heard.
I then went down to my Mums house, and told her what had
happened to me. She said that's the Lord calling you. I knew
at that time what I had to do, so I went upstairs to my
sister Deborah's bedroom and got on my knees and asked the
Lord Jesus Christ to come into my heart and to take away
my sins. I am now twenty six years saved, and have never
I know one day will come when I will see the Lord Jesus
who died on a cross for my sins, and for your sins. I will
also see my Daughter Amanda Jane on that final day.
I believe there are women out there who have went through
the loss of a child after giving birth, I have felt the hurt,
and went through the depression, You are not alone, the Lord
Jesus Christ was my last resort, but he was my answer, and
can be yours. Jesus is a prayer away, there is a God, who
cares, and you can learn to trust in him to.
(if at anytime you feel you need to talk to someone,
feel free to contact me through Billy Shannon, by contacting
Billy's email firstname.lastname@example.org