Nancy Kelly was raised in the Mormon faith. Though she currently calls Florida home, she spent a good portion of her youth in the State of Utah, where, according to internet resources, up to sixty percent of the population claims to be Mormon, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Utah is where Nancy met and married her husband, Kendall Kelly, to whom she has been married for twenty-nine years.
Kendall's family lineage links him to some of the original Mormon pioneers of Utah, and Kendall served a two year mission for the LDS in Cali, Colombia before he and Nancy were married. It is only natural that the couple raised their three children devoted to the family faith.
On the surface, life for Nancy was moving along nicely. She presented herself as a good, moral and religious person, following the Mormon doctrine, but under the surface Nancy sensed that there was something more, and she longed for the truth. "I felt very isolated because I was taught I could not question the teaching of the church, and if I did, I was on a slippery slope to apostasy," said Nancy.
During the Christmas season of 1999, Nancy watched a program on television put on by a local Baptist church. Of course the story was about the birth of Jesus, a story which she believed. After the program the preacher explained who Jesus was and why he was born. He taught that having faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way for salvation. That night, Nancy prayed along with the pastor on TV, to receive Jesus as her Lord and Savior. "That moment changed my life. I didn't receive the answers to my many questions, but I knew that I would find them in Jesus," Nancy said.
The first Sunday after viewing the program, Nancy attended a service at the First Baptist Church, and she knew she would never return to her previous congregation. Her decision to leave the Mormon faith brought great pain to her husband and three grown children, who very active in the family's church. One of her children was serving as a Mormon missionary when Nancy was saved. Nancy who is aware that her choice could have ended her marriage said, "I made a firm commitment to Jesus Christ, in faith, and I never looked back." Although her family struggled with her decision, Nancy's whole family eventually became believers, and Nancy's grandchildren are being raised in a Christian home.
Though Nancy had received Jesus, she was in poor physical health, and suffered over the next nine years with various ailments. In that span of time, she was diagnosed with deteriorating disc disease, fibromyalgia, asthma and heart arrhythmia. As a result of these conditions she was on multiple medications. But, in the summer of 2008, God began changing the direction of Nancy's life again; He was speaking profoundly to her through His Word and through dreams. "Things were happening to me that are not taught in the Baptist church," Nancy said.
On November 28, 2008, Nancy had an incredible, life changing encounter with God. During the experience she had a beautiful vision, and felt the love of God as though it was poured through her body. Nancy didn't understand her experience at the time, and didn't know what to do. She tentatively shared her vision with Kendall, and to her surprise and joy, he believed her.
Within a week of her experience Nancy realized that she was pain free, and she stopped taking her medications. "I took muscle relaxants, heart medication, inhalants and prescription doses of anti-inflammatory medication. All those areas were healed. I haven't had any [medications] since December 2008—not even a Tylenol," said Nancy.
Within that same week, Nancy also happened to come across Andrew's television program. It was the opening of the Gospel Truth that caught her attention. In her vision, a week earlier, she had seen a mountain stream, just like the one at the opening of the program. Nancy is confident that the Lord led her to Andrew's ministry as an answer to her prayer for understanding.
Andrew's teachings, particularly Believer's Authority, addressed many of Nancy's questions, and she realized that during her encounter with the Lord she had been completely healed. Andrew's ministry revolutionized her Christian walk. "I am a completely different believer than I was before. Andrew has taught me the truth about what God has already done for me. I believe I live in the Kingdom of God here and now. I take the authority Jesus gave me and speak it into my life. I believe God's Word," Nancy said.
Nancy is thankful for Andrew's teaching and the freedom she's found to live in God's unconditional love and grace. She shares the truths she has learned with anyone who will listen. Even her own mother, who is a devout Mormon, now recognizes that Nancy's healing is a miracle.
For Nancy, Andrew's teachings have been a key to receiving understanding to the questions and issues that kept her in a state of confusion for so many years. The truth of Jesus Christ, as Nancy now testifies, has set her free, indeed.