Kelly’s Faith Story
I grew up in a very loving Christian home which talked about Jesus and His love and expectations from birth. I knew my parents loved me. I even knew that God loved me. I first felt the pull of God at 9 years old. See I had been to my friend’s house and stole some of her pennies from her dresser. The next day was Sunday and I was convicted of my sin, so at that time I repented but really didn’t know what a relationship with Jesus was. I was riding my parents coat tails so to speak. Then at 15 we had an evangelical group of teens come from a church out of town and I never will forget when the visiting teen said “if you are not bumping heads with the devil it means you are walking the same way as he is so he has no reason to mess with you.” I was so very convicted and knew I had never genuinely accepted Jesus as my Savior. I went down to the alter after the sermon that day and truly repented and gave my life to Christ. I immediately felt a love and peace I had never known. I was so excited to have Christ in my life. I stayed pretty immature in my relationship until my late twenties when Jesus really showed me His love and acceptance in a way I had only dreamed about. Then I was discipled for many years learning how to grow in my relationship with Christ. I am still learning how to walk as He walked and how to disciple others.