Andy Reed

My name is Andy. I’m here to give my testimony to Nancy. I’m just going to kind of get started and tell you what happened to me. It was two years ago on October the 22nd. It was a Friday morning. I was in a really bad way in my life. I had a lot of anger issues. My father had just passed away from Alzheimer’s, a brutal, brutal disease. I had lost my two best friends back-to-back with cancer and then I got cancer. Luckily, I beat it.

I just had a lot of things going on. I was fighting with my wife and my daughter. I figured everybody was against me and teaming up on me. I was just a mess and was doing a lot of praying and mourning my sins. I was just in a bad way and I was ready to leave my wife and my daughter. I got up on a Friday morning and I was crying and started praying. I was going to tell my wife and my daughter that they needed to look in the mirror and take a good look at themselves.

I think maybe that I needed to take a good look in the mirror, take a look at myself. I went into the bathroom and was wiping my eyes. I was looking at myself and talking to God.

I said, “I need help, God, I I’m at the end of the road here, I’m ready to leave my wife and my daughter. I have no more words anymore. I need help with my mouth and what comes out of it.”

I was just looking at the mirror. My mouth started feeling like someone was washing my mouth, almost like something was going on in my mouth. I turned sideways and was looking at the shower in the bathroom, and I said, “What the hell’s going on here?” I turned with the bathroom door behind me. I got slammed up against the door. I was pinned against the door. My mouth was wide open. There was a roar coming out of my mouth like a freight train.

I don’t know why, but I said, “Give me more, Lord,” and He did. Now, I was on the floor in my bathroom. I was lying flat on my back, and I was bouncing off the floor, violently shaking with convulsions. Now I’m scared. My hands went straight up above me and I got lifted off that floor and stood up without touching anything. I was just physically shaken. I was scared.

I looked in the mirror and said, “Now, you’re the almighty, Lord. What do you want me to do? I don’t care whatever it is, I’ll do it. I’ll do anything you want.” I just kind of staggered into my bedroom. I thought that no one’s ever going to believe any of this happened to me. I was home by myself. My wife was at work, my daughter was at school. The dog was only thing home in the house. So I went to the bedroom and was sitting against the bed.

I said, “Lord, what do you want from me? What do you want me what do?” I was pretty scared. He said, “There’s nothing wrong with you (not out loud. It was just crystal clear like someone talking into my mind, saying,) “There’s nothing wrong with you. The cancer’s not coming back and you’re okay. You’re not going to die. You’re going to be all right.” So I’m like, “Okay I got that.” 

The next thing I said was, “What do you want from me, Lord?” And he said, “I need you to straighten out this mess with your sisters.”

When my father was sick with Alzheimer’s it tore our whole family apart. I wasn’t speaking to any of my sisters. I didn’t care if I ever saw them again. I had a lot of anger and a lot of unforgiveness. So when he told me that I said, “I’m doing it right now, Lord.”

I went to my oldest sister’s house, but she wasn’t home. I stopped and got a card and I wrote her a letter. And within a week I had patched everything up with my sisters. We’re still good to this day. My whole life has changed. It’s not perfect, but things just seem to go better for me. I don’t know where this is going or why, but it’s a miracle that this happened.

All I did was ask everybody to forgive me for the way I was acting, and everybody did. I don’t know really what else to say. At first I was really pumped up, I guess. I was telling people what happened to me, but I haven’t done it as much recently. Two years have passed since this happened to me.

I was coming home from church and went and bought this Bible so I could read it. The Bible I had was hard for me to understand, so I bought this new one. When I bought it, the woman at the store asked me if I wanted to buy a bookmarker, and I just closed my eyes and I picked this bookmarker out. It says exactly what happened to me.

The bookmarker says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in the mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). And then it says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

I kept this bookmarker as I was reading the Bible, and when I got to this verse in the Bible, I marked it with this string. Not long after that I was coming home from church. I was driving down the road and I found a Bible lying in the middle of the street. I rode over top of it and said, “That looked like a Bible.” So I pulled back around into this Dollar Store and I got out of my car. I waited until the traffic passed and I ran out and got the Bible. It was exactly the same color as my bible, but it’s just a little bit smaller. The same page that I had marked with this string was also marked in this Bible. Two of the other pages that I had dogeared were also dogeared the same.

Other things have happened to me, and I can’t even collect my thoughts enough right now to tell you. It’s all good. He’s real. I have proof, but I can’t prove it. I swear on my life and on this Bible that everything I just said happened to me. I’m glad it happened to me. Thank you.

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