Kelly's God Encounter

 Last night proved to be one of the most incredible God moments I have ever encountered. I spoke with a young 23 year old mother who had been trying to get in contact with me. She had been diagnosed several months before with a rare type of cancer that could have been put into remission except for one thing, she was pregnant. The doctors told her she would have to abort her baby to have the chemotherapy that she needed to live. She made the choice to allow her baby to live. After delivering a beautiful baby girl the doctors told her that the cancer had advanced to far, even into her brain and there was nothing they could do.

She shared with me a little of her personal story that truly was heart wrenching. She cried as she told me about being raised as a buddhist. Both of her parents are buddhists, and do not allow anything that has to do with Christianity in their home. As soon as she delivered her baby girl her husband left her, stating that he did not want to stay there and watch her die!

She is only allowed to see her baby 2 hours at a time, whenever her husband decides to bring her over. To make matters worse her parents don’t get along with her husband and if they so choose they could stop him from visiting at all. I wish I could convey to you the heartache this young woman has been living with.

During her pregnancy she had been on the internet searching words like life, live, choose life, and through this search she stumbled upon the song (my husband) Jason wrote for Autumn “I Choose To Live”, which she found on www.youtube.com.

I Choose To Live
Vs1 I know there are a lot of things I’ve yet to figure out
But as I live I’m learning more of what life is all about
They say life is full of choices
You have to live with the ones you make
So if I have to choose
Here are some choices that I’ve made

CH I choose to laugh instead of cry
I choose to spread my wings and learn to fly
To love rather than hate
To see the good and not complain
I choose to take a chance and risk it all
Get up again after a fall
I’m throwing caution to the wind
I choose to live

Vs2 Everyday I make decisions some big and some small
But I’m glad I’ve made up my mind
On the greatest one of all
I gave my heart and life to Jesus
I have no doubt that he died for me
Since I’ve been forgiven
I am living abundantly

CH I choose to laugh instead of cry
I choose to spread my wings and learn to fly
To love rather than hate
To see the good and not complain
I choose to take a chance and risk it all
Get up again after a fall
I’m throwing caution to the wind
I choose to live

Brdge - Thirty or forty or maybe even fifty years from now
I pray the choices that I’ve made will help somebody
In someway or somehow

CH I choose to laugh instead of cry
I choose to spread my wings and learn to fly
To love rather than hate
To see the good and not complain
I choose to take a chance and risk it all
Get up again after a fall
I’m throwing caution to the wind
I choose to live

Words/Music by Jason Clark
Songs 961 Music Publishing,
Haun and Ward Music / BMI 2010



It touched her heart so deeply that she started looking at our website, www.thenelons.com to find out all about us.

The doctors have recently called hospice in and she told me she is living at her parents’ home and that is where she will die. She said I feel like a prisoner here, they only let me go outside 1 day a week just for a few minutes at a time. “Life is extremely hard for me right now”, she said. “I am in terrible pain around the clock.” She begged her nurse to give her some medicine that would just put her out completely. Her nurse has been what she calls her angel. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Angel as we will call her, asked her if there was something she wanted before she died or if she could do something for her. The young mother said, “the one thing I would like to do is meet Kelly Nelon Clark, but I know that is not possible because my parents would not even let her in, but if I could just talk to her.”

Last night God answered her prayer! Angel (the nurse) went and bought her a cell phone with prepaid minutes and got the number to me. I am still overwhelmed at all of this, and I cry as I write it. We talked for a while as she told me all the events of her life. She wept as she told me she was afraid to go to sleep at night because she might not wake up. At this statement I said, “you don’t have to worry about that, because you will wake up in the arms of Jesus. You are a Christian right?” And at that she said no! My heart kind of stopped, you know I guess I just assumed that she was. Why did I assume that? I don’t know, except that she was now listening to Gospel music, but we all need to realize that we are not saved because of this great music, or because our parents are saved, or even because we go to church every week. It is a personal relationship.

So, I asked her if she wanted to be saved and she said yes. I began to share with her the simple gospel and she prayed after me the most innocent, precious prayer that I am sure God was rejoicing over!

Praise God we now have a new sister in Christ and she no longer has to worry with fear about going to sleep. She will now absolutely wake up in the arms of our Savior. How great is that????

I am totally overwhelmed that God gave me the privilege to speak with her and lead her to our loving Lord.

I cannot disclose any information on her because it would cause so much trouble in her life, but God knows all the details. One thing you can do is pray for her. Pray for her healing. God is still healing everywhere today and I believe He can! Pray for her family’s salvation. Pray for her comfort.

One last note, she named her daughter after Autumn, Amber and me, all put together in one name. It so touched my heart!

“God help me to be more aware of those around me, ready to share Your love with anyone and everyone you bring into my circle of life. Help me to choose to live” Amen

Kelly Nelon Clark

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    this brought tears to my eyes,praying for this dear lady.Looking forward to meeting you myself when you and your family co,me yo our church May 30th Line Creek in Sharpsburg Ga.Talked with Todd several times about this date.God bless you and yours,CanYou please sing some of the old ones.like Sun Coming up and many more? Loved your dad Rex and enjoyed his singing .To God Be The Glory.Your new friend Linda Chitwood :)

    this brought tears to my eyes,praying for this dear lady.Looking forward to meeting you myself when you and your family co,me yo our church May 30th Line Creek in Sharpsburg Ga.Talked with Todd several times about this date.God bless you and yours,CanYou please sing some of the old ones.like Sun Coming up and many more? Loved your dad Rex and enjoyed his singing .To God Be The Glory.Your new friend Linda Chitwood
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    Loved this song when your daughter sang it in Russellville, Arkansas several months ago, and tears to my eyes to read your note above.

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    This song has been a blessing to our family as well. Last week my daughter's 3rd grade class (public school) had a talent show for Grandparents day. There were several girls and boys that were doing raps, dance routines, etc. My daughter got up and sang "I Choose to Live" in front of a full room of listeners. She did such a great job. Afterwards I received several possitive comments. I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your ministry, especially through this song!

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