“Have you had enough?” It was just four words, but it was a turning point question in Kelly Lester’s life.
For 15 years, Kelly had been running from the Lord, desperate to fill the hurting places in her heart with men, drugs, and every other kind of coping mechanism. But after nearly losing her life in a violent domestic fight, Kelly came to a place of surrender to the question God was asking of her.
But God, do you know the things I’ve done?
“Yes, Kelly, but if you follow me, I will make beauty from ashes.”
Kelly’s story is one that covers so many difficult and painful topics in our world today. Child molestation, raped as a teen, several abortions, drug dealing, eating disorders, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, and even working in the clinic where she had her first abortion. But beauty triumphs from the ashes, and Kelly is a testament to how God can clean all the dirty parts of a painful life story and make it brand new.
Now a wife and mother of six children, Kelly loves to share her story to give hope to the most desperate situations proving that God can save anybody. She is currently a client advocate for LoveLine Ministries, works in Outreach and Government Engagement for And Then There Were None and Pro-Love Ministries, and a board member for Village Ansanm: Living Stones Ministries.