Mandy Nord has been healed

Mandy and her husband, Chris, are our Sunday School department leaders. They have a passion for children’s ministry and outreach. They work very hard at what they do and we appreciate their heart and effort. We love them and know all of the kids in our Sunday School and Wednesday night One Way Club love them too. We hope you enjoy Mandy’s testimony about the healing power of Je


” About 2 1/2 years ago I started dealing with back pain that just wouldn’t go away. I have struggled with back pain since my teens, but this was different. It was constant and affected everything I did. After about six months of frequent chiropractor visits, I was sent to get an MRI. I knew it was going to take a few days to get the results so I just went about my business. Then, after an evening out with friends and family (celebrating my birthday nonetheless), I received a call from my doctor at 9:00 pm. My first thought was, “This can’t be good!” And it wasn’t. He originally thought that I might have a bulging disc, but was now saying that I had two bulging disc, one with a tear, several vertebrae showing degeneration, nerve impingement, and the list went on. His recommendation was to stop doing my current job as a dental assistant and find something new to do and that surgery would be my only option. I had been working as a dental assistant straight out of college for almost twenty years, and to top it all off, we had no health insurance. So needless to say I was scared to death. Fortunately I was able to switch to a front desk position with my current employer which was helpful to a degree physically, but not financially. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband that changed jobs to obtain insurance for us so that I could get my surgery done, but it was a long wait for the actual surgery. And I was getting worse. The doctor had me doing physical therapy, injections, pain management, and all it was doing was helping me barely get through the day. After a while I was being seen by a spinal specialist who was the one that was going to do my surgery. He insisted on doing some follow up x­rays because he wasn’t convinced that the above listed items were my exact problem. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, just when I thought my surgery and relief was close at hand, he tells me that I was misdiagnosed. That my spinal issues are much more complicated and I only have two options: 1. Extensive spinal fusion surgery that would leave my with very limited mobility and would more than likely not cure my pain or 2. indefinite pain management. That was it folks, I was done. At this point it had been a year and a half of misery and I had no definite solution.I had prayed and been prayed for many times over that awful year and a half. I never once doubted that God could heal me, because He has healed me so many times before in my life. I was born with heart problems, healed. At 27 my heart began to struggle again and I suffered from congestive heart failure and God healed that, and so many other small things. But, I had no answer as to why God was silent this time. But on May 9, 2015, during a revival service, I went down to the altar to get prayed for one more time. This time, I had no other option but God. There was no doctor, no medicine, and no procedure to fall back on. He was my only hope. And right then and there, instantaneously, He did it again! I was finally pain free, able to move, bend over, everything! And today on my one year anniversary of my healing I am happy to report that I am still pain­free and I have been back to dental assisting for almost a year now. I am back to being the wife, mother, and worker in the church that I want to be. This year has been full of new beginnings and I thank God everyday that He cares enough to meet our needs, great and small.”