Every time I saw Mandy Kelly she had a smile on her face. She even dressed sunshiny to match her personality. She made everyone feel like they were special and worth her time just by the countenance of her face. She embodied the joy of the Lord before she ever spoke a word.
Mandy blogged at Worshipful Living. I didn’t know who she was when she walked into my mentoring session at the 2:1 Conference in Kitty Hawk back in 2015. But, within a few moments of meeting her, I realized this girl was going to be unforgettable. In fact, I wouldn’t doubt that every single person at the conference knew Mandy by the end of the weekend.
Because her smile wasn’t just painted on – it was real, genuine, penetrating to your very soul. She loved people. It was Christ in her – reaching out and loving others – whether you were sitting at the same table with her or sitting across the room listening to her contagious laughter.