“While He Is Near” is the story of one convict getting off parole and the account of his life as he attempts to turn it all around and follow God. Events force him to decide to move away and start a new life. His new friends are alcoholics, homeless, old, and the establishment doesn’t like him.
Andrew Kelchek became a born again Christian in prison and now has the chance to serve his Lord instead of serving himself. At his every step he is hindered and suspect. If there is one thing he learned in prison it is the power of perseverance.
The town of Hood, South Dakota, is a small, uptight town that lacks a heart for the least, the lost and the lonely. Andy’s heart is big enough for all and he wants to help. He has a few empathic episodes, and then he raises the dead. Bodies start to show up and the Sheriff thinks he’s involved. Yet God is faithful and Andy lives a victorious life and makes an impact on the people’s lives he touches.