Pastor Frankie Carroll
Laura’s life is a wonderful testimony of God’s love. She has a unique blend of being able to be serious one moment bringing you to tears, and the next filling your heart with laughter and inspiration. God has gifted her to be able to show the love of Christ in so many different and effective ways.
Beverly LaHote Schwind, Author
“I loved her presentation.” “She made me laugh and cry,” were some of the comments when Laura West was our speaker for several events. Laura has a special way of presenting serious situations with the gift of humor. Her witty words and stories entertain and speak to the heart. She is a gifted speaker who we have had several times in our area. Laura is a comedian, mother and an extraordinary Christian Woman. I highly recommend her.
Julie Sanders, Women’s Ministry Director
Laura partnered with us in our Women’s Ministry holiday event, “A Brighter Christmas.” As a featured guest speaker, I appreciated how easy and reliable she was to work with. It’s not often that a speaker bridges the gap to inspire all generations from teens to senior adults, touching those just discovering Jesus to those seasoned in their faith, but Laura did just that. Her humor softened hearts and prepared the way for the sharing of her family’s profound story and for the challenging of each listener. Our hearts were full with the good medicine of laughter and the truth of God’s great love for each of us.
Maleka’s ministry of music added to the treasure they shared with us and put our holiday season into perspective. Every soul looked forward in a fresh way to seeing Jesus face to face! Many families on the adoption or foster care journey were encouraged as Laura’s story helped to renew their calling. There’s no doubt that Christmas will be brighter in and around each woman who was there, because of the blessing of Laura West.
I am writing this letter on behalf of the United Methodist Women of Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN. We have been fortunate enough to hear the witness of Laura West at two of our meetings. Our groups were so blessed by Laura’s wonderful, God-given spirit and would recommend you consider including her in your upcoming events. You will not be disappointed.