WE LOVED LAURA WEST! Encourage Me Ministries holds an annual Ladies Get-Away Weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year, as our special guest speaker, we invited LAURA WEST of LOL Ministries.
Our ladies LOVED LAURA WEST! First of all you are crying from laughing so hard, and then you are crying from being so touched with her incredible testimony. Laura’s adopted daughter Maleka, “Blind, Burned and Living Against all Odds,” sang for us. A blessing beyond description.
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.
“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.
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.