What People Are Saying
We were challenged by our new Pastor to have two evangelistic events a year - including one for our Spring Luncheon and Tea entitled “Love Is Brewing!”. I couldn’t think of anyone better to share God’s message of love and hope than Sara Beekman. With her humor and sometimes sweet tears, her tender love story of her late husband Gene, captivated our ladies. Our young adult women especially loved her because she was real and authentic. Sara gave a very clear gospel presentation and 30 women made decisions to accept Christ as their Savior that day! We have never had that kind of response! How precious it is to serve together to proclaim the great commission in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Thank you Sara for your testimony of a changed life and your faithfulness to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
I was not familiar with Sara before I called her to see if she would speak at our Women’s Kickoff Luncheon. But from that moment on, I knew she would touch the lives of our women as she was touching mine. I could tell over the phone that she walked closely with God and it made me crave more in my own life. As she began with witty stories, everyone laughed. Then we shared tears as she spoke of her late husband. Finally, we listened carefully as she talked Biblically on our key verse and theme and tied everything together. From the young women that attended to the men running sound, I have heard nothing but positive feedback about Sara. She is definitely someone we will be inviting back.
Thank you for your inspirational speech today, you are an amazing woman; Thank you so much for sharing your heart, you are a true blessing!; Speaker was so outstanding and inspirational!; The speaker was among the best I’ve heard in 19 years attending, you brought up so many good reminders, thank you; Sara, your clear message will be used by God in mighty ways, powerful!
You blessed our socks off and spurred me on to a greater faith that I want to share with others.
Sara, you have to know you were an amazing blessing to Genesis this weekend. Thank you for sharing your story and your grief and for inspiring us in the hope of the Lord.
You are constantly giving Him the glory because you have eyes to see Him at work and a mind that is conformed to His thoughts and ways. You are in sync with the Savior, my dear friend. You need to give some of us dance lessons! I know He is the lifter of your head and the one that lifts you up on his big, strong wings. You reflect His glory in so many ways that so naturally flow from the heart He has given you.
One would think, after 16 years of friendship, I would get tired of hearing Sara’s testimony. However, this is not the case. Every time I am drawn in anew and I am moved to tears. Sara, the way you engage an audience, share your heart, and your love for the Lord; all of these things are so very special. On Saturday when you shared at the women’s luncheon, the Lord was moving mightily. Many women were openly crying as you shared. My friend if I may encourage you, keep writing, keep speaking and sharing your heart . . . because we all benefit.