I have heard Laura speak several times now. Her sense of humor enabled me to relate to her right from the beginning, but her willingness to be transparent on tough topics really helped me grow in my understanding of myself and The Lord.
We were immensely blessed by having Laura as our annual fall women's conference speaker this year. Her honest and humorous speaking style and her sincere love for the Lord and His people opened our hearts to her message and motivated us to Be Brave. In addition to her presentations, the activity she led us in at the end of two presentations were extremely meaningful. Everyone left with some tangible reminders of God's loving touch on their individual lives that very day. Our team enjoyed working with her in the months leading up to our conference as she provided many helpful tools for our day. We appreciated her emphasis on the importance of God's Word, prayer, and the Body of Christ. It was definitely one of the best women's conferences we have ever held.
DuAnne Thrush, Women's Ministry Team, Crossroads Church (Brethren in Christ), Hagerstown, MD/State Line, PA
Laura lovingly connects with her audience, as she weaves biblical applications through her life story. Thank you, Laura, for your transparency on hard issues that offer permission for those who need enhanced growth opportunities from the Word!
Andrea M. Hampton, Director, Women’s Ministry Programs, Sandy Cove Ministries, North East, Maryland
The first time I heard Laura communicate, my exact response was 'Wow'! Laura's teaching style is passionate, relatable, and hope-filled. She radiates warmth, kindness and a genuine interest in those around her -- on and off the platform. Her amazing story of transformation, coupled with her solid biblical teaching, will leave you also saying "wow!" If you're looking for a dynamic communicator, Laura has my highest recommendation!
Cindy Bultema: International Speaker and author of Red Hot Faith: Lessons from a Lukewarm Church and Live Full, Walk Free: Set Apart in a Sin-Soaked World
Laura is a truly gifted and passionate speaker. She skillfully engages her listeners through heart-felt humor and real-world life applications. Laura’s love for Christ and passion for His unchanging truth is evident in her lifelong dedication to loving and serving women. This passion shines through when she speaks. All who have the privilege of hearing Laura speak will undoubtedly leave feeling richly blessed and rejuvenated in their personal walk with Jesus.
Paulette Stamper: Ignite Women, Bible Teacher, Author, Speaker, Indianapolis, IN
Our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group was privileged to have Laura speak to us. As a mom herself she spoke to our hearts about, not only trials we may be facing now, but trials we may face in our future mom-hood of tweens, teens and beyond. Laura speaks with authenticity, heart and transparency. It is easy to see her love for her family and the love of Jesus Christ that shines through her wisdom and even her heartfelt literal and verbal hugs. Many of the moms were excited to connect with her even after the meeting was over. We hope to have her back again (soon)!
Alethia Thayer, Frederick Church of the Brethren, MOPS, Frederick, MD
Laura was the main speaker at our Fall Retreat and all I can say is what a treat. Laura's way of communicating combines both humor and seriousness at just the right moments. Her 'story' is relatable to all whether you grew up in a difficult environment or experienced life without these stresses.
Laura is a dream to work with and her message is gentle in delivery but powerful in content. We continue to hear positive feedback and lives changed as a result of her testimony. You won't be disappointed inviting her to be your speaker.
Suellen Velthuis, Co-leader of Sister2Sister, Damascus Road Community Church, Mt. Airy, MD
We had the opportunity to spend the weekend with Laura Acuña at our Women’s Retreat. Laura’s message was powerful and informative. Her ability to relate scripture with “Life” events is inspiring. Laura’s love for Christ was evident not only in her teaching but in her interaction with each lady that attended the retreat. Her approach is warm and kind and her ability to relate to others was evident as she shared her own life struggles. Laura has a gift for showing women how to turn their past into a “clean slate” with Christ; and to walk in the knowledge that God is always with us. We will always value the time we had with her and feel that we can call her our friend.
Tammy Williford & Mandy Hood, Ministry Leaders for The Connection, Waynesboro, PA
Planning a women’s retreat with Laura Acuña is a blessing that will stay with me for years to come. Aside from her topic that was perfect for our group and her generosity in planning our retreat, it was the fellowship that we shared that made the greatest impact. Laura’s love for the Lord is evident in all that she says and does. Her knowledge of scripture showed me how passionate she is about her calling and her warm, loving personality made me want to be her friend. Her story is one that every woman can relate to. All of Laura’s qualities translated into an extraordinary event that made every woman feel loved.
Michele Rennolds, Women's Retreat Steering Team, Calvary United Methodist Church, Mt. Airy, MD
From the first time I heard Laura speak at our church's women's retreat, I was drawn in by her vulnerability and her passion for sharing God's truth. She is authentic and her story is relevant and relatable. Laura went above and beyond to connect with her audience, even sacrificing her breaks between sessions to patiently listen as other women poured out their hearts and shared their own stories. Since then, I have had the privilege of participating in many of Laura's women's ministry events (e.g. Sisters in Faith) and every time I leave feeling encouraged to make positive changes and move into a closer relationship with Jesus. I highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for an impactful, inspiring message deeply rooted in God's Word.
Jen Roland, Christian writer, speaker, and health coach
It was such a delight to have Laura as the speaker for our women’s retreat. She reached the hearts of so many women by her authentic and genuine message. Her love for the Lord shines through her and encompasses everyone she meets. So many relationships were built that weekend that are still growing strong to this day. Laura's "Be Brave" message met each woman exactly where they were and they still speak of how her message is forever engraved on their hearts. Laura is such a blessing to the women of our church and we are beyond grateful that the Lord brought her to us.
Brooke Thompson, Director of Arise Women’s Ministries, Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Ellicott City, MD
We laughed, we cried, and most importantly, we were changed! Our women's ministry was so blessed to have Laura present "A Clean Slate" at our recent breakfast. In this presentation, Laura shared her personal story from a place of transparency and vulnerability. Her courage to "go first" drew other women to share openly with her and with each other about their own struggles. Laura's love for God and women is obvious. She is a gifted speaker and we look forward to having her bring us God's word again soon!
Cyndi Word, Coordinator of Tres Feast, Redland Baptist Church, Derwood, MD
Laura Acuña has an amazing ability to immediately connect with her audience. She shares about her personal experiences and all the lessons God has taught her along the way. She will have you laughing one minute and wiping your eyes the next. Laura is relatable and transparent, and so much of what she says hits home in some way with her audience. She encourages them to do the work required to move forward with what God has planned, and she gives Scripture to back up what she says. I especially love her Clean Slate retreat. You will leave knowing God is never done with you! What a wonderful messenger of God!
Donna Bowles, Co-Founder, Sisters in Faith Ministries, Mt. Airy, MD