Speaker: Mesu Andrews

Mesu Andrews

“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zeph 3:17


Family:
Married, Mother of 2, Grandmother of 4
Hobbies: Mesu loves movies, waterfalls, and traveling to see her kids & grandkids.
Believer Since: 1984
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Phone: 360.314.4493
Website:www.mesuandrews.com

Ministry Specialties

Women's retreats, conferences, workshops, and banquets; Pastors' wives' events; and worship services.

Mission Statement

I'm called to share my fascination for Scripture and create an infectious desire for God through His Word.

Ministry Background

As a pastor's wife for fourteen years, I experienced both ups and downs and use those memories to minister to women in all stages of life. My love of teaching God's Word took me beyond our own church walls in 1996, and though most of my audiences are believers, I include a simple, subtle, yet clear description of the Gospel in each presentation. Using humor, personal stories and intriguing demonstrations, I hope to imprint God's Word on every heart.

Professional Background

While my kids were growing up, I worked part-time in banking and optometry. I've been a student's wife, coach's wife, factory worker's wife and pastor's wife - all while married to the same man. I'm now a full-time writer, learning to be a long-distance mom and grandma, loving the same man I've known since third grade.

Educational Background

Associates Degree in Business at Indiana University,  5 years of Bible Study Fellowship, many years in the School of Hard Knocks.

Professional / Ministry Associations

Member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW). Also a member of SpeakUp Speaker Services.

Speaking Level

Experienced (26+ events)

Speaking Experience

10+ years

References

Available upon request.

Publications

  • Love Amid the Ashes (Revell)
  • Love's Sacred Song (Revell)
  • Love in a Broken Vessel (Revell)
  • In the Shadow of Jezebel (Revell)

Current Presentations/Tapes/Videos

For Retreats/Conferences (multi-talk events)

Sacred Love, Sacred Dance – (Love's Sacred Song) Scripture says we are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds and souls, but how do we love and invisible God? Mesu shares from the Song of Solomon a shortened version of her novel, Love in a Sacred Song. The sacred love of Solomon and a lovely shepherdess provide heart-rending life applications that can change our knowledge of God to love for God—loving Him with all our hearts, minds and souls.

Finding God in the Why – (Love Amid the Ashes) Most people ask God “Why” at some point in their lives. Why is God Picking on Me? Why is He Punishing Me? Why is He Pulling Away? We’ll examine some of those deeper questions about suffering posed in Mesu’s novel, Love Amid the Ashes. Then, we’ll discuss how to ask good questions and hear God’s answer.

Guarding the Truth in Biblical Fiction - (Writers' Workshop) Isn't "biblical fiction" an oxymoron? How can an author write fiction about God's Truth? In this writers' workshop, we'll answer practical questions on drawing the line between biblical truth and storytelling, using sound research principles, and staying true to ancient cultures. Bring your questions, and make this a valuable session for YOU!

Extreme Makeover – What Is God Doing In You? – A practical working weekend in which we have three goals: 1) we build our personal testimonies in order to 2) learn to boldly share the Gospel, and then 3) clearly discern God’s work in our lives. Bring your spiritual toolbelt, and be prepared to get real with the Master Builder.

Our Infinite-Intimate God – How can a deeper understanding of God build your faith? And vice-versa—how does a superficial knowledge of the Creator weaken our ability to trust Him during those crucial life moments? Bring a snorkel and flippers as we skim the surface of God’s deep mysteries. We’ll talk toenails and brownies while learning immanence and transcendence.

Single talks

Where Is God Amid the Ashes?  - Many folks are familiar with Job's suffering, but how many remember God's answer to Job's question, "WHY?" Where is God when our world seems like a pile of ashes?  Take a sweeping glance at the story of Job's testing and God's Self-revelation. You'll never view suffering...or God...the same again.

Sacred Love Song - Do you long for intimacy with God? Journey with me into the heart of the Creator of love, passion, and emotion. Solomon's Song of Songs is the most enticing love poem ever penned...and it was written with you in mind. A love-letter from your Beloved. Break the seal, read the words, and open your heart to the Lover of our soul. (Requires two one-hour sessions)

Guarding the Truth in Biblical Fiction - (Writers' Workshop) Isn't "biblical fiction" an oxymoron? How can an author write fiction about God's Truth? In this writers' workshop, we'll answer practical questions on drawing the line between biblical truth and storytelling, using sound research principles, and staying true to ancient cultures. Bring your questions, and make this a valuable session for YOU!

Turning Stressed Around – It’s Just Desserts (Spelled Backwards) - How many big breaths does it take before a balloon pops? The real question is - how many soccer games, piano lessons and late husbands does it take before mommy's head pops off? We'll take a practical look at how a believer can deal with stress and give hands-on stressin' lessons to recapture the joy of a peaceful heart.

Bible Basics 101 - Ever been baffled by the Beatitudes, perplexed by the Prophets or unregulated by the Revelation? The Bible can be a confusing book until you realize it's a single story. That's right - just one story - God's relentless pursuit of His beloved - you. Cover to cover. Genesis to Revelation. God simply wants you. Let me show you how it fits together.

Preferences and Constraints


Speaking Types

  • Conferences
  • Women's Groups
  • Workshops
  • Retreats
  • Keynote

Speaking Availability

  • Days
  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Local
  • Regional
  • National
  • International

Fee Requirements

  • Love Offering
  • Usually under $500
  • Usually over $500
  • Accepts your usual fee
  • Let's talk about it

Special Needs

  • Lodging (Single Occupancy)
  • Travel
  • Dietary

Audience

  • Women
  • Mixed
  • Male
  • College
  • Career
  • Youth

Audience Size

  • Small groups (less than 50)
  • Medium (50-100)
  • Large (100-150)
  • Very Large (over 500)

For Retreats/Conferences (multi-talk events)

§  Sacred Love, Sacred Dance  – (Love's Sacred Song) Scripture says we are to love  the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds and souls, but how do we love and invisible God? Mesu shares from the Song of Solomon a shortened version of her novel, Love in a Sacred Song. The sacred love of Solomon and a lovely shepherdess provide heart-rending life applications that can change our knowledge of God to love for God—loving Him with all our hearts, minds and souls.

 

§  Finding God in the Why   (Love Amid the Ashes) Most people ask God “Why” at some point in their lives. Why is God Picking on Me? Why is He Punishing Me? Why is He Pulling Away? We’ll examine some of those deeper questions about suffering posed in Mesu’s novel, Love Amid the Ashes.  Then, we’ll discuss how to ask good questions and hear God’s answer.

 

§  Guarding the Truth in Biblical Fiction - (Writers' Workshop) Isn't "biblical fiction" an oxymoron? How can an author write fiction  about God's Truth? In this writers' workshop, we'll answer practical questions on drawing the line between biblical truth and storytelling, using sound research principles, and staying true to ancient cultures. Bring your questions, and make this a valuable session for YOU!

 

§  Extreme Makeover – What Is God Doing In You?  – A practical working weekend in which we have three goals: 1) we build our personal testimonies in order to 2) learn to boldly share the Gospel, and then 3) clearly discern God’s work in our lives. Bring your spiritual toolbelt, and be prepared to get real with the Master Builder.

 

§  Our Infinite-Intimate God  – How can a deeper understanding of God build your faith? And vice-versa—how does a superficial knowledge of the Creator weaken our ability to trust Him during those crucial life moments? Bring a snorkel and flippers as we skim the surface of God’s deep mysteries. We’ll talk toenails and brownies while learning immanence and transcendence.

Single talks

§  Where Is God Amid the Ashes?  - Many folks are familiar with Job's suffering, but how many remember God's answer to Job's question, "WHY?" Where is God when our world seems like a pile of ashes?  Take a sweeping glance at the story of Job's testing and God's Self-revelation. You'll never view suffering...or God...the same again.

§  Sacred Love Song - Do you long for intimacy with God? Journey with me into the heart of the Creator of love, passion, and emotion. Solomon's Song of Songs is the most enticing love poem ever penned...and it was written with you in mind. A love-letter from your Beloved. Break the seal, read the words, and open your heart to the Lover of our soul. (Requires two one-hour sessions)

§  Guarding the Truth in Biblical Fiction - (Writers' Workshop) Isn't "biblical fiction" an oxymoron? How can an author write fiction  about God's Truth? In this writers' workshop, we'll answer practical questions on drawing the line between biblical truth and storytelling, using sound research principles, and staying true to ancient cultures. Bring your questions, and make this a valuable session for YOU!

§  Turning Stressed Around – It’s Just Desserts (Spelled Backwards)  How many big breaths does it take before a balloon pops? The real question is - how many soccer games, piano lessons and late husbands does it take before mommy's head pops off? We'll take a practical look at how a believer can deal with stress and give hands-on stressin' lessons to recapture the joy of a peaceful heart.

§  Bible Basics 101  Ever been baffled by the Beatitudes, perplexed by the Prophets or unregulated by the Revelation? The Bible can be a confusing book until you realize it's a single story. That's right - just one story - God's relentless pursuit of His beloved - you. Cover to cover. Genesis to Revelation. God simply wants you. Let me show you how it fits together.