Speaker: 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
Women's retreats, conferences, workshops, and banquets; Pastors' wives' events; and worship services.
I'm called to share my fascination for Scripture and create an infectious desire for God through His Word.
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.
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.
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.
Experienced (26+ events)
Available upon request.
- Love Amid the Ashes (Revell)
- Love's Sacred Song (Revell)
- Love in a Broken Vessel (Revell)
- In the Shadow of Jezebel (Revell)
- The Pharoah's Daughter
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.
Silent God, Holy God, Only God - (Treasures of the Nile Series - The Pharaoh's Daughter and Miriam) - Do you feel left out of the loop when others say they've heard God speak? Do you sometimes wonder at the methods God uses or His decisions in general? The story of Moses spans the life of the only man Yahweh ever called, friend. Follow Moses through the bulrushes, into Pharaoh's palace, into Midian, and back to Egypt as God reveals His new name - Yahweh. Watch and listen, as did the children of Israel, while the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob reveals Himself in magnificent new ways.
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.
Becoming Part of the Story - (The Pharaoh's Daughter) God's Word is one beautiful, cohesive love story written and guarded through the ages to reveal His passionate pursuit of relationship. Take a deeper look at the characters in a Bible story. Know their fears, their joys, their culture, their history. Realize how very real they are, flesh and bone, breath and blood. As we explore the was God loves and pursues the characters in my book, I believe you'll realize our God loves and pursues YOU in many of the same ways. see Scripture come alive before your eyes, and live the Word!
Listening in the Wilderness - (Love in a Broken Vessel) Have you suffered in frustrated silence through dry devotionals, meaningless Bible study, or tormented life decisions? Ever wished God used a megaphone to shout His direction, His will, His answers to your prayer? Take a closer look at the multitude of ways El Shaddai speaks to His people, and learn to listen in your personal wilderness.
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)
Biblical Research - Strengthening Story and Spirit (Writers' Workshop) In this writers' workshop, we'll discuss finding reliable resources, building fact and fiction around biblical Truth, and guarding the inner life of the biblical novelist. Bring your questions, and make this a valuable session for YOU!
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.
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