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Nancy B. Gibbs

Author, Women's Events Speaker

A church sponsored women's event is the perfect opportunity for ladies of all ages to grow closer to Jesus and to each other. Both large and small churches benefit when their ladies gather together, decorate tables, share a meal (or refreshments), and receive an inspirational message. This is also a great time to share the gospel with those family members, friends and neighbors who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

During my previous events many ladies have been saved, while others have rededicated their lives to Jesus. They cry and laugh as I speak. Many relax for an afternoon or even for an entire weekend. Most wives and mothers today work hard and find attending a conference or a women's retreat offers them a sense of rejuvenation. I have witnessed changed lives and have oftentimes seen ladies place their burdens on the altar following my talks. It isn't about how many people attend an event. If only one life is changed as a result of the gathering, it's worth it all!

Presenting an event is not as difficult as it might seem. It takes some time and effort, but simply speaking... it is a heartwarming experience for first time hostesses as well as for those who help her. And those who are already experienced hostesses find great joy in watching the ladies in their church receive abundant joy as a result of their efforts.

I have spoken at more than 200 ladies events over the past 17 years. I have written over 100 programs. I will also write programs to fit any theme requested. I love speaking about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I love sharing the gospel with others. I have personally led numerous people to Jesus at my speaking events and my passion has become leading people to Jesus one person at a time.

I am an author, columnist, and freelance writer. I have nine published books. I have written for numerous publishers such as Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul, On Mission, Mature Living and Woman's World. I write for devotional guide and Sunday school papers, as well. For the past 7 years I have presented a devotion on WSST-TV two mornings a week. It is my desire that those who watch Wisdom From the Word will be drawn closer to Jesus as a result.

I have helped women's ministry leaders build and grow a women's ministry program. My audiences run anywhere from 20 to 1000+ ladies. I accept the designated amount of money in your budget or a love offering for my services. 

If you are planning an event or considering an event, please give me a call. I would love to talk to you about how I can help. Thank you.


One of the Greatest Events of my Life.

This sweet 92 year old lady walked from her home to the church where we held a church service and then conducted an eyeglass clinic. She told me (through an interpreter, of course) that she wanted to see what Americans looked like. She also told me that she's going to be waiting for me to come back next year and that she's going to have her bags packed and will come back to America with me. I would not be at all surprised if she's not there next year just as she promised.

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in my love.  John 15:10

God promises are as sure as they were thousands of years ago. When we take the time to allow Him to show us the direction in which He wants us to travel, we may think we are going to help someone else, but the truth is, we are the ones blessed. Jesus loves every single one of us. He loves those in Romania and those in the United States and every other spot on this earth. Will you always be obedient to Him?

I delight to do Your will, O my God and Your love is within my heart.

Psalm 40:8

A Message from a Missionary to Romania

By Nancy B. Gibbs

For years, I felt God’s call to go on a foreign mission trip. I am convinced that God had begun preparing me for this trip years earlier. And in His great timing the day finally came to board a giant plane and take off to a place that was totally and completely different than anything I had ever witnessed before. It was an incredible experience and one that I will never forget.

I’ve had people to inquire as to what was my favorite part of the trip. I’ve had others to ask about the most moving experience I witnessed. Then there have been others to simply say “tell me about your trip.”

It’s hard to answer any of the questions in just a few words. And once I get started sharing I become a rambling machine. The entire trip was awesome. Somehow, while being on this trip I felt the power of God in a way like I have never felt before. There was never a time that I thought He had moved away from me. He was as close as a whisper, yet He also seemed as strong as a mighty and powerful wind.

At the beginning of the trip, I placed my life in God’s hands. I realized that I had no control over anything once I stepped on the bus and headed to Atlanta to catch a plane to Charlotte, North Carolina, then to Germany, and then to our final destination, Romania. I commented several times to those around me how one of the greatest lessons I had already learned is that I had to submit my wants, my desires and control completely over to God.

I have to admit leaving my family behind was the most difficult of all the tasks associated with this trip. Roy and I had never been that far apart, nor had we ever been away from each other for that length of time. But when God calls us to do something we are required to obey Him and follow His lead.

My family for that week was our mission team – Gary Leutzinger, Pat Story and Bruce Howland. We shared many exciting moments together. We laughed and rejoiced in the fact that God had called us to such an important task together. I am convinced that God put our team together even before we boarded the planes.  

God promised me in His Word that He would never leave me alone. He was just as real on the six airplanes on which we flew as He is sitting on the second pew at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Sunday mornings. I was thankful many times, when situations were just a little different, that I could call on Him. He was my great companion. So I suppose I have to say feeling the closeness to my Lord and Savior was the greatest part of the trip.

Then there were the people. The words I use to describe them are adorable, precious, and great in God’s sight. They don’t have the resources that we have here in the great USA. They had enough to get by; yet not much more. They had the love of Jesus in their hearts however. They were kind, generous and loving. I saw more smiles there in Romania than here in our country.

Sharing my testimony over and over again was exciting. Fitting the people with eyeglasses was an incredible opportunity, but when I saw prayers being lifted up and people accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior that was the best part of the worship services.

My body is still a little confused about what time it is. I had no idea how long it would take to get back accustomed to our time zone. When I lay down to sleep and can’t, I remember the smiles I saw. I remember the joy on the faces of those who could see to read after not have sight for many years. I was one of the lucky ones who placed glasses on their eyes for the first time and saw the expressions when they could read the tract that I held in front of their faces.

I am happy to be home, but I am also thrilled that I experienced a trip that I will never forget. For years, I’ve been called a pastor’s wife, a writer, a speaker and an evangelist. But now I can be called a missionary. A missionary is simply someone who takes the good news to other places and to people who may otherwise never hear the gospel message.

What is another special part of my trip? It has to be in the knowing that God trusted me enough to go to the other side of the world to talk about Him. How special is that?

I am now a missionary and I carried his message to many wonderful people in Romania. I feel honored, blessed and loved by God. And my life will never be the same again. Thank you for all you did to make this trip possible and thank you for your prayers.    


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    If you want to compare yourself to someone else, make it Jesus.

    Nancy Gibbs

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    Byron, GA  31008

    (229) 938-1760
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