Carole Lewis ~ National Director ~ First Place 4 Health

"Maria came to one of our First Place 4 Health Wellness Weeks as part of our staff for the week. She led Body & Soul exercise classes each day and all of our participants fell in love with her. When she spoke to the entire group and shared her story with us, we were blown away by her transparency and her natural speaking ability. I recommend her highly as a hands-on communicator who will leave your group inspired and motivated to change."

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Sherry Wolff Moxley ~ Mountain Rest Baptist Church ~ Mountain Rest, SC

"Maria led our Women’s Retreat last spring and did a phenomenal job of weaving her unique, powerful testimony into our theme. She formed an immediate genuine connection with our ladies of all ages and kept them riveted in their seats throughout the sessions of our weekend. Because of her love for physical fitness, she even threw in a fitness activity that got our blood flowing! We left refreshed and renewed, and we drew closer as a group and to the Lord because of her dynamic leadership. Maria speaks with knowledge and humor, is very real to her audiences and exemplifies her love for the Lord through her well-chosen, heartfelt words. Her fresh preparation and approach, along with her beauty that shines from inside and out for Christ as she presents, will delight any audience she is asked to speak to!"

Ruth McWhite ~ Women's Ministries Director ~ North Greenville University

"Maria is a GREAT communicator with an amazing story that reaches the heart of women. I had the privilege of hearing her speak to a group of ladies whose ages ranged from 18-81. We were all captivated by her story of a Savior who walked with her down a path of difficulty and sorrow; however, His Love and guidance were so evident that our hearts were filled with joy and praise over the wonder of His watchcare. I would recommend her as a speaker for any occasion to encourage and build up the body of Christ."

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Ann Fleshman ~ Women's Ministry Coordinator ~ Spring Valley Baptist Church

"In my 50 years of being a Christian, I’ve heard many powerful testimonies, but the impact of Maria’s testimony on my life is without parallel. Her incredible life story and her testimony to the power of prayer drastically invigorated my prayer life. She motivated me to always pray with alert expectancy for what God was going to do in my life. When Maria talks about God it’s as if He is there in the flesh. "

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Laura Hardy, ~ Weekly Bible Study Participant

"Upon first hearing Maria share her story of God’s faithfulness in the midst of tragedy, I was amazed by her trust in Him, her joy in Him and her love for Him. After being led by Maria in a Bible study over the last year, I have found that those characteristics that so amazed me did not stop when the hard times ended, but rather the trust, joy and love have multiplied and touch everyone she comes in contact with. She is an anointed speaker and teacher, but her most beautiful gift is her willingness to share her heart."

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