"Wilna is a woman of God who has a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. Wilna has a teaching gift from God and a life story of deliverance, transformation and victory through Him. I have come to know Wilna over the last several years and had the privilege of being her pastor. She has a calling and passion to help people encounter salvation and discover their identity in Jesus Christ. Through the When Gay Comes Home Seminar, Wilna speaks on this topic from her own life's experiences and I highly recommend her as a speaker or teacher at your next event."
- Pastor Perry Hubick, Life Outreach Church
"I highly recommend Wilna to speak to your church service, youth group, family seminars, women's retreats, counseling service events or any number of opportunities to share, teach and inspire. I've witnessed her incredible growth as a speaker and teacher of God's word since 2007. She speaks with great conviction, love and authority as I've known her as a team leader, friend and now a recommended speaker with our organization."
- Jodi Kozan, Founder & President, Women's Journey of Faith
"Wilna has completed the training course School of Women in Ministrywhich equips women to serve with excellence. While taking the course, I was honored to be able to get to know her and her story of overcoming the gay lifestyle. She has a passion to help those caught in this bondage and also for instructing the church how to reach out to these for whom Christ died. She does this with great attention to biblical truth. I can highly recommend Wilna as a woman of excellence, with a passion to serve others with excellence."
- Linda Ozirney, Director of BGCC Women's Ministries, Dean, School of Women in Ministry
"Wilna has been a friend of mine for several years and I have watched as God has developed her gift of teaching. If you want an open, honest, bible based presentation on the issue of homosexuality, invite Wilna to speak at your event. You will not be disappointed! Her victorious life is an example of the transformational power of Jesus Christ as she abides in Him daily."
- Maureen Brown, Life Coach, Restoring Balance
"When Gay Comes Home is the best presentation I have attended to date on the topic of gay sexual identity and the Christian faith. Wilna van Beek brings the perspective of one who has not only walked the gay lifestyle but who has also responded to the call of Christ on her life. Her insights are both biblical and practical. I recommend this event for anyone struggling both to understand the nature of sexual identity issues and to form a biblical response to family and friends who live the gay lifestyle."
- Rev. Boyd Hopkins B.A., M.Div., Founder of Spoken Word Ministries Association, Mission City, BC, Canada
"Your presentation was hands down the best I have ever attended on the topic. I was trained in a denomination whose approach was to polarize the "anti-gay" movement as hate-filled and the "pro-gay" movement as loving. In doing so they took the approach that to legitimize the homosexual lifestyle was the only way to love people struggling with gay desires. In your seminar I heard something different. I heard a balanced biblical approach that both takes the destructiveness of sin seriously as well as taking God's desire to love and his power to redeem seriously. I would love to recommend your seminar to anyone who would be willing to listen and to help in any way I can."
"I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your message on April 2nd. What a journey you have been on. God has used you in such mighty way, and I was so inspired by how you have let him change you in a way that is so much greater than I could have ever understood before. I have heard lots of testimonies of drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. that have been dramatically transformed by Jesus but I have never heard a testimony like yours. Thank you for being bold and courageous in your testimony and for speaking the truth."
"Yes, I was at Winning Women last week and I have been thinking about you a lot this past week. Wilna, you have a powerful testimony and I think God has gifted you to do this ministry. You are a gifted speaker; your thoughtful, introspective approach is easy to follow, showing the truths you have learned. You present them in a non-confrontational way, asking all to consider the way that we see homosexuals. You are a godly woman; I will be praying for you as you venture in this ministry.
Your sister in Christ,"
"This is a topic that the church needs to talk about. It has helped to open my mind and heart to love. Very well done, thank you!"