YadaFactor coaches are volunteers who make this ministry possible! This month we are spotlighting Beverly. Fun fact about Beverly…she became our very first coach when we implemented the online course in 2018. We are excited to share more about her!
What drew you to YadaFactor?
Years ago God had prepared me and given me a desire to work in a discipleship counseling ministry with women who were struggling with life issues. Years later a move to Florida made it impractical to continue ministering to these women so I began petitioning the Lord to direct and show me how I could continue to serve women in some capacity. I became acquainted with Yada during that time of seeking the Lord’s will through a “Taste of Yada” workshop and it was then that I heard and felt God’s call to become a part of this ministry. The thought of teaching women to hear the voice of God was so exciting to me that I never hesitated and immediately responded to God’s call that very night.
What do you like about coaching?
My heart’s desire has always been to serve the Lord by ministering to women and encouraging them to grow in their faith walk with the Lord. Coaching Yada has availed me of that opportunity while being personally gratifying as I get to hear and experience what God is doing in the lives of the women I coach. Sometimes I get to share the gospel with an unbeliever which brings incredible joy as another person becomes a part of the Kingdom of God.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read non fiction books in my spare time and have fun with my 10 grandchildren. Summers are a special time when the grandchildren all attend “Nanny Summer Camp” with the older ones becoming CITs, Counselors In Training.
What one word would you use to describe Yada?
Is there something special you’d like to share with other coaches in the YF community or those considering becoming a coach?
As a Yada coach, I believe we not only have the privilege of teaching women to hear the voice of God but that we also have the joyful responsibility of intentionally teaching them to hear God’s voice and to grow in an intimate dynamic relationship with their Creator. No one can touch God and not be changed and as coaches we are often blessed by seeing lives of women transformed.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Yes, next to spending time with God and serving Him, I’m joyfully committed to engaging our grandchildren and impacting their lives by imparting a Christian world view and cultivating a heart of gratitude so they will be prepared to navigate the waters of our culture that are ubiquitously filled with unbiblical ideas. This summer I was so delighted to celebrate the baptism through immersion of five of our grandchildren. My soul rejoiced and I praised God for their witness and commitment to follow Jesus.