In these hour-long presentations, Donna encourages people to remember, remember, remember God’s faithfulness. Our stories help us perceive ways God has been part of our personal history. This workshop/retreat helps people see God’s fingerprints on their lives, remember incredible answers to prayer, and grace moments when God has helped them through a time of crisis. Interactive and motivational, this program is a wonderful way for women to bridge generations and build and strengthen relationships with one another and experience the wondrous weaver of the tapestry of their lives in an exciting new way. Storytelling is a wonderful way to share your faith journey. “You may be the only Bible some people ever read.”
Choose Joy!! (3-4 sessions, 1 hour each)
These presentations encourage women to focus on how God has and is working in our lives. What saps our joy? How do we find joy in the middle of a storm? What is your definition of joy? Joy = Provocative Evangelism.
The Power of Storytelling (3-4 sessions, 1 hour each)
Remembering our stories helps us perceive ways God has been part of our personal history. Remember incredible answers to prayers and grace moments when God helped us through a time of crisis. Storytelling is a wonderful way to bridge generations, building relationships and get to know people. (1John 1:1-3.) My passion is to encourage people to tell their stories of how God is working in their lives, miracles, answers to prayers.
Let Your Light Shine (3-4 sessions)
These single topics can be combined for retreats.
The 11th Commandment: Fret Not Is worry sapping your joy?
Moments That Take Your Breath Away
Impossible, Difficult, Done!! Every miracle starts with an impossibility
Where is God When It Hurts? God always seems bigger to those who need Him most and suffering helps us need Him more.
Spiritual Corneal Transplants: Seeing life in a new way
God is Always Up to Something and You Are Part of It! God is constantly at work around us and often uses us in spite of ourselves
But God…A look at how God works contrary to our plans or how we think things should go.
Refiner’s Fire Does your light shine brighter after walking through the fire?
Stones of Remembrance Raise Your Ebenezer
Blessings in Brokenness How God uses shattered dreams for His glory
If Worry Were an Olympic Sport Would You be a Medalist? Worriers will be encouraged with the victories that God has given Donna!
Journey of Grief – Choosing Joy! Facing tragedy with the power of JOY!
Walking Barefoot! You are Standing on Holy Ground
A Heart of Contentment: Hurry, Worry and More
Joy = Provocative Evangelism: Make them wonder what you’ve got
Practicing Generosity:Hospitality is more than a tuna casserole
A Contented Heart
I Love to Tell the Story! You May be the Only Bible Some People are Ever Going to Read
In His Time: God’s Timing is Perfect
The Gift of Singleness
Journey of Grief
Blessings in Brokenness
Thirsting for Significance
The Power of Storytelling
There is Gold in Your Memories
Swimming in the Streams in the Desert
Prayer is a Conversation: Are you listening or just presenting a shopping list?
The Best Christmas Ever! He’s Here, He’s Here
A light-hearted look at Christmas memories and reminder of our reason for rejoicing.
Comments about Donna’s
"Donna's sense of humor is remarkable as is her resilience, her stamina, her ability to reach out to others.... and over all of these her faith in God."
"Donna is an endearing person, always making you feel like a worthwhile person."
"When she communicates, you are drawn in to hear all she has to say."
"Donna's humor and enthusiasm add a sparkle to her topic, which already shines as she shares the importance and how-to's of retelling our stories."
"She is so warm and FUNNY!"
“I would recommend Donna Oiland as a speaker for any women’s event. She is humble, funny, transparent and desperately in love with Jesus. Donna speaks with great hope. She has walked one of the most difficult roads of personal loss I’ve ever known and yet emerged intimately acquainted with the sustaining grace of Jesus. Would I call her a somber survivor? Never! She is more than a mere conqueror – she is a fountain of joy, radiating hope to all who know her. I believe that every audience who has had the privilege of hearing her speak has walked away refreshed. Her desire is to bless, not impress.”
Reed Warrick, Dir. Ministry Resources, Pro Athletes Outreach, Coaches Time Out.
"Everything she says is relevant, interesting and personal.”
"She was the best speaker we have had in years."
"There are so many requests for CD's of your fun and inspiring message."
"I was so blessed---it was lovely!"
"She made me 'smile hugely' and I so appreciate her!"
"Her message gain us WEALTH to last!!"
"I want her to come to speak to us every year!"
"She could go on forever…and I loved every minute!"
"Her spirit is so uplifting even though Donna has had more heartache than almost anyone I know."
"Everyone at our retreat loved her."
"She has a wonderful and contagious faith."
"Her transparency captures your heart."
"Through Donna’s workshop I learned how to retell my story, which I didn’t think was worth keeping. She reminded us all of the value our story has, and the value it is to others."
"She has a passion to encourage us to pursue and to get where we need to be!"
"Donna’s presentation is professional and practical."
"From the organizational standpoint she was a joy to work with. As a stand-alone speaker or as part of a larger program she would be a great blessing to all who meet her and hear her."
"She has put God's Word to a test and found that it works."
"Whenever she's speaking, I'll travel miles to hear her speak."
"Superior! She reflects the grace of God and motivates us to take our challenges in life with that grace."
"She captures and keeps the attention of her audience."
"She lives what she teaches...and I've known her for 30 years."
"We were challenged and inspired by her faith and walk with the Lord."
"Her relationship with Christ is very attractive."
"As a speaker she is very engaging, warm, and caring."
Legacy…Reflections Along the Way, an heirloom quality workbook to encourage storytelling, and articles in Guidepost and Bereavement magazines. She is also a contributing author for The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale, 2007) and HUGS,Bible Reflections for Women: Inspirational Studies and Stories to Draw You Closer to God (Howard Books, 2009).
Donna serves with a servant’s heart. Please contact us for details.
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Northwest Christian Speakers Bureau
Serving churches and retreat centers and Christian groups for over 18 years. We would love to serve the Lord by serving you!
Donna has been the director of a multi-state agency and is an experienced speaker who has an ability to instantly connect with her audience. Her speaking style is informal, passionate, and motivational. She intertwines personal experience, humor and storytelling with God’s truth throughout the message.
After the death of her husband and daughter, she has felt God’s leading to reach out to others who are also hurting. Donna knows God’s fingerprints are all over her life and because of His presence she has “a joy I have never known.” Donna’s presentations are suitable for weekend or day-long retreats, conferences, luncheons and other women’s gatherings. Her enthusiasm for God’s grace and love is contagious and believable!
Donna has authored Legacy…Reflections Along the Way, an heirloom quality workbook to encourage storytelling, and articles in Guidepost and Bereavement magazines. She is also a contributing author for The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale, 2007) and HUGS,Bible Reflections for Women: Inspirational Studies and Stories to Draw You Closer to God (Howard Books, 2009).