Laurie Atkins A.R.C.T.(SOCAN) Phone: 905- 271- 0009
Thanks for the beautiful, reverent portrayal of the life of Mary which you gave to our "Chat n Chew" group. It blessed us all. -Forward Baptist Church, Toronto, ON
Your presentation was excellent! God has gifted you with a very special talent. - Stoney Creek Seniors Coffee Hour, Stoney Creek, ON
It was a pleasure to sit back, relax, listen and watch (Laurie) perform "The Messenger and the Message". Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. - Betty Mann, President, Gate 3:16, Oshawa, ON
Everyone was blessed by Martha and Mary's activities told via Martha as an interesting means of sharing the Gospel. Helen of Grace Baptist, Richmond Hill, ON
Thank you for the mesmerizing performance of "Mary, Good and Faithful Servant". Laurie, (is) a beautiful singer and talented actor. Lorne, the sound was perfect. This has been such a blessing to all of us, and a wonderful retelling of the story of Mary. I've gained new insight listening to (Laurie's) lyrics and script. Very well done! - Margot on behalf of Forest Hill United Church, Kitchener, ON
We were all very pleased with your presentations. It was all very detailed, sincere, meaningful. You are very talented and you are using them for God's Glory. - Joyce at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ladies Day Apart, Toronto, ON
I could sit and listen to Laurie all day. This story... (Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant)... should be done at the Skydome. Mississauga Christian Women's Club, Mississauga, ON
The presentation entitled, "Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant" performed at our recent annual fundraising dinner was absolutely astounding, fabulous, wonderful!!! It was a pleasure to be in the audience and watch. It is such a simple setting, but you made the most of it. Your faith shines through with each act and song you sing. It was also very touching when you invited us, the audience, to sing the chorus, "Glory, Glory Hallelujah". - Betty Mann, President, Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, Oshawa, ON
Thank you for giving us such a wonderful concert for our Victorian Christmas Tea at Graphite Bible Camp. You certainly put a lot of thought into preparing and presenting a message of hope and truth. - Bancroft Bible Chaple/L'Amable Bible Chaple, Bancroft, ON
Once again thank you so much for sharing your love and gift of Drama and Music with our Primetime Group at Fairview. It is always a delight to listen and enjoy your presentations. God bless you as you continue to inspire and encourage audiences as you serve Him. - K. Kraeker Fairview M.B. Church, St Catharine's, ON
On behalf of all the residents at the Meighen Retirment Residence, I would like to express a sincere thank-you for coming and provinding us with another wonderful program at Easter. The residents appreciated your musical (Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant) and your singing talents. Many thanks to you, and your husband for your time and effort! - Meighen Retirement Residence, Toronto, ON
Thank you so much for coming to celebrate our Valentine's Event with us. Your presentation was well recieved and taught us the true meaning of "Loving Unconditionally". - Fellowship Baptist Church Markham, Markham, ON
"What can we say except "W-O-W". The "Gift" you presented at our Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday was absolutely wonderful. Everyone is talking about the fabulous performance you gave us. The joy on your face alone was something to behold! Thank you for sharing your faith with us. You are a blessing to all who cross your path. Thank you again for your ministry of song and unique story-telling."
"What an amazing presentation. You captured Fanny Crosby so well. The sound was excellent throughout the big hall. Good Job."
"What a blessing you were to our seniors as you ministered to us so passionately, your portrayal of the life of Fanny Crosby. You touched our hearts with your story."
"You were a hit! Many people expressed their appreciation for your ministry and indicated that they were really blessed by it. Keep up the good work!"
The K/W branch of the Canadian Bible Society would like to thank you for your most entertaining and unique presentation at our annual dinner... The music alone was so well presented as to us all believe that you actually were Fanny Crosby!
Your deep faith and love for the Lord, your servant's heart, your beautiful voice, words of truth and honesty all conveyed God's wonderful workmanship... To Him is all the glory given.
"WOW! What a dynamic interpretation of the Gospel!!!"
".... (Laurie's) presentation as Fanny Crosby was WONDERFUL.... I'm sure most in the room had no idea what an amazing life and impact Fannie had on so many people, in spite of her blindness. God has blessed (Laurie) with an amazing, angelic voice... God continues to [use her] gifts to serve Him in a very unique way."
"Thank you for ministering to us in your presentation of "Unconditionally Loved". Your love for our Lord warms our hearts to give glory to God."
"(Laurie) touched many hearts with (her) portrayal of Christmas from different points of view and with (her) beautiful music. We particularly appreciated the message of the Gospel which came through loud and clear."
"We were blessed to have you minister to us in your very professional and uplifting style of music song and drama. The comments received from all present were nothing but overwhelming. A most gifted servant of God. Your dramatization of Martha in "My Eyes Shall See" was very moving and a clear understanding of how our lives can be changed when we understand that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour. I would be remiss if I did not mention Lorne and how well he complements Laurie's work. Ever the quiet, professional and very essential background presence."
" How do I express adequately the deep appreciation
for your presentation of "Mine Eyes Shall See" that you presented
the senior's group at Forward with this morning. So many said that they
were blessed. That shows the depth of your own faith and belief which
came through. "Love that demands my life, my soul my all. "
" Laurie Atkins is
one of those rare talents whose ability to uplift, encourage, and refresh
the hearts of her audience is evident in every performance. She has a
unique vocal style and quality encompassing a wide variety of music, from
the contemporary to the classical and everything in between. Her compositions
are rich tapestries obviously woven from her life experiences and testify
to her faith and trust in her living Lord "
has ministered to our Senior audience on several occasions with sensitivity,
variety, warmth, sparkle and a genuine love of Lord and audience. "
thoroughly professional Gospel singer who expresses love for Her Saviour
in every song she sings ... Whatever she sings, she sings for the Glory
of God. "
is a very professional gospel singer, whose love for the Lord is very
evident both in lyrics and performance. Her presentation of songs interwoven
with her personal testimony was a tremendous blessing. "
humbleness to our Lord and Saviour in portraying Him King of Kings with
a talent that is second to none in a wide variety of music ... not just
a job but a ministry. "
Laurie's effervescent personality compliments a quality musical performance. Her
spiritual vitality permeates her message expressed through a wide range
of musical styles. A challenging and uplifting experience "
" Laurie sings from the heart. The variety and quality of her musical presentation
is excellent and instills a confidence in her professional quality. A
warm spiritually focused ministry. "
" A most moving experience! There is no "show-business" display,
a simple yet most professional sharing of the Lord's riches in terms of
voice and personality. Lorne's lighting and sound give their concerts
a most complete and artful surrounding. "
fresh and balanced presentation of gospel music. Her's is no mere performance,
but a ministry, personally done to God's glory. "
" Laurie's music crosses all age groups and is presented in a sensitive way, with
professional excellence. "
" Laurie's concerts and presentations combine excellence of quality with sensitivity
of selection. Together with her husband's technical expertise. Laurie
ministers in a professional and refreshing manner, touching hearts, bringing
hope, glorifying God. "
" (Laurie's) concert was most uplifting and enjoyed by all. (Her) love for the Lord
shone forth as (her) beautiful voice brought us a variety of uplifting
Gospel songs for all ages, many of which, your own compositions - creatively
presented. Lorne's touch of sound and lighting added to the mood of the
" As a pastor I always want to know that a musician is ministering in and accountable
to a local church. This is true of Laurie and her family. Her ministry
is creative, enthusiastic and sincere. Lorne and Laurie have combined
all the talents God has given them and they use them with dynamic effectiveness. "
" There are a number of things that impress me about Laurie and her ministry of
music. The first is the versatility of her musical abilities. The second
is the good quality of those wide-ranging abilities. And, the third is
the willing spirit with which she seeks to bring praise to the Saviour. "
" Laurie's beautiful voice, professionally presented, was enjoyed by all who attended
our evening of music by Laurie and her husband Lorne. Most inspirational."