People who know me say:
Sandra's deep love for God and faith in His goodness is infectious! Believe me when I say she lives it out everyday (& she loves to show you how to do that!) Invite her to speak into your life or the lives of your group and she will leave you with a solid Biblical word, an inspired heart, and a confidence that all things are possible to the person who believes God. David Gans (Husband)
I wanted to take a moment to leave a comment on my moms page. I guess I feel like I would probably be able to give you insight into the person that she really is better than anyone else. I grew up in church. I have met people who live right and people who don't and I have to say that my mom lives what she believes. In all the years I have known her she has never told me to do anything or say anything that she wasn't prepared to do herself or wasn't already doing herself. I love that she has always lived exactly what she preaches in this world of double standards.
She and I have come an extremely long way in our lives. She has consistently been the most gracious and God fearing person, man or woman that I have ever known. I honestly consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to personally draw from her well of wisdom on a regular basis. I don't think I would have turned out as well adjusted as I have, had it not been for her wisdom and care. I feel that my mother has not only been an asset to me but all the people connected to me, friends and acquaintances.
I honestly feel like there must be a special plan for me to be blessed with a mother who is so present and emotionally healthy in her own mind. She is my therapist, doting mother and friend. It's not easy for me to share her love, but I do it because I want people to be able to experience the emotional health and open mindedness that I have received and been taught. I hope you are as honored as I am to be able to learn from her as a person. Erica Lewis (Daughter)
Sandra Gans is a powerful woman of God and a personal friend of mine. She is like a modern day female Abraham. She has by faith obeyed God and gained a testimony of His great faithfulness. When I find myself needing to take giant steps of faith, I draw courage from knowing her walk of faith.
Sandra and I often do conferences together because I have such a high respect for her prophetic gifting and powerful teaching. Sandra lives what she teaches. She brings faith alive and gives powerful understanding of how to live by faith.
Sandra has enriched my life with her teaching, testimony, and prophetic counsel. As you listen to Sandra’s teaching, you will be grounded in the Word, challenged to exercise your faith, and equipped to grow in Christ. I thank God for giving the Body of Christ Sandra Gans, and for bringing her into my life.
Janice Seney (The Storehouse Ministry, Austin, TX)
I have personally known Sandra and her family for many years. I have seen her function 'down in the valley' as well as 'up on the mountaintop'. I can truthfully say that she is the real deal--simply meaning that she walks the walk. Her love for God and his church is very evident in all of her ministering. 1 Thes. 1:3 speaks of our "faith growing exceedingly". Such is the walk and life of Sandra Lewis Gans.
Pastor Tommy Brown (Trinity Worship Center, Springhill, La)
Proverbs 27:9 says, "“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” That is a best summary of my friendship with Sandra.
While on staff at a local Foursquare church, I first met Sandra in 2001 when I received a phone call to my home late one evening. Having heard the voice of the Lord leading her to Olympia, Washington, Sandra packed what was necessary into her van and she and her daughter were now sitting in the Walgreens parking lot in Olympia, WA, and could I meet them?
That evening was the beginning of a great friendship that has lasted many years. I have watched God minister the gift of prophesy through my sister and the fruit of her labor rewarded by lives being dramatically transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been the main speaker for women's conferences as well as ministering in our main Sunday Services. She is anointed, sensitive to the needs of people, and a great encourager in the faith.
I know that God has great plans for Sandra and her husband, David Gans and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a "move of the spirit" in their churches and meetings.
Pastor Lyla Grimm (C.V. E. Foursquare Church, Olympia, WA)
When I think of Sandra, I can only picture her with a smile on her face. But I also know that smile is merely the outer layer of a spiritually mature and wise Christian woman. In time spanning more than a decade, I have watched Sandra share her extra-ordinary sensitivity to God’s voice with those around her. Her ministry stands out because of her sincere heart of humility mixed with the faith of one tested and found to be sound. She seems to never push any agenda (other than the love of Christ’s voice). These qualities make her a trusted and respected colleague and friend.
Pastor Terry Fisher (Crossroad Foursquare Church, Rochester, WA)
Describing Sandra, was an easy process for me. When I first met her, I believe was shortly after she moved here, through her friend Janice Seney. Friends like her are hard to find, with life being a whirlwind at times, most people seem to be “too busy” to really hear how each other are doing. I for one, found that easy with Sandra. I watched her faithfulness in everything she put her hand to, and during the many times we visited, she always had time to ask the question, “So how is Pat Shea doing?” I watched her process, like me, her single life, especially as a single Mom. But she always truly put the Lord first. So when God introduced her to “David”, I instantly saw the Lord move her & positioned her for His next place He would have her, once again, giving away the life of Christ, but now with a helpmate.
This morning in my readings I thought of Sandra, and I felt like, it best described the heart of the Lord, to those who were away from Him, and the way He seems to position her for those He puts in front of her, to minister, the “Life of Christ”.
To strengthen them, bring them back, as though they had never left Him, show God’s mercy on them, and continually remind them, “HE HEARS THEIR CRY”,,,,,
“I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, Because I have mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; For I am the LORD their God, And I will hear them.
So I will strengthen them in the LORD, And they shall walk up and down in His name,”Says the LORD” (Zechariah 10:6 & 12)
Pat Shea (Olympia, Wash)