1: Beckie | Hope this book reminds you of special times and special people in your life! Love you!! Melissa Stockbauer 2011 | Melissa
2: Special Day | This is a day I am sure you remember well!! | My baby dedication. November 18, 1986
3: Doug Saying a few words while Dedicating me! | Dedicating a life to Christ!! I hope you both think of it as a honor to have dedicated me and been a part of my life!
4: Prayer | Doug Praying that I be brought up in God's Love and Care! I can say that is what has happened! Glad mom and Dad wanted that for me! | Doug giving my life to Christ! I feel it is an honor and blessing to have you and Doug as a part of my life still today!
5: Doug giving us my certificate of dedication! | Your favorite memory is when I would talk to Doug when he was preaching and he would talk right back to me. | Doug giving me back to mom and Dad after praying for my life
6: Together! | Special day | This was the day you and Doug stopped and we went and surprised Jeannette | Special women | I hope you and Jeannette both know how special you are to me! | You, Jeannette,and me together remembering great times
7: You, Jeannette, Doug remembering good times! | "Visiting Jeannette...Someone form my past who I look up to for her godly example.. Thanks Jeannette for all you have done for me Personally and Spiritually." -- Beckie | It was great to see the look on Jeannette's face when we showed up.
8: What a great Infulance! | My Mentor | Beckie and I together after we surprised Jeannette. | "I remember when Melissa was dedicated.. and would talk to Doug during his sermons... Now God is calling her to preach.. Praying God will use her effectively."-- Beckie
9: You, Doug, and I together at Commissioning! Proud Salvationist! | "We Love you too.. Melissa.. Just continue to follow God and do His will"-- Beckie | Angie showing you and Doug Pictures at Commissioning | Commissioning 2010
10: What a wonderful accomplishment! God bless you Major Beckie! Deborah Minnick Simon | I knew, when you were my Corps Cadet, that you would go places. Great job. Della Miller | You look so much smarter with that on! Congrats!!!! Lesa Davis Go Major Beckie :) Congratulations! Tim Perkins Betty Grindle Congratulations! Proud of you! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!! :) Tricia Rogers Taube Beth Petrie I feel so proud of you!!!! :) Leti Crowell
11: admirable Beck. congrats. :) Deb Leege Allison | Congratulations friend, You did it! Dawn C. Erickson | Exciting to be so close to succeeding at a long journey. Sandy Wink Lindell Congratulations my little friend! i am proud of you. Phyllis Williams May God Bless your hard work and accomplishment! Jodi Campbell Montgomery So proud of you, my twin! Way to go! Teri Martsolf | GREAT JOB Gerald Jerome Smelser | Congrats!
12: Dearest Beckie What to say, you have many memories of me. Form my dedication, me talking to Doug when he was preaching and Him talking back to me, to the many talks we have had. Some times the talks were good and other not so good. However, no matter what I knew you would be there to encourage, guide, give advice,support, and help me to see things in a godly way when it was hard for me to. I know when I needed someone to talk to and support me you were there. You have been there for so much both good and bad. I know I can turn to you no matter what. You seen a desire in me that at times I was unable to. You continue to push me and encourage me to do my best. This scripture that you gave me form Joshua 1 comes to mind. Verse 6, "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them." You have helped me to remember this and Be Strong and Courageous!
13: Messages form Family and Friends! | It is such a blessing to have you as not just as a friend but Mentor! You are such am inspiration to me! Each day I see how special our friendship is! You have helped me to see what it means to first be a strong GODLY women; Second a GREAT officer For that I am Grateful!! I thank God each day that He has brought you into my life! Congrats! I am so proud of you and all the hard work have done to get your Degree! Hope your day today is a day of celebration and Joy! LOVE YOU!! LOVE & PRAYERS, Melissa Stockbauer
14: We send our congratulations because we know how tough it is and we are proud of You and love You! Doug, Tim, Mike, Cindy, Andrew, and Ashley Stearns
15: Special | Sweet | Aunt Beckie, congratulations on a most impressive and admirable achievement! I don't know how you did it with all of the other responsibilities you have, but you did! God's Hand has been on your life for so long now, and it will be exciting to see how He uses this to further accomplish His Will. Not only do I love you dearly, but I am inspired by your dedication and perseverance! Your Niece, Heidi Geer-Dixson
16: Dear Beckie: Words cannot describe how proud I am of you today (and everyday). Completing a college degree in of it's self is an awesome accomplishment. You accomplished this while servicing the Lord and giving of your heart to so many people all in the love of God. I realize through the years completing your college degree presented many challenges and accomplishments. However your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ brought you to this day. You have truly been an amazing example to me of what a Godly woman is. It really makes me appreciate how special our friendship is. Not only are you my best friend, but you're also my sister. I wanted you to know how terrific I think that is and how much I cherish every moment we have spent together through the years. Not only are you fun to be with, but you're a fantastic listener, a kind hearted and a caring woman. You've always been there for me, no matter how trying the situation. That kind of friend doesn't come along every day. Some people spend their entire lives looking for a friend as wonderful as you, but the greatest blessing is that I am already blessed to have you as my best friend and sister! I just want you to know that our friendship means the world to me and there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. Congratulations! Love you, Judy Gabriel
17: Major Beckie Stearns Congratulations on your graduation! What an outstanding accomplishment! We rejoice with you that God will use these further studies to benefit your ministry and continued service to Him. We know that many have been already blessed by your ministry, as we are among them. The continuation of your education, both personally and professionally, will make you better equipped to continue to bless others as you serve the Lord as an Officer of The Salvation Army. Please accept our sincere CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation! It has been our privilege to serve with you and count you among our friends. Although adults now, we are sure that Andrew and Alison would want to extend their congratulations as well since they have also been blessed by you. May God bless you as you continue in service for Him! Joel & Ramona Arthur
18: Dear Major Rebecca Stearns, or better known as "Beckie": Congratulations on this present time in your life, Your Graduation. I am sure in your pursuit of a College Degree, it meant many hours of study, but now that you have attained, I am sure that you are so happy. I am sure there will be many opportunities to put into practice what you have learned as you continue to serve the Lord. As you celebrate your Graduation, may it be a day of joy and remembrance with your family and friends. The time you and your husband spent in Des Moines as our Corps Officers are precious memories to me. You were always so full of fun when that was appropriate but also serious when that was needed. You were a blessing that I shall never forget.
19: Happy | There is no better way to honor you, then what is given to us in the Word of God. " I thank God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thin, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" Philippians 1: 3-6 May god Bless you richly With God's blessing Jeanette Peterson
20: You have been a blessing an inspiration to me. I am blessed to have you in my life! Congrats on your Graduation! Know you are loved and Prayed for! Angie Gile- Petefish