At six-years-old, little did I know that dance would become my passion. I have two exciting opportunities to use dance as a way to serve and encourage people.
As many of you know I am going to Norway this fall to learn more about God and to make Him known, but I also have the opportunity to go on a service trip in August with my sister, Sheridan, and my dance studio, Lighthouse Dance. We will be in England from August 2 to August 11 at a free Christian arts festival called Creation Fest, teaching dance camps and workshops and participating in community outreaches. Creation Fest hosts thousands of people many of who are unchurched because it has a wide variety of events such as skate parks, fine arts, concerts, fitness, and all kinds of dance. We will jump over to Ireland on August 11 until August 14 to go to a small town called Dungarven to visit a local church where we will love on and encourage the local residents.
Only a month later on September 24, I will arrive in Alesund, Norway to start my next journey! I am going to participate in a Youth With A Mission’s (YWAM) 9 month Training School (DTS). A DTS is made up of two phases, Lecture and Outreach. My Lecture Phase will be for 6 months in Norway. Lecture Phase consists of various subjects taught by teachers from across the world. During Lecture Phase I will work on my gift of dance as a way to serve and encourage people. The second phase, Outreach, will put in to practice the things learned in Lecture and takes place in another country for 2 months.
Enthusiastically, I look forward to the opportunity to dance to connect with others. I am very excited for both trips and to see what God is doing. Please pray that my team would remain spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy. Please pray for me that I would experience God’s comfort like never before!
I believe that God is faithful and will provide the funds but faith does take action. No gift is too small! I have already started to save for my trips by putting aside checks from babysitting, cleaning, and my jewelry business. Hopefully, over the summer I will hold yard sales and other fund raising events.
Here is a breakdown of the funds needing to be raised:
England and Ireland: $2,000- includes airfare, room and board, food, and other transpiration.
Norway:$13,000 is my goal to cover all expenses for my DTS. $8,689- includes registration fee, Lecture Phase and Outreach Phase fees, room and board, food, and tuition. The total does include visa fee $670, plane tickets $3,000, spending money and an emergency fund.
Please contact me if you want more details, due to the sensitivity I can't publish all details online. I'm exicted to hear from you. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support to send me to the Nations! God is so good!