Project Serve Highlight

This month I want to highlight one of my youth girls who has been living out a great adventure for the last school year. Kelsea MacKenzie is a young woman I met two years ago in her grade 12 year. She was a part of our Project Serve Belize team in 2016, and while she was in Belize God really got a hold of her heart. She is a dancer, heavily involved in all kinds of dance since she was little. While in Belize I lined up an opportunity for her to take an afternoon and spend some time at the En Croix Dance Studio in Belmopan Belize, which is a studio run by the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) where we stay. Kelsea thought she would go and observe a few dance classes, but ended up teaching for the afternoon. While she was there God really spoke to her and she felt like there might be more for her to do in Belize. She put her plans to attend University on pause and decided to spend a year volunteering as the main dance teacher at En Croix. She moved to Belize last August and has been living there all year. She has been teaching almost all the classes offered at En Croix, ranging from ballet, tap, jazz, conditioning classes, and  theatre. She has done an absolutely incredible job as a teacher. She, for the first time, has been able to combine her passion and talent for dance with her relationship with God and has served Him so well this year. Last week Kelsea was in charge of choreographing and putting on a huge dance performance for the entire city of Belmopan. Hundreds of people were in attendance, and Kelsea put together dances for each of her classes under the theme of “Light”. It was a story of God’s love and light that was shared through dance to the entire community where she is living. God has used her in such an incredible and tangible way in Belize, not only to love and care for her little dancers, but to share God’s message with her entire community in Belize. Super proud of you Kelsea! It is amazing to see the way God can use a trip like Project Serve to further His Kingdom!

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