Last week was another great week! We learned lots of good stuff on the Kingdom and Sonship (stepping into your identity as a son or daughter of God and living your life as that) 🙂 one thing I really enjoyed this week was the bits of soaking we got to do which helped us to enter into the Kingdom and see bits of what God has up His sleeves for us. I can also say that that I must have needed lots of rest because during soaking on Tuesday last week, I actually had to be woken up by someone in the group – that never usually happens :p anyways, we got to have some time here and there in class during the week to soak and just listen to whatever God wanted to tell us… it’s a process for me because it takes a while to die to my own imaginations and quiet my own mind so I can hear from God. I really enjoyed it though 🙂 One thing I really enjoyed and I know the students and other classroom staff enjoyed were all the stories our speaker told of his personal experiences relating to the topic. He also had some quests come speak as well which was great! Lots more stories which (in my humble opinion) made the content even more interesting!
We also had a pretty busy weekend. On Thursday, our production team went to perform at a community event (I believe it was a BBQ) in Winnipeg. I got to dance and it made me soo happy 😀 This past weekend was also Summer/Cultures in the City! I had a fantastic time as I got to dance on Friday as well as dance twice on Saturday. What made it the most enjoyable was how some of my family got to be there to see me dance live and in costume for the first time!!! They got to watch me perform my favorite dance (“Logo Te Pate”from the hit movie Moana) followed by another dance later. They were super proud of me and so happy they could make it… I was to 😀 I didn’t think my smile could get any bigger at that point :p I was really nervous because I had family watching me for the first time, however I still had soooo much fun! On top of all that, our dances were going live on Facebook!!! CHEEHOO (an exclamation used in the Pacific islands to express excitement or celebration)!!!!
I really can’t tell you guys how much I’ve come to love dancing not just the Hula, but also other Polynesian dances. Even though I still get nervous on my way up to a stage to dance (who doesn’t??), as soon as I start dancing, I feel so happy and so much joy in my heart from it 🙂 One thing’s for sure is that I don’t need to “smile more” when I dance :p I’m so thankful for my DTS last year as that’s where my love for the Hula and Polynesian dancing started. As I watched the team last year during their practices and when they performed at venues, something in my heart was stirred and I would feel an overwhelming sense of joy!! I’d sit and watch and just be in awe with the dances and couldn’t wait to start student dance practice. (Fast forward many months to June 2017) I’ve been part of the production team since January, and to this day there’s just something about it that fills me with so much joy as it’s becoming such a passion of mine 😀 It’s also a GREAT way to get your cardio in that’s for sure hahaha!! What surprises me (and other people I show pictures to of myself dancing on stage) is how incredibly shy I was growing up, and now here I am years down the road being able to perform in front of crowds of however many people! Who’da thunk it?!? I’m surprising myself and lots of others haha… it’s pretty amazing 🙂 Just thinking about all of this makes me very thankful for the work God’s been doing in my life! Stay tuned for my next post!! 😀