Hello all! Wow…so I haven’t updated in awhile, huh? SO much has happened. It’s past midnight right now so I will give you the “brief” synopsis.=)
A couple weeks after moving here I got to take two master classes with the wonderful Mia Michaels. She was genuinely glad to see me and we had a couple good talks over the two days…I tried to pray for her, and she wanted me to, but she was a little self-conscious about it and said she would love to have me pray for her the next time I see her. I told her that in the meantime I’d be praying for her anyway, which she really thought was amazing. I actually got a thank you email from her a couple days ago which really made me happy.
I am working at the Capezio dancewear store. It’s stressful, hard, the hours are awful and it doesn’t pay well at all. However, I am working with dancers every day. I have made friends with a couple of my gay co-workers, which is amazing. These are the people God sent me out here to minister to. One of them in particular, Ernie, is very much on my heart. He is such a gentle spirit and I so desperately want to see him saved. So PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. I need more money than this job is giving me. New York is expensive. However, I feel that for the time being, God wants me to stay at this job as He has work for me to do there. I am trusting that he will provide, seeing as this is His idea…but it’s hard for me to trust sometimes, you know? I need some solid evidence that He sees my earthly needs.
I have become a member of a wonderful church out here. It is called Morning Star (www.msny.org ) and I love it. It is such a family and the pastors and staff really care about seeing everyone in the congregation fulfill the destinies that God intended for them. It’s the first church I’ve ever actually been a member of and it’s such a great experience so far.
Starting in the beginning of December I will be teaching two classes a week at the Project Dance Studio in Times Square. One is an intermediate ballet class and one is a worship dance class. I am so excited. This is a dream come true….I can hardly believe I will be teaching dance classes in NYC!!!! Wow…God is so amazing. Please pray about these classes, too, that the word would get out and people would actually come.=) We are doing our best to advertise, but a lot of it is just word of mouth. If you know any dancers in the city let them know about these classes!=)
As you know, my friend Emily moved out here with me. That was such a major blessing in SO many ways. She is a firefly and kept me smiling constantly. However, she was offered a job she simply could not turn town back in Denver so two weeks ago she moved home. I miss her terribly. She has agreed to pay her part of the rent until this sublet is up, which is totally AMAZING of her, but come April I will need to find a place on my own, instead of with someone else as I had planned. Again, please keep me in your prayers. I am in need of a miracle for housing and finances. I know God has me here for a purpose, so I’m sure He will provide…I’m just hoping its not at the last minute this time.=)
Other than all this, I am just continuing in my dance training. I try to get to at least four classes each week, which is quite a feat with a full time job, volunteering for Project Dance, AND rehearsing with the Project Dance company, Atmosphere. However, I have talked to the Lord about it and I feel pretty strongly that He still wants me to be training and honing this gift I’ve been given. We’ll see what He has in mind with all that! In the meantime, I am getting to know my classmates and that is yet another extension of my mission field here.
So….I should update more often…that’s just life in this crazy city, I guess. No time! It’s good, though. My life is so full right now. I’ve never had this feeling. I feel so completely in the right place. I am exactly where I am supposed to be. And even though I barely have time to breathe sometimes, this is the best part of my life so far, no question. I love New York, I love my new friends, I love dancing here, I love the subways, and mostly I LOVE JESUS. It amazes me each day that He has hand picked me to be a bearer of His love and light to this city.
Thank you for your prayers, my friends. I would love to hear from you…and even more than that, I would love to see you!!!!! =D
Blessings in Jesus- Kira<><