Hi Everyone,

Tonight I had one of the biggest thrills I’ve had in a looooong time! I got to go with our Middle School Learning Center tutors and kids to watch the Ballroom Dancing Competition at Rose State University in Midwest City. Cindy Pipkin and Tami Bramel, from BCC, are being used by God in an incredible way in the lives of many many kids across Oklahoma City. I watched 5th graders from Britton Elementary, Western Village, Millwood, Mark Twain, Quail Creek, West Nichols Hills, and other Oklahoma City schools compete in six different forms of dance. They did the salsa, merengue, swing, and much more. The kids were phenomenal!! Their teachers and mentors are my newest heroes!

At the end of the night, just before they handed out the awards for the best dance groups, the “crown jewel” of the dancers took the stage–The Life Change Ballroom Dancers from our church! You can visit their homepage by clicking on the link. They will blow you away! I can’t put into words the emotion I felt and the pride that oozed from every pore of my being as I watched Emmitt, Tre, Kiki, Qua, DaQuan, Aaron, and the rest of the crew. I got to share in the baptism of two of the kids, Ciara and Tangi, just three weeks ago. I got share in the baptism of one of the kid’s moms just two weeks ago!

As I was driving home, so full of pride in our kids, I was thinking about how we, as the Body of Christ, work so much better together than we do alone. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Cindy and Tami and their wonderful volunteers. Because of their efforts, the efforts of the Middle Learning Center volunteers, and all of us at BCC–kids lives are being changed. Keep praying for God to open new doors of opportunity for us to work together.

In His Steps,
Mike

Ball Room Dancers

I’m Bustin’ Buttons!!