LANSING, MI – This year, 2017, marked the third anniversary of Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. In just three years, this unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older has become a worldwide movement. This year, more than 150,000 volunteers in more than 375 churches around the world served more than 75,000 honored guests simultaneously on one night, Friday, February 10, 2017. The 375 host churches represent all 50 states, 11 countries, 28 different denominations, and mark an 850% growth from year one.
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church partnered with the 2|42 Community Church to host the Night to Shine event for the Lansing, MI area. The Lansing area honored approximately 200 guests with a red-carpet entrance complete with a friendly welcome from paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup glam party, and, of course, a dance floor! Every guest was donned with crowns/tiaras – because they are all Kings and Queens, corsages/boutonnieres, and a catered five course meal served for each King and Queen.
It is a night not only for guests to shine, but for churches to shine, for volunteers to shine, and most importantly, for Christ to shine. The lives of 200 young men and women were touched by loving and caring individuals and churches who had come together to show Christ.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The article was written by Djuana Dismuke, she is the Community Education Specialist at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Detroit. She coordinates our After School Program for our Community Center.