“Night to Shine” in Lansing
LANSING, MI – It was definitely a “Night to Shine” for more than 30 special needs guests, and family and friends. A “PROM” to remember; sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and hosted by the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, and the Reachout Christian Center, was held at RCC on February 8. Pastor Stan Parker of Fellowship Baptist, and Pastor David Foreman of Reachout Christian partnered together with many volunteers, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.
It was truly a “Special Night to Shine” filled with irresistible contagious “royal treatment” of laughter, dancing, and many prizes. Each guest was welcomed and crowned “Queen”, or “King” with cheers, open arms, big smiles, and hugs as they eagerly strolled down the “Red Carpet” of Fame. Each guest was personally served a “special dinner” and later given a personal “Prom” picture, and gift bag to take home. In addition, the Michigan State Mascot “Sparty”, and the Chick-fil-A “Dancing Cow” joined them for pictures and dancing with step, step slide to the right.
Volunteers said this event is to celebrate the “love of God”, and to thank God for the remarkable opportunity to make a difference in our community. Unfortunately, many with special needs do not get asked to a prom. Volunteers wanted to make this prom a “Night to Remember”, and everyone in attendance said that that was a success.
As a result, it was a time to renew, relax, and rejuvenate as the guests danced, taking in the sweet “magic sounds” of music. Special thanks to Michael McFadden and Team, who provided the incredible music. Community business partners, Dean Trailways, Sohn Linen, and Chick-fil-A made the night possible.
Although the Night was filled with food, fun and fellowship, it was also an opportunity to evangelize some of the volunteers. One such volunteer was Orlando who surrendered his life to Jesus Christ as the Roman Road evangelistic method was shared with him. He left with a new light in his life, and it will be shining both day and night.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Article was written by First Lady Charlotte Parker, pastors wife of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. She is our Community Liaison Leader.