Welcome to Chara Dance Project's Testimony and Blog page. Here we plan to post about the amazing things God is doing in and through the people that Chara gets to come in contact with. God is up to big things and the world needs to hear about it. So be watching for the ways God is touching lives through dance.
Hi Chara Parents,
Also, Your all invited to our Family Friendly Showcase! The “School of Dance Ministries” will be sharing testimonies and Dances before they leave for their Mission Trip to Ukraine! Come tonight from 6-7pm at Christian City Church! I’ve attached the flyer below!
Follow along with Week 2 of our Devotional! Exodus 15:20 “Then Miriam took a timbrel and danced for the Lord, and all the women joined her!” Dance is an expression of Praise and Worship to our God! Enjoy!
Your invited to follow along with our weekly devotionals! This is our first week of classes for our Winter/Spring Season! Through reading the Word of God, we will be learning about how dance is really close to God’s heart! Week #1 2 Samuel 6:14-22 “David danced before the Lord with all his might.”
Chara Dance Project has partnered with Youth With A Mission Lakeside, Montana School of Dance Ministries! We have the wonderful opportunity to see their dances, hear their missionary hearts before they take their dances on tour to the World to preach the Gospel! You won’t want to miss this! All are Welcome! This event is family friendly, and FREE! We hope to see you there!
Why we dance in Video form. Check it out.
So Excited to Announce! We are offering Our First Ever Hip-Hop class to ages 9-12!!! 10 Weeks of Hip-Hop every Tuesday, evening starting Jan. 29th from 6:30-7:30pm Beginner to Intermediate levels!! $11/class! With Miss Danielle! Sign-up soon at www.charadanceproject.org HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Come check out our registration page to sign up for our Spring Season. We look forward to seeing you the end of January.
Chara Dance Project got to partner with YWAM Schools Of Dance Ministries and together, we were invited to the most wonderful opportunity this past Spring to dance at a*Banquet Gala outreach to Strippers! Our Dear friends have a ministry where they lead Strippers to Christ! We will not give names in these 2 testimonies to protect the girls. Also we will call them “Dancers” in these 2 testimonies! We feel honored and humbled to partner with this ministry. Our Adult Chara Dance Team ministered. There are never children at these events. If you were wondering:)If you have questions, do email us! Here is what the Lord Did that night!
1) There was a 20 year old girl that kept looking at me. Before the evening, I asked God if He would LEAD me! That the girls I’m supposed to talk to would be drawn to me and I would be drawn to them. This one girl was drawn to me. We made small talk throughout the evening. We got chatty and literally realized that she is from my small Hometown on the other side of the country! WE both were so astonished. I mean it’s a Tiny, tiny town in another state! I immediately heard from Yeshua, “Tell her I’m a good Dad” Tell her that her Heavenly Father is a good Dad! So I got the bravery to tell her. She started bawling. She stood up, she said “please stop it.” “Please come with me. Is there a bathroom?” She grabs my arm and we go to the side room where no-one is. She starts sharing her story. “That means so much to me. I left my home town to run from God and now He’s chasing me through you and the girls that came to the strip club and invited me here.” I gave her a mama hug and held her so tight as she just wept. I told her that this is a SAFE place. She goes on, “I needed to hear that God is a good dad, My dads hurt me, my step-dad and biological dad! He hurt me so much that I ran away! And now I’m here with you and I know this is God.” I kept getting words. I had a picture of her as a little girl giving her heart to Jesus at a VBS. She said that’s exactly where she gave her life to Jesus and it was real and she felt Him. I said, Hey your a dancer and I’m a dancer can I do a washing dance over you? I will pray a blessing over you from your dad’s. Because that’s not our Heavenly Father. our Heavenly Father is kind, and loving and protector and provider. She said YES. So I did a prayer and dance washing over her. Praying out loud as I washed her. She was Bawling at this point. I was bawling. we spent a good half hour just talking. This young woman and I exchanged numbers and are having lunch tomorrow! She thanked me and I thanked her for letting me pray for her. GO JESUS!!!! She re-dedicated her life to Jesus this year and quit the strip club! Now Dances for Jesus!
2) I felt lead to do a prophetic dance washing time and invited who ever wanted to come in the back room and join us. It was mostly the helpers. But one girl we were ministering to came back.
We began this fun exercise I learned from Bethel dance department. Its just basically praying while moving, A Rain washing in the spirit, a gentle hug of blessing, a foot washing in the spirit. The Sweet dancer fell to the ground, she was sobbing. I was trying to listen carefully as the spirit lead. The foot blessing was next but all I heard was “Hug her”. I hugged her as tightly as I could! I felt her pain at this point, it was extremely intense. I prayed over her from the top of her head to the soles of her feet. Another friend doing the exercise with me heard the SAME exact thing “Hug HER.” She came and joined me. Then My other friend began to dance over her. Another friend hugged her. She sobbed and Sobbed. I saw many things breaking off of her. I don’t know what happened in the last week at that point but Something happened that put her in this place. She finally after a long hug session cleaned her face and said, “I visited my biological mother this week and she pressured me into doing drugs with her!” I haven’t done drugs in 2 years since I met you all and gave my life to Jesus!” she goes on, “That woman is NOT my mother! You women are my Mother, Christ in me is my Mother, the Holy Spirit is my mother.” She got strength again and stood up and said WOW I really just needed a Hug from Jesus. Thank you for being Jesus to me. She was a different person the rest of the night. She shared her testimony on the microphone to the dancers, she ate with us. Shared a song she wrote and it touched the hearts of many!
The Prophetic art was beautiful! My Friend who lead it was giving words to people throughout the night with the art, It touched many! Life Giving words. Life Changing Words. Words and pictures of HOPE! Redemption and LOVE!
The Food was astonishing! Our Dearest friend has a gift of cooking and made the most lavished and fine-dining dishes. So many people came to help! IT was a wonderful outreach to be invited too!
Krista Gazy Founder and Elizabeth German CO-ARTISTIC Director
“Let Them Praise Him in the Dance.” Psalms 149:3
We wanted to Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for your support, love and participation this year in Chara Dance Project. We have much to testify about for God’s Great Good-ness! Enjoy our Testimonies! Dance is being taught for Gods Glory!
We had about 300 guests attend our Spring 2018 Concert! The Wonderful Youth With A Mission School of Dance Ministries also partnered with us! They took time to travel to us and teach classes to our Adult students and even help in preparation and performed with us! This was a HUGE blessing especially because Krista Gazy and Emily Huffman danced with YWAM for many years! It was very close to our hearts to partner with these Dancing Missionaries. Our dances shared the gospel but also were full of Worship to the Lord. As our Focus every year is simply “Jesus” 🙂 At the End we were so HONORED to have Pastor Michael Howard of Christian City Church share a word and invite guests to come up for prayer. We had a ton of people receive prayer and encouragement. Prodical’s testified to coming back to their heavenly Father and recommitting their hearts to God. We had reported that Pastor Michael’s back was healed. And We took time to pray over restoration to marriages of those who asked. God was moving among us and we were greatly thankful to partner with our Lord!
“When I took Miss Krista’s Class all my fears and anxieties left.”-age 8 Modern 2
“My daughter is only 3 and she told me that after Miss Elizabeth’s class all she wanted to do was dance for Jesus, She truly understands worshipping God and she’s only 3!” -Pre-ballet class
“Miss Krista “I’ve had 2 knee Surgery’s and have not moved like this in 2 years, your dance class has brought me back to life spiritually and physically” -age 50 Adult Modern class
“Powerful night of dance and Worship. Holy Moly. Like I am forever Changed by what I just experienced with God. that was Beautiful. I felt so much of God’s spirit! Everything. It was truly healing to my heart!” -age 21 Adult Modern
“Dance class helps me sleep at night, because I feel God’s peace.” -age 10 Modern 3
“My daughter’s shyness went away after a semester in Miss Elizabeth’s Ballet class, it’s like she just came out of her shell and her confidence was built! ” -age 8 Ballet 2
The Testimonies keep coming! We are so grateful for the opportunity to teach Dance but also share the gospel through Gods truth in his word: which will build confidence, bring healing, hope, faith and Love. Thank-you for taking the time to read our Testimonies!
Much Love, Krista Gazy Founder of Chara Dance Project and the Team Elizabeth Germann-Instructor and Co-artistic director Emily Huffmann- Instructor and Administration Dar Merwin-Dance mama and Intercessor
“This is God’s Great Dance Floor” -Chris Tomlin
We had such an amazing time this week with our Fall kick off!! What a blessing it was teaching all of our amazing students and getting to know new families and reconnect with old ones. God filled us with great peace and joy as we dove into this new season!! So excited to see how these dancers grow in both skills and faith in their Father.