BY JORDAN OTERO
The Baronettes dance team received an opportunity to fulfill their desire to serve others through their unique ministry at their second annual showcase on April 12.
The event, held in Finnegan Fieldhouse, funded the Ecuador summer mission trip. The Baronettes presented a variety of dances, such as tap, hip-hop, lyrical and ballet, all choreographed by members of the team. The team also featured a unique storytelling piece brought back from last year’s showcase, which told the story of two sisters, with one of them being diagnosed with cancer.
Sophomore dance team member Julie Fleming said that the showcase allowed the Baronettes to show off their range of talent.
The Baronettes approached the Ecuador mission team to ask if their event could contribute to fundraising for the mission, said team co-leader Emily Wethje. The Ecuador summer mission participates in a variety of service activities, including visiting with the sick in hospitals, playing with children and ministering on the streets.
The mission team was grateful to the Baronettes for helping them to raise money for their mission. The main charism of the mission is discernment. This means that team members are open to discerning the possibility of full-time missionary work at some point in their life.
The Baronettes dance team was founded two years ago and has been aiming to help its dancers to grow in community and confidence in a Christian atmosphere ever since.