UK WAIT Team Christmas Concert
On Thursday 18th of December, the entirety of WAIT met in Lancaster Gate for the 2014 Christmas concert. We brought friends and family to watch, and kicked off with a warm and lively introduction from the MCs, Josh and Cara. They led us through the evening, with performances ranging from African singing to incredible beat boxing. There were a couple of talks about the message of WAIT and our progress, with reports on projects in Africa and Albania. Our WAIT performances included an energetic, synchronised and punchy dance to ’Chandelier’, an original, emotional and touching drama piece, an expressive and beautiful contemporary dance and a treat of songs from the music group. Inclusive of the raffle, the final WAIT song and Christmas songs to end on a festive high, I’ve no doubt that everyone enjoyed the night!
New coordinator of WAIT, Carmel Mould said “It was a great debut for the newest WAIT acts. I see the potential for much bigger, brighter platforms to spread the message. Some things to improve but a lot to be proud of”. (By coincidence, the Concert happened to fall on Carmel’s 18th Birthday!!)
I’d like to give a huge thank you to Carmel and the other organisers of WAIT, on behalf of the whole team. You’ve all invested so much and the concert wouldn’t be as great as it was without all the hard work and practise by every member of the team.
Many thanks to everyone for coming! Until next year.
Written by Natalia Almeida
DC WAIT has been busy with many activities. First, they had a few performance in churches and summer camps. Two Year of Service joined the DC WAIT team. They are Molly Rhodes, from the Worcester WAIT Team, and Rachel Roche, from Iowa. The team continues to run their fabric store that is the main income for the team. They continues their work with a local food bank and neighborhood activities. During September to December, the team worked with WAIT parent Roddy Portlence to run two kiosks at the local mall, The Mall of Prince Georges. The kiosk were customized lamps and personalized ornaments. Members gained business skills, customer service skills, and work ethics. Currently, the team are working on new songs, dance, and music. The team has a performance on Feb. 1st. There has been development of an interstate trip to New York and an international trip to the Philippines.
WAIT Intern Kensaku Shibata from Japan
DC WAIT welcomed Kensaku Shibata. He does Hiphop dance of poplocking. He has been able to perform in a few performances. He has been helping with developing our WAIT store with taking pictures and designing a website.