Although happily married, In His Steps founder Donna Smith is
affectionately known as ... "Ms. Donna". Ms. Donna is married to her
pastor husband Louis, is the mother of a beautiful and talented daughter
Jessica and is blessed with 3 precious grandchildren ... London, Kayla and Tristan
As a child, Donna participated in numerous dance classes, recitals, competitions and conventions. As an adult, she began to notice a huge change in dance that seemed to have the potential to create a loss of self-esteem, cause girls to question their outward appearance and ultimately damage confidence and morals/values. After praying for direction and researching dance for over 10 years, she knew what God wanted her to do. Use dance as a positive influence to reach girls!
Donna was led to provide a safe, wholesome and fun environment for girls to dance but not just for dance. Dancing to Christian music relevant to the issues
girls face and learning wholesome dance techniques while growing closer to Jesus was the objective. The real purpose is to encourage girls to love themselves for who they are while glorifying God. Ms. Donna believed by providing this positive environment of complete acceptance girls could be reached that had never even tried dance classes or had dropped out of dance because of how they were made to feel about themselves or how others viewed them. Maybe even reach girls that were still actively dancing but tired of the “worldliness” that some dance had become itoday. Not to mention the prohibitive cost to some families.
Ms. Donna's inspiring message will make your next event more special by creating an enthusiastic atmosphere of hope & encouragement at your event .....
Donna has a powerful story with a powerful message of hope! Her story includes her own personal and extremely challenging times through her teen years, right and wrong decisions she made as a young adult and proof that God can use ANYONE to help impact people and change lives.
Donna's journey from a young girl in a small town full of real insecurities to a woman sharing the love and hope in Jesus with hundreds of young girls every week is a message every young girl and parent should hear! Her passion solely is to help young girls avoid the pitfalls and traps they are faced with every day. Donna's message is one of hope, how to maintain a positive self image and how God will meet every need even in today’s world. Donna teaches her audiences how to walk "In His Steps" and enjoy the good life God wants for all His children!
Donna shares her story through speaking engagements, participation in girls events and speaking at various related church functions. You may contact Donna at ihsdance.com for additional details or to check availability.