My Story

My God is full of wonder, and each day I am learning more about Him
and the amazing plans He has laid out for the adventure that is my life.

This is my story.

Beauty Like Henna Ministries

Hi! My Name is Mary

Are you looking for an ENTHUSIASTIC & PASSIONATE SPEAKER/DANCER/STORYTELLER for your event or function? I might just be what you’re looking for! I am a fervent follower of Jesus Christ and He has gifted me with the abilities and passion to express my love for Him and His people through the entertaining venue of performing arts.
My desire is to inspire others to know God deeper than they ever have before through the telling of my own experiences following Christ. I am a graduate of California Baptist University with a BA in English and Communication Arts, and a member of Twin Cities Church. I have performed in many plays, speech competitions, church events, and speaking engagements, using my love for storytelling, ballet, and speaking from my heart.

Audience Focused Engagements & What I Have to Offer:

Adults- a blend of worshipful dance numbers intermingled with my story of how I went from just knowing about God to really knowing Him.

Teenagers- a blend of worshipful dance intermingled with parts of my testimony and how Jesus loved and saved me from a life of despair and loneliness in a world that ostracizes those who don’t quite fit in.

Children- a lively animated storytelling of The Toymaker’s Son; a parable of God’s creation and salvation and who we were made to be.

The reason for the name of my ministry – Beauty Like Henna – is because of a prayer a friend of mine prayed over me once. She mentioned that God had given me a certain beauty, not in the conventional way that beauty is thought of, but different, like henna. Henna is used as a sign of celebration in the East and I liked the idea of being God’s beauty of celebration. Then I read this verse in Isaiah that swelled my heart to overflowing:

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; Isaiah 49:16a ESV.

Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s hands being nailed to the cross in order to pay the price of our own sins so we wouldn’t have to, we can celebrate and be sure that He will never forget us, because of those beautiful scars on His hands that will forever remind Him of us and remind us of His great love for us.

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In His hands,