Curtis Zackery Emcees the Global Finals in Knoxville
In May, Curtis Zackery (CZ) had the unique privilege to serve as the emcee for the Global Finals, an annual competition connected to Destination Imagination (DI), in Knoxville, TN. This organization is recognized in its efforts to cultivate ingenuity and creativity in students around the world. There were close to 17,000 students and leaders in attendance.
During this week-long event, CZ served as master of ceremonies for the opening and closing celebrations as well as for some of the larger DI community events that occurred. The heart and preparation that went into every aspect of the week’s festivities was evident and invigorating according to CZ.
“My time in Knoxville showed me, in vivid ways, a common hope that we have for the future with many individuals from around the globe. It was an amazing blessing to prayerfully serve the time with energy and excitement” said CZ. He continued, “Often, I find myself serving in settings that center on one specific church or ministry’s vision. This was a chance to be present and supportive of an organization that brought people together from all walks of life and different backgrounds for the sake of learning.” Through serving, CZ had countless conversations with various individuals which afforded him the opportunity to answer the question of his reason for his hope in life.
CZ reflects, “In a time when there is so much pain and turmoil around the world, I’m thankful for opportunities like this that allow me to prayerfully share the love of Jesus in practical and tangible ways.”
—Submitted by Curtis Zackery