With a smile as large as the room, Michelle Willis proudly introduces herself as a musician from Zachary, Louisiana whose goal is to "make a positive difference in the world through music".
The singer/songwriter visited the offices of the Louisiana Annual Conference to share just how true that statement is as she presented Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey a check for over $1,000.
The money was raised back in October during a benefit concert in Winnsboro, Texas where Willis was one of twelve featured musical acts.
"The flood was something that touched their hearts," said Willis. "It made me feel incredibly happy to sing in support of Louisianians. In some ways, it was an affirmation that this is exactly what I was made to do."
Her father, Rev. Ricky Willis, Zachary United Methodist Church, travelled with Michelle. Both were able to speak firsthand about the flood damage in Louisiana and the great need that still exists.
"I am so proud of her. As she stood on stage and shared stories of mucking out from under debris, the folks just kept coming with money." said Rev. Willis. "The folks in that small town were incredibly generous and we are so grateful."
Michelle Willis is currently working on her second album.
You can follow her career and listen to her recordings on her web site: www.michellewillismusic.com and below you can find a video Willis recorded in the days following the August floods in south Louisiana.