Jared's SouthBrook Trip to Poland
Organized by: Jared Thomas
Hey Everyone! My name is Jared Thomas. I am a faith based Husband, Photographer, Drummer, and Music Educator based out of Dayton, Ohio. I've been blessed recently with the opportunity to travel abroad on a 10-Day missions trip to Poland in Late July of this year. SouthBrook has been incredibly involved in Missions work in Poland, teaming up with Kontakt to provide the community of Poland with ministry opportunities, as well as providing many services to the people in the surrounding areas. From providing musical entertainment, photographing events, ministering to individuals, and help inspire spiritual growth I've been incredibly led to make an impact in any way that I can for this trip.
I will be playing drumset in one of two live bands of musicians that are going on this trip. A part from serving the community musically, I will be documenting the events and moments that will help give insight to what we are a part of. I will be updating on my photography Blog, and eventually will release a feature containing the story, and people we meet a long the way. The expenses I am looking for support in will help cover the travel expenses, room & board, and food for the trip. I have more information below regarding how awesome this opportunity is!!! Kontakt Lodz is a week long international volunteer festival ran by the Proem organization in cooperation with the city of Lodz! The purpose of the event is to show the positive impact that volunteering can have on the surrounding city, community, and people! The festival itself has three areas of focus: HELP, SPORT, and ARTS. All of these areas help support training, social assistance, demonstrations, concerts, artistic activities, streetball tournaments, coaching basketball, watching films concerning social issues, and conversing with interesting people from all over the world. There are volunteers from as far as America, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Belarus, and others. With your help and support, I will be able to contribute my faith, time, and efforts to be utilized for this event. I will be a part of two bands that will be playing throughout the trip. On top of helping the community, I will spend some of my time photographing/documenting the trip! All of the donations pay for airfare, food, stay, and materials to do the work needed in the city.
Since the start of the Kontakt festival 6 years ago, South Broom church has helped contribute hundreds of volunteers, renovated many buildings within the community, and performed many live shows with numerous musical acts. Please feel free to donate, pray, and share this page. I am ultimately most excited about serving for God through acts of love and kindness to a community in need. I would gratefully appreciate your prayers, thoughts, good vibes, and support during this process. Thank you for your time and consideration! This will be my first time attending the event, and I'm incredibly excited for this opportunity that God has brought into my life. I would love to fulfill this mission, and help contribute to as many lives as possible. Below are some video highlights of last years festival!