Poland - Pietrakov
June 12 - 21, 2020 | Lodz, Poland
Since 1990, shortly after the fall of Communism in the country, Proem Ministries has been working to help share a message that has long been forgotten. With less than 50,000 Evangelical Christians in the whole country, there are plenty of opportunities for ministry. Proem has been effectively planting churches and running camps for years. The Crossing sends teams to work with Pastor Rafal and his team during their “Kontakt Festival,” where Proem takes over the city of Lodz, the third largest city in Poland. It transforms into a city-wide volunteer-driven serving opportunity. Teams come from around the world to participate in city-wide cleanup projects, renovations, and outreach during the day, and put on concerts every night at various venues. The purpose of this week is to give the city a positive contact with their ministry and the church as a whole as Evangelical Christianity is seen as a “cult” in many parts of Poland where Catholicism is the primary religion.
Trip Dates: June 12 - 21, 2020
Trip Cost: $2,300
Trip Leader: Aaron Hofman
Trip Size: 12
Trip Open To: 15+ *
Application Deadline: January 14, 2020
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP?
The Crossing firmly believes in providing opportunities for individuals to learn more about what God is doing around the world. We are committed to offering trips and service projects for you to see firsthand what ministry looks like in Poland and how you can actively contribute to serving others globally and locally. Our hope is that you will be compelled to change something within your lifestyle at home after this experience and make a greater impact in Las Vegas.
WHAT WILL THE TEAM BE DOING?
During this trip, the team from The Crossing will primarily be working alongside groups from all around the globe during a week-long, city-wide festival. The team will be working to prepare for this and help put on the festival. During the day there will be various projects to help prepare for the festival and there will also be concerts to attend for the festival at night.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS?
- Must attend The Crossing or live in Las Vegas with the ability to attend team meetings.
- Pre-mission trip experience is NOT required.
- Open to anyone 16+*
- Must have a passport 75 days prior to departure.
- Passport CANNOT expire within 6 months of departure.
- Submit deposit at registration and complete application for approval.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
- How much do I pay directly to The Crossing? $2,300 per traveler. There will be a $300 deposit due at registration that is fully refundable until the date registration closes in case you need to drop out.
- What is included in the trip cost? All transportation expenses, housing, supplies, traveler’s insurance, and all meals while in Poland.
- What is not included in the trip cost? Passport, food while traveling to/from Poland, snacks/drinks at corner stores, and Souvenir shopping money.
- Worried about raising funds? God will provide! Your hard work is still required though, so during team meetings, your leader will discuss fundraising tips and ideas to help you be prepared for your journey.
Transportation - Vans, busses, and trains will be used to get around Poland.
- Housing - The team will be staying in a standard hotel, very similar to most American hotels.
*Trip applicants that are 16 or 17 years old must be approved by the trip leader to go on a trip without a parent/guardian.