After the close of Kontakt Lodz, the team has been discussing what our favorite moments from the trip are. I, however don’t have just one moment that sticks out.
The very first day we got to Poland, we worshiped with some Polish people which was life changing for me. It was amazing seeing all those people worship God in a different language. It’s so cool and mind-boggling to me that we share the same faith with people halfway around the world.
The night before Kontakt Lodz started we had a night of worship on the lawn behind our dorms and it was AWESOME! The band was amazing and everyone was there singing there hearts out for God, and it felt really good to worship in English! Haha.
The next day, we started our projects. I was in a group of 6 people and we were renovating the home of an older man named Andrew. The apartment was very small and in very poor condition. The only bathroom for the whole building was on the top floor of a 6 story building and there was no shower. We had to move his furniture up four flights of stairs into the attic, painted his walls, scraped his windows down, put new flooring in the kitchen, and carpet in the living room. Andrew was truly touched by all of our work. He would constantly tell us that he was very surprised that a bunch of young people flew all the way to Poland to help him and people like him.
It’s been really cool getting to hang out with my big brother, Jordan! Being in the military makes it hard for me to see my family so getting to spend so much time with him has been such a blessing. Also, I enjoyed getting to know the whole team. Everyone is so unique and special in their own way. I will definitely miss them when I go back home.
– Sheila Smith