For the last 13 years Two Eight Ministries has assisted community outreach efforts in over 10 countries around the world. No in the midst of a national opiate epidemic, Two Eight is using the power of music to unite communities together and empower local recovery efforts around the state of Indiana.
The "Our Story. Our Time. Tour" is a high impact "story driven" concert experience designed to UNITE communities together around this common struggle that is affecting us all in one way or another. "We have to share the 'heart' of this crisis and not just the facts. This is about people we know and love, not faceless stats." We want to INSPIRE communities to care about the families who have become victims of this epidemic. Finally the event is a designed for communities to meet and connect with their local recovery process, ask questions, and find ways to become a part of their long term efforts. For a movement of change to start we must MOVE into action.
God has entrusted us all with time, talents, and treasures.
TIME- These events take a lot of work and a lot of time and prep to pull off. We are always expanding our volunteer team who comes with us to front lines of ministry. Our "Day of the event" is typically a 12 hour work day or longer. This does not include the hours of preparation and training our volunteer team does in advance. Taking the time to pray over our team and this state wide struggle is so important if we are to see lives change and hearts open to the freedom and abundant life God is offering.
TALENT - If you are a professional sound, lighting, video, or A/V tech we could really use your help. Or if you are someone who is a part of your local recovery process (health care, law enforcement, schools, recovery programs, church alliances) and are interested in facilitating an "Our Story. Our Time." outreach event to rally your community together around this epidemic we would love to partner with you!
TREASURES - Two Eight Ministries has always been 100% funded by family members, friends, and a handful of local church partners around the country who have a heart and passion to see this next generation reached for Christ. Our monthly support team have made it possible for Jillian and I to continue this work for 13 years! However, in addition to our monthly needs the cost for us to transport this scale of production, professional musicians, gear, and trained team around the state costs us $1,200 for each event. We have cut several costs to get our price point here, but we knew the impact of our experience would have to be BIG in order to share the severity of this crisis. Our goal with this campaign is to cover the front end cost of our first 12 events so that we can truly empower the communities we are partnering with. In addiction to the event costs we are trying to raise the remaining $8,000 for lighting, professional grade projection equipment, recording, and promotional materials. If you or your church would be willing to purchase one event or a piece of equipment it would help us more than you know!