WORSHIP AND CONCERT OUTREACH ministry
ENCOUNTER THE LIVING GOD AND NEVER THIRST AGAIN. JOHN 4:10, 14
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you Living Water.... Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life
Founder, lAURA kACZOR, INTRODUCES LIFETHIRST at University of valley forge
"Jesus said in John 6:35, "I am the Bread of Life, whoever comes to Me shall not hunger and and whosoever believes in Me shall never thirst...." We named this LifeThirst because we know that only God can quench the deepest thirsts in our soul, only He can satisfy that hunger for meaning, purpose, direction and ultimately He is our salvation. We want to be a people of God who is dynamically searching and seeking for Him as we recognize that Jesus is the only answer for this world and we want to be a light and a beacon." - Laura Kaczor
History: I had a life-changing encounter with the Lord my senior year in high school. I was at Creation Festival, a huge Christian music festival held annually in Pennsylvania. My youth group organized the trip, and at the time, I had never really experienced any concentrated amounts of modern worship. I met God in those moments, very intimately, and I experienced how worship (through music, my passion!) can bring people closer to the heart of God. It was transformative, and I decided then that I wanted to use my gifts to serve God and to bring others close to Him, the way I experienced it.
Music is a great disarmer – everyone loves music, especially young people. So, if you can create an atmosphere of fun, where people of all ages experience awesome music and worship... it creates a great platform to deliver solid Biblical teaching and the Gospel. The concert setting draws people, the presence of God through worship captures their hearts, and the Gospel and the Word of God saves, delivers, equips and transforms them! I have seen those that become true worshipers, in spirit and in truth, love the Lord with all their heart and ultimately become His servants, and it lasts…for life.
LifeThirst is a great unifier. There are no denominational affiliations, so it’s brought together all ages from many different walks. It has its roots in a 7 year monthly, then quarterly festival where I led worship with testimonies and where the gospel was shared, that grew from 50 to 1000 uniting 150 churches. We’ve seen thousands come to Christ and many more recommit their lives to Him, and we’ve seen revival breakout! Rather than a one-time event, a regular event can truly lead to revival and transformation of an entire region. And it provides an attractive and consistent evangelistic outreach. It’s been powerful, and our vision is to bring LifeThirst across the U.S as part of a movement of the Holy Spirit. So, we would love to come along side churches, pastors, youth pastors, schools and colleges to bring LifeThirst to everyone who 'thirsts' for more of God!
– With Love, Laura and Kelly
Laura's message to girls and women:
"Jesus changes lives. Not a song, or a program, or even a church that does -- it's His presence, the person of Jesus Christ that touches hearts and heals the deepest wounds. But He uses His people and their gifts and their pursuits to go and tell the nations that He is the answer. I also believe that God uses our life experiences to give us a frame of reference, and a deeper understanding in how to minister to people.
As a young woman, in an extremely image conscious line of work, I've faced my share of struggles. “I have a heart for young girls and understand their struggles,” she shares. “Whether it’s sexual sin, abuse or whatever they may feel shameful about, God wants to heal that place in their heart. When His grace is shining in the place where you’ve been hiding, it makes the ugliness beautiful.” Having recently experienced the loss of a close family friend at age 22 through suicide, Laura is even more committed to girls finding Jesus and being set free through His unconditional love and who they are in Him.
"My heart breaks for the way young girls are bombarded with images of who and what they should be, and I long to share that they have a whole other, true identity in Christ. My mission is to help young ladies embrace their God-given identity and live in the freedom that understanding ushers in and to provide healing for damaged emotions, depression, low self-esteem, fears, anxieties, hurts, rejections and more that only comes from the Lord. We want to introduce them to the person of Jesus, and share what He has to say about who they truly are, in Him. It is the message that their future is not defined by their past, their worth is not found in the mirror, and the heart of God beats for them, not against them."-Love, Laura