Gap and God: Julian's 2018!

Greetings, friends! 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

If you hadn't heard, I'm taking an academic leave to partake in the 9-month GAP program of Kairos North America.  (surprise!)

Living 3 hours east in Michigan, I will be a participant of the University Christian Outreach (UCO-Lansing) surrounded by an excellent group of peers and mentors that support me in my walk to the Lord. 

Beyond this, I will be kept busy with 40 hours of service and training work each week – from humanitarian work and evangelistic practice, to youth work and practical service.

Taking this break from university was a big leap. As recent as last year, I would not have seen myself taking time off after my first year of studies at UBC. However, it was a leap that God really guided me in taking. 

I am beyond excited to leap into God's arms this year and see what He has in store for me.

Clearly, it's not all that easy!
There are a couple things to manage as I go about this mission year! This includes:
✓    flight fare
✓    GAP fee (retreats/conferences, transportation, program)
✓    living expenses

The next steps for me are only possible with your help! 

This will total up to the $11,500 CAD I need to raise for the program alone.

Preceding the year off, this summer, I'll be working hard to pay more bills including: 
✓    covering student loans
✓    summer school
✓    paying bills and current personal expenses
✓    UCO Summer Household   
***You won't be paying for these costs***
Thus, some time of work for the GAP program alone will be taken away, as I work for these expenses first.

With all this information (!!) – I can only ask for your prayers, but I do truly appreciate your generosity. 

Hopefully, GoFundMe will be an accessible tool for your donations for my year off. Feel free to also contact me personally if you feel more comfortable doing so. I appreciate any and every donation for this!


For resource directly linked to Kairos, OR monthly donations, visit

For the program, I have to raise:

- $5,700 CAD for living expenses, spending money, etc. – which can be contributed to HERE.

- $5,800 CAD for the Kairos GAP fee – which can be done on the site ABOVE.)


Love you all with all my heart! Be God's and be loved,

Julian Piezas 

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
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    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • M Siojo 
    • $75 
    • 41 mos
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    • $15 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $222 
    • 42 mos
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Julian Piezas 
Richmond, BC
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