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Gospel Van

$30,801 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 512 people in 10 months
WE GOT THE VAN!!!! What an incredible gift. Thank you so much to everyone who has pitched in and helped make this journey happen. We've already reached thousands of souls this year, and I feel this is just the beginning.

The remainder of this campaign is for starting a church/outdoor ministry in Bend, Oregon.

As a former addict/alcoholic, my heart and vision is to help others discover true freedom in Christ.
There's so much more to recovery and sobriety than sitting in AA meetings, and there's more to following Christ than just going to church on Sundays.

I believe church is more than a building.
I believe in open doors, 24/7.
I believe in providing a safe place for the homeless.
I believe in unconditional love.  
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This is unknown territory for me. First of all, I don't know a soul in Oregon, and I've certainly never started a church before. But it's what God has called me to do. He doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

It's a season of massive change, and I'm currently in the process of applying for full-time jobs here in Oregon to help pay the bills and keep this ministry going.

Please pitch in as you feel led. I can't possibly do this alone!!!

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CLTIVATE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry, and all donations are tax-deductible.

May we never underestimate the eternal value of the human soul. Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and support. With God, all things are possible!

-Zack Gudzan







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Hey friends!!!! Just wanted to share a major update with you. As you may know, I'm in Oregon laying the foundation for a church/outdoor recovery ministry.

I also just got engaged last week to the love of my life. Yeah. Crazy. We can't wait to share the entire story with you!!!

This is a season of massive change, and I could really use your help. To embrace my new role as a husband, I feel strongly that it's time for me to get back to full-time work and prepare to provide for a family. So, I'm spending my time in Oregon looking for work, making connections, and putting down roots.

The Gospel Van is still being used for daily outreach, and it's SUCH a huge blessing to have the van as a place of refuge on these cold nights.

I'll just speak my heart here. We got the van, and then support completely dropped off. And that's on me for not communicating and asking for help more regularly.

New life needs to be breathed into this mission, as I transition into starting a church and getting back to full-time work.

All donations will now go toward getting a space in Oregon to start this church from. Doors to open to the homeless. A place for daily and nightly worship gatherings. A place for Christ-centered recovery meetings. A place to pour into others, just as you've poured into me.

Please pitch in as you feel led. Thank you so much for this incredible journey. God is faithful!!!!!

In Christ,

Zack Gudzan
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Insane!!!!! THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, FOR YOUR KINDNESS!!!!

A dear friend reached out and has offered to match every donation until we hit the goal. Crazy.

That means we’re really, really close - it means God hears prayers, it means you have helped make this dream a reality, and it means a ton of people are going to be blessed by your radical generosity!

We can for sure hit this goal today. Again, every dollar is being matched (aka doubled!!). I’m so blown away by this. Just thank you. Times a million. Let’s hit this goal and give God all the glory!!!!!!!

Much Love,

Zack (and Ziva)
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This week has been massive, and I don't even know how to begin to say thank you. I feel like so many people out there fail to realize how significant they really are. Like...we wait on other people to step up first, or we just assume that because there's progress, we're not needed in the process.

I'm so thankful that wasn't your mindset when you decided to give to this mission. I'm so thankful you believe in me when, in truth, many days I don't even believe in myself. Thank you for being my reminder to keep going, and that you care. It's not about dollar amounts...it's about love, and that's what you've shown me.

December is pretty much here, and that scares the crap out of me. Yes, my faith is strong, but I can't pretend this whole thing isn't overwhelming. Every single day in December, I'm gonna have to trust in God's radical provision. There's no room for an "off day." If we're going to hit this goal (which I'm declaring now, YES WE WILL HIT THIS GOAL IN JESUS' NAME), we need to somehow raise an average of $500 per day until January 1st. It's daunting, yet somehow I believe.

Please commit to helping. I need you. In addition to giving my all to raising these funds every day, I have to somehow put together an outreach plan in every state, keep up with social media, contact homeless shelters, treatment centers, and other non-profits all over the country, and also trust that God's going to provide help in every place He calls me to go. It's just a lot.

And I get that money is tight. So if you don't have a dime, say a prayer. Prayers are valuable, and God for sure hears them! I'll be praying that God will radically bless you in this season, that you'll find a peace you've never known before - that He will bring healing into your relationships, hope for today, strength for tomorrow, clarity into your heart about your next move, and that you'll receive the fullness of love you've so graciously given me.

Ok. That's my heart. It's 2:44am right now, and I'm just gonna trust this makes sense. Please help me get this van!!!! And please reach out if you can help in any other way. This is so beyond me! Much love. -Zack

*Mark 11:24*
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Hey friends!! I'm beyond thankful for your love, encouragement, and support of this crazy mission!

On January 1st, I'll be hitting the road again - this time with an even bigger mission: 48 states in 2019.

It was scary to leave everything behind, but I'm so glad I took the risk. It opened the door to so much growth (mostly through trials haha, but I'm grateful for those), and I now see a great need in the world that I'm able to do something about: the need for Jesus.

This van will be used to bring care packages and provide mobile showers for my homeless friends in every state, to host worship gatherings, and to have a safe place to stay at night. But most importantly, this van will be used to share Jesus with the world.

We reached 32 states and 30,000 people with a pickup truck in 2018 - imagine what we can do in 2019 with this van.

My hope and prayer is to reach this goal by January 1st. We've got a lot of ground to cover, but I know we can do it. The prerequisite to every miracle is faith.

Today is Giving Tuesday, and I'm asking for your help! Please pitch in whatever you can, share this on Facebook and Instagram, and let's watch God do the rest!!! Much love. -Zack (and Ziva)
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