Gospel Van

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Raised by 510 people in 7 months
Just 4 years ago, I was a full-blown drug addict, an alcoholic, severely depressed, and suicidal. I made plans to take my own life on September 29, 2014, and fell to my knees to say a final prayer - just in case God was real. In that very moment, an overwhelming peace flooded my bedroom and I felt the presence of Jesus kneeling beside me. That's when I fully surrendered to His unfailing love, and I've been clean and sober since that day.

Jesus changed my entire life...I'm not even the same person anymore. These 4+ years of sobriety have helped me develop a walking, talking relationship with my Creator, and nothing brings me greater joy than sharing Jesus with hurting people.

The Great Commission is abundantly clear:
I've been called to "Go into all nations and preach the Gospel to every living creature." -Mark 16:15

I left my entire life behind to carry out this mission - my home, my full-time job, all of it. There's just no way I could keep reading the Gospel and not do what it says. Sure, it was scary to leave it all behind and follow Jesus, but it was probably much scarier to die on a cross. This is my life now. I decided to give God 100% of my life, because that's what He did for me.

There’s no home to return to, and no end date...just faith!

100% of funds from this campaign are used for homeless and addiction outreach, providing care packages, tanks of gas, food, and coffee as I take The Gospel Van wherever He leads me! One day at a time. One soul at a time.

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

Visit CLTIVATE.com for more info!

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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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)
Philippians 4:4-13
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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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Just wanted to post a quick and transparent update!!! I'm blown away that we were able to crush the goal of $10k so quickly. Just wow. The total cost of the ideal van is going to be over $50k. (We're outfitting it with mobile showers for the homeless, a rooftop tent, a coffee station, and stocking it with care packages for the homeless.) I've prayed and prayed about this, and I'm sooooooo eager to get this thing going. However, it would be super unwise for me to go into debt on this van. I have to trust that God will provide, and I have to trust His perfect timing.

Anyways, that's why the goal has been increased. It might seem like a lot to you - it does to me, too. That number is nothing in comparison to the number of souls we're going to reach. I'm humbled and honored to open this next chapter of outreach. In God's timing, it will happen.

Please continue to share about this and pitch in if you can. There's no way I can do this alone. Thank you so much for your love and support. To God be the glory!!!! -Zack (and Ziva)
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