As the GAP Base in Glasgow has developed in the past year to provide service and training opportunities, another programme has been growing as well: the Mission Year. A Mission Year focuses the energy and talents of young graduates to serve as Mission Volunteers in local outreaches and programmes. This often means doing personal fundraising to move city or country for a year to be on mission as staff in University and Youth Outreaches or for the GAP Base. We have seen encouraging growth in Kairos-EME; Mission Volunteers see this and want to be a part of it. Right now there are seven Mission Volunteers in our region, each willing to invest a year of their lives to this mission to move it forward, building something that will last and having a lot of fun while doing so!

Maria KMY

Maria Bielicka

From: Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Mission Year: Belfast, N. Ireland
Role: Asst. Women’s Mission Leader.
Maria runs many of the practical
aspects of UCO, serves with the outreach
and evangelism team, and helps disciple
young women new to faith.

 

 

kellyKelly Christopherson
From: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Mission Year: Glasgow, Scotland
Role: Kelly serves as part of the GAP Base
team by leading the women’s household,
supervising and caring for the Gappers in
their service, and helping to develop the GAP Programme.

 

Jonasz Golik
From: Bielsko-Biała, PolandJonasz KMY
Mission Year: Belfast, N. Ireland
Role: Men’s Mission Volunteer. Jonasz helps with the
music and worship team, assists on the outreach team
and helps disciple young men new to faith.

 

 

Eilidh Graham KMYEilidh Graham
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Mission Year: Belfast, N. Ireland
Role: Women’s Mission Leader.
Eilidh helps to run programme nights, leads the
women’s team and disciples young women.

 


Mica Mamonlukmica-headshot-ii
From: Vancouver, Canada
Mission Year: London, England
Role: Staff for Antioch Youth and
[Youth:link]. Mica is a small group
leader, oversees the [Youth:link] band
and leads [Power:hour], a programme
for young teenagers in Acton.

 

 

 

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Bronagh McGlinchey
From: Armagh, N. Ireland
Mission Year: Belfast, N. Ireland
Role: Women’s Mission Volunteer.
Bronagh helps to run core nights,
serves with the cluster life team and
helps disciple young women new to
faith.

 

 

 

 

Stephen KMY 2Stephen Robbins
From: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Mission Year: Glasgow, Scotland
Role: Stephen serves as part of the
GAP Base team by leading the men’s
household, supervising and caring for
the Gappers in their service, and helping
to develop the GAP Programme.

 

 

 

 

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From Kairos – Europe and the Middle East Region, December 2015 newsletter. Used with permission.