January 2019 World Race Expedition 10/40 Window


World Race: January 2019 Expedition Route


This Expedition will serve throughout the 10/40 window, the most unreached area in the world. Out of 4.75 billion people living in this region, most have never been exposed to the Gospel.

Pioneering into several new World Race countries, this route will have a greater focus on adventure and abandonment. It will be intentionally challenging and physically demanding, traveling vast distances over land and sea. This route requires a high level of physical endurance, adaptability, leadership, and spiritual maturity.

There will be additional training specifically designed for this route. Only 30 people who are ready for the Expedition will be accepted. Countries and route order are subject to change.

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Japan

Japan

Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is made up of almost 7,000 islands and boasts the world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo. Religious freedom has been in place since the end of World War II, but 84% of the Japanese people practice Buddhism or Shintoism or a combination of both, and fewer than one percent are Christian. Groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons are reaching the Japanese people faster than Christians are. Japan needs excited young missionaries to help infuse a sense of freshness to the missionary effort.


Taiwan

Taiwan

Officially name The Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan is an island located directly off the south eastern shore of China. Taiwan has shuffled between the control of Japan and mainland China for the past century. Over the last 50 years, Taiwan has slowly become a multi-party democracy and has experienced economic growth and industrialization.

Although the Taiwanese people enjoy freedom of press, economic liberties, public education, and good healthcare, the vast majority of them do not understand the freedom that Christ offers. Most practice a combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and ancient Chinese religions. They are living in prosperity while lost in spiritual darkness.

Come bring true freedom and light to this island nation.


China

China

Home to the Great Wall and a sixth of the world’s population, China is one of the most exciting and strategic places to be a missionary. While China has grown in leaps and bounds industrially, intellectually, and economically, it's still a politically closed nation. Depending on where you travel, you may meet Buddhists, Muslims, and Taoists—but very few Christians. However, the underground church is extensive and continues growing (and even thriving!) amidst persecution. Will you encourage the long term missionaries in China and share the love of Jesus in a country where His name is not known?


Mongolia

Mongolia

Founded by Genghis Khan in 1206 and under Communist rule until 1990, Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world. 30% of the population is nomadic. The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is home to almost half of the country's population. The people of Mongolia are highly independent, used to relying on themselves and their immediate communities as they live and travel throughout the land. The majority of them are either non-religious or Tibetan Buddhist. Most have never heard of Jesus. Is God calling you to share the Gospel in a land where His name isn't known?


Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Straddling Europe and Asia, the nation of Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, yet it is one of the least densely populated. The term “kazakh” comes from an ancient Turk word meaning, “independent; free spirit” - a perfect description for its horseback nomadic culture. Its over 130 different ethnic groups come from both Europe and Asia. The last to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan has the largest and strongest economy in Central Asia due to an abundance of mineral and fossil fuels. With 70% of its population Muslim and 26% Russian Orthodox, it is also a land in need of the Gospel. While in this land of free spirits, you will share the truth that real freedom comes from dependence on Jesus Christ.


Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Due to its mountainous terrain, Kyrgyzstan is isolated from its neighbors and farther from the sea than any other country on earth. It also has one of the most preserved ancient cultures in the world. As a crossroads of ancient civilizations - from the Silk Road to other commercial trade routes - and a land of nomads itself, its people are an almost pristine picture of the great warriors who walked the land centuries ago. The birthplace of Islam for Central Asia, Kyrgyzs consider themselves more cultural Muslims than devout practitioners. While in Kyrgyzstan you will share the ancient truth of how God, the ultimate warrior, conquered death so they can live victoriously.


Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Home to towering mountain ranges and rolling hills beside the sea, Azerbaijan is sure to take your breath away. Islam seems to be the dominant religion with 98% prescribing to the faith, but perhaps only in name. A recent poll showed that religion was important to only 21% of the citizens, which is good news for the living gospel of Jesus Christ. Get the opportunity to share how intimate the love of God is with the people of Azerbaijan.


Georgia

Georgia

The crossroads between Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia has the deepest known cave in the world. Formerly part of the USSR, in 2007 the World Bank dubbed the nation “the #1 economic reformer in the world” due to its developing economy and natural resources, growing tourist popularity, and oil pipeline. 84% of the population are members of the Georgian Orthodox church, which claims to be founded by the Apostle Andrew. While in Georgia you will be a part of this nation’s continuing growth as you live and serve in one of the first locations of the early church.


Armenia

Armenia

This small mountainous nations is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, and Azerbaijan to the east, Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as a religion in AD 301. Today the predominant religion is Christianity and was founded by the two apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew. Hundreds of years later, during WWI, the Ottoman Empire targeted Armenians and systematically murdered 1.5 million of them. This horrific event is known as the Armenian genocide or the Armenian Holocaust. Remind the Armenian people of God’s goodness in the oldest Christian nation, who has overcome great oppression.


Israel

Middle East

The land Jesus called home, this region is the birthplace of Christianity. It is also home to Islam and Judaism. Perhaps because of religious conflicts, this area is known for instability and conflict. Recent events have led to millions of refugees fleeing ISIS and other terrorist groups. Spend time in the more stable nations in the Middle East, encouraging local believers and sharing the love of Christ with those living in in unrest.


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