World Race Reviews
Was the World Race worth it"I don't even know where to begin. But all I can say is go. Don't worry about finances, raise money and trust God. This type of education is better than any education I could find in a classroom. God. Travel. And the people you spend it with will become your "forever friends" and family" - Celeste Lombardo
What People Are Saying:
World Race Parent
Best Selling Author / Speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd,View Website
My daughter has LOVED every second of this Race. Yes it's been hard, they have seen some heart breaking things. She has learned to let the Holy Spirit comfort her and this experience has changed her heart for humanity and given her even more compassion and a courageous faith that trumps fear! There will never be words that can THANK YOU enough! IT WAS WORTH EVERY DOLLAR INVESTED. I feel like the WORLD RACE instilled everything IN my daughter that God wanted her to have to be EQUIPPED and EFFECTIVE for the kingdom work on earth forever. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank everybody on your team for investing in these amazing kids.
Kristina KalmikovView Blog
This was the hardest but best year of my life.
Brittany StollView Blog
The Lord showed me what it’s like to have my heart break for others who are hurting and how I can love them. My confidence in the Lord has also grown a lot. My identity has been rooted in Christ for a while, but I still let fear have a hold on my life. The Lord helped me to overcome fears, like preaching, evangelizing, and saying hard things in love to teammates. It’s awesome to see how much God worked in me and transformed me this year!
Jordan FieldView Blog
The World Race changed my life, it has singlehandedly been the most impactful thing I've ever done. I witnessed God do incredible things around the world, and grew so much in my identity in Christ. I highly recommend the race to anyone wanting to grow, and experience missions!
Gap Year E Squad
Whitney RogersView Blog
The World Race Gap Year was the most challenging and life-changing endeavor that I have ever experienced. I built life-long relationships with people all over the world and encountered God in ways that I never thought possible. I learned what it truly means to dream big with the Lord every day. It was by far the most meaningful 9 months of my entire life.
Brooks DriverView Blog
Absolutely life changing! My eyes were opened to see God's love for his people. The World Race will stretch your faith and put you under amazing leadership to mentor you along the way.
Drew DahlstenView Blog
I was challenged and stretched in my faith while on the World Race in a way that has produced lasting change. It has opened my mind to what a life of discipleship looks like. God could have done this work in any number of ways but, for me at least, he used AIM and the World Race.
Raquel CookeView Blog
Deciding to go into the middle of the market to worship and talk to Hindu’s about Jesus came with a lot of risk, but we were covered in Christ’s peace. We went. We worshipped. We prayed. We laid hands on Hindu’s and Muslim’s. We led teenagers to accept Christ into their hearts. And this beautiful man here received healing in his legs. He regained strength in his body, stood up and walked as if he was sixteen again. His smile filled his face and he was overwhelmed with joy.
Gap Year A Squad
Andy SengsavangView Blog
It will change your life. The community you experience is second to none.
World Race Alumni
I wasn’t created to sit behind a desk, I was created to lead people, I was created to bring life to people.
Celeste LombardoView Blog
I don't even know where to begin. But all I can say is go. Don't worry about finances, raise money and trust God. This type of education is better than any education I could find in a classroom. God. Travel. And the people you spend it with will become your "forever friends" and family.
Christina SimkeView Blog
One cannot do the World Race and come back unchanged.
Author of Lipstick Gospel
Stephanie May WilsonView Website
The things God did in me and through me as I traveled the world were beyond anything I ever could have asked for or imagined, and my life is drastically and amazingly different because of it.
Derek BeginView Blog
Adventures in Missions is honestly one of or if at least, the best Christian missions organizations that I have ever worked with or been a part of. God has used you in amazing ways and taught me so much in every area of my life -- emotionally, physically & spiritually! I am forever grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to be apart of Adventures and the World Race and will definitely continue to recommend to any and all.
Brian AlonzoView Blog
For those who may see The World Race as just another missions trip, I would have to disagree. It's a classroom where the gifts God gives people and the realities of how those gifts were intended to shape and shake the world come together, completely changing a life, spanning the globe through relationship after relationship.
Nate EvansView Blog
I can sum up my World Race experience in one word: Kingdom. Because in that word is the depth of true community, God's heart for the orphaned, widowed and sex-trafficked, a hope-filled way to engage the world and the fullness of God which is the love of Jesus. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is nothing else I want to give my life to.
Eric HansonView Blog
That night, we saw the deaf hear, the blind see, and many people with back pains, headaches, stomach pains, and all sorts of afflictions healed right in front of us! That sort of thing became regular, or as regular as miracles can become.
On an Adventures in Missions trip to Mexico in 1991, at Methodist Camp Thicket, I made a handed-down faith my own. A month ago, our 20-year-old daughter did the same in Costa Rica on a Semesters trip with Adventures! Encountering God’s Holy Spirit in the field with this organization changes everything!
After 6 years of working with World Racers, I have seen first-hand how Adventures and their staff serve with the highest level of integrity. As a businessman who works with hundreds of churches and ministries sending people on mission all around the world, Adventures sets the standard of excellence and striving to do the right thing in every situation, responding with a high degree of competency. As these young people go out to serve and learn, they have highly skilled, committed Christians guiding and setting the example of servant leadership. Adventures is the real deal and the young people come back more mature in their personal faith from the ministry experiences. I recommend Adventures without reservation to anyone seeking to make a difference through Christ-centered missions.
Dr. Bill Pope, D.Min.