Sep 2022 — May 2023

Activation Route

Partner with local ministries to build sustainability and give hope to their communities.
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Application Deadline: April 20, 2022
Activation Route
4 countries
Duration: 9 Months Age Range: 18-20 Fundraising Amount: $15,800 Boot Camp: June 22 ‑ 26, 2022

Route Guides

Hope Mendola-Wong
Hope Mendola-Wong
Elder
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I thought I was a Christian, but when I was 19 my view of everything (Jesus, the Bible, Church, Christianity) came tumbling down. I found myself angry and confused as I questioned what I had been told all my life. Little did I know I was on the path to making my faith my own. I spent the next few years figuring out who God was and what I believed. By the time I was 21, I decided Jesus was the answer. Since then, God has taken me from the slums of India to the mountains of Africa. He's transformed my heart, strengthened my faith, and given me purpose beyond myself. My story has given me a passion for the next generation because I know firsthand how influential those first few years out of high school are. I can't wait for you to join us on this journey!
Drew Stamey
Drew Stamey
Advisor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Guatemala

Central America
Guatemala

Guatemala

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Location: Antigua
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Guatemala Base
Focus: Community Outreach & Development, Children's Ministry, Sports Ministry

Known as the Land of Eternal Spring, the weather in Guatemala is as warm as its hospitable people. You’ll spend your time near Antigua with our Adventures in Missions base team, including several local missionaries and World Race alumni!

Along the way, our base staff will teach and equip you with God’s word. You will also work alongside them to build relationships with the surrounding communities and show God’s love in tangible ways. As you jump into this established ministry and work alongside other missionaries you’ll find yourself playing soccer with local kids or teaching English in a local school. You’ll worship alongside other missionaries and use your gifts to glorify God with each day in Guatemala.

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Africa

South Africa

Africa
South Africa

South Africa

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Location: Jeffrey's Bay
Ministry: Global Leadership Academy
Focus: Children's Ministry, Teaching, Evangelism

With coastlines on two oceans, world famous mountain views, and 11 official languages, South Africa is the southernmost country on the continent of Africa. Join our ministry partner, Global Leadership Academy in Jeffrey’s Bay, to reach this country still healing from its dark and painful history of racism and segregation.

From feeding programs to sports ministry, you’ll have many opportunities for youth and children’s ministry. You’ll work in the school system, teaching academic lessons and life skills, tutoring, or sharing the love of Jesus with students. You may even get a chance to share your gifts through music lessons! You can make the most of this beachside town by connecting with tourists and backpackers searching for more.

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Southeast Asia

Cambodia

Southeast Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Location: Siem Reap
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Cambodia Base
Focus: Community Outreach, Family Strengthening

From the modern city of Siem Reap to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the Kingdom of Cambodia intrigues and inspires. Hitch a ride on a rickety tuk-tuk down dusty village roads and you might see houses built on stilts or crumbling Buddhist temples. Here, family is everything. Even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation, the Cambodian people are rebuilding with a resilient outlook and a generous heart.

Join our Cambodia base team as they continue their ministry to local street kids and share the hope of the Gospel with families in surrounding villages. You’ll also get to help families create better futures for their children by teaching English and other life skills. Watch God use the strength of the family to rebuild this country as He continues to build your faith.

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Southeast Asia

Thailand

Southeast Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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Location: Chiang Mai
Ministry: Network of local ministry partners
Focus: Children's Ministry, Teaching English, Community Outreach

*BONUS COUNTRY*

On this route, you'll have the opportunity to experience Thailand as well! This nation’s friendly people have earned Thailand its suitable nickname as the Land of Smiles. Here you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country, whether you are prayer-walking through the red-light district, ministering to tourists, playing with street kids or teaching English to local Thai people.

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

Active Squad

Squad is the term we use at the World Race to describe the 30-45 people traveling with you on your route this year!

Squad
Micah Barker
Micah Barker
Mooresville, North Carolina
Lyd Brooks
Lyd Brooks
Louisville, KY
Yeye Fajardo
Yeye Fajardo
Junction City, OR
Rachel Farner
Rachel Farner
Sherwood, OR
Madeline Honea
Madeline Honea
brookhaven, mississippi
Chloe Howard
Chloe Howard
Rutledge, GA
Chloe Johnson
Chloe Johnson
Moncks Corner, SC
Rylee Minish
Rylee Minish
Commerce, GA
Lydia Grace Penny
Lydia Grace Penny
Raleigh, North Carolina
Remy Shootman
Remy Shootman
Salt Lake City, Utah
Analise Thibodeaux
Analise Thibodeaux
Katy, Texas
Application Closes in 189 Days

Route Details

9 Months

Duration

September 9, 2022—May 31, 2023

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

18-20

Age Range

April 20, 2022

Application Deadline

$15,800

Fundraising Requirement

June 22, 2022—June 26, 2022

*Dates subject to change by a few days
Boot Camp
You will spend a month at our headquarters in Gainesville, GA being trained to be effective cross-cultural missionaries and generally awesome human beings. Then you’ll have 8 months to get out into the world and walk it out (starting with a two-week domestic ministry before launching overseas!)

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