Focus: Sports Ministry, Community Outreach, Kids Ministry, Manual Labor
Begin your journey in Costa Rica, near the coastal town of Puerto Viejo. During your time in this tropical country, you will work alongside other missionaries at a local YWAM base. You will use your gifts and passions to dive into a variety of opportunities from children’s ministry to tutoring or sports outreach. Share the hope of the Gospel with indigenous groups impacted by poverty. Join the local church to worship and share testimonies of what God is doing.
Along the way, you’ll also get a chance to do projects that will help the base continue to reach their community long after you’re gone. As you connect with locals, you’ll share the joy you’ve found through pushing beyond the surface-level understanding of God to experience what it means to have a real, life-changing relationship with Him. While you grow in your spiritual gifts, you can walk out your faith by showing this pura vida nation the true source of Life.
Focus: Relationship Evangelism, College Ministry, Community Outreach, Local Church
Embark on a wild journey down the path less traveled through the cobblestone streets and sunflower fields of Romania. At the heart of Eastern Europe, many in this nation still live with the fear that came from its communist past. Alongside Hope Church, one of our ministry partners, you can reach this country with the hope that Jesus brings!
There are over 30,000 college students in Craiova, and you’ll spend your days building meaningful relationships with them. As you share your life with them, they will see Jesus in you. You’ll be able to connect people interested in knowing about who Jesus is with Hope Church for mentorship and community. Through partnering with local churches, you’ll minister to youth groups, join in worship, and share testimonies of what God is doing. You’ll get the opportunity to empower college students to reach the rest of the Balkans for years to come, and you may even travel to other countries in the region to help with short-term projects!
Focus: Children's Ministry, Community Development, Leadership, Family Strengthening
Step away from modern life in the rural village of Nsoko, Eswatini, where you will fall in love with the incredible sunsets and the simple pace of life. The devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic stands in contrast to the beauty of this country and its people. You will partner with the incredible team, made up of mostly national missionaries, at our Adventures in Missions Eswatini base to strengthen families and bring hope to over 7,000 orphaned children.
At one of our 40 CarePoints around the country, you will work alongside local staff who are providing these children with food, clean water, education, healthcare, and mentorship. Our base staff will help equip you to holistically care for these children and teach them about Jesus. You’ll jump into a strong, sustainable ministry and provide hands and support for these local missionaries. Watch God transform your life as He continues to transform this country!
With coastlines on two oceans, world famous mountain views, and 11 official languages, South Africa is the southernmost country on the continent of Africa. You'll even get a chance to travel to a fourth country! Join our ministry partner, Global Leadership Academy in Jeffrey’s Bay, for a week or two in a 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.
Squad is the term we use at the World Race to describe the 30-45 people traveling with you on your route this year!
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Fort Collins, Co
Rochester, New York
Application Closes in 189 Days
September 9, 2022—May 31, 2023
*Dates are approximate and subject to change
*Must be 18 by March 1, 2023
April 20, 2022
June 22, 2022—June 26, 2022
*Dates subject to change by a few days
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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