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Aug 2017 — Jun 2018

South Asia Colombia

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Route Completed
11 countries

Route Guides

Bill Swan
Program Exec
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I spent the first two decades of my Christian life afraid of disappointing God. I was trying to be a good servant and live a good life so God would be happy with me. During my own journey as a World Racer, God revealed how deeply He loves me, and that His desire is to actually partner with me in this life. This changed everything for me! I've spent the last nine years partnering with God through the World Race, to help others awaken to how much their Father loves them and the great adventure of living and loving like Jesus. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you on your World Race journey.
Bill Swan
Elder
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I spent the first two decades of my Christian life afraid of disappointing God. I was trying to be a good servant and live a good life so God would be happy with me. During my own journey as a World Racer, God revealed how deeply He loves me, and that His desire is to actually partner with me in this life. This changed everything for me! I've spent the last nine years partnering with God through the World Race, to help others awaken to how much their Father loves them and the great adventure of living and loving like Jesus. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you on your World Race journey.
Katie Swan
Elder
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Erika Wynne
Squad Mentor
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Dan Shogren
Coach
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We are Dan and Karen Shogren and we Coach for the World Race. My husband and I have been living in the Atlanta area for over 15 years. We have three married children and two granddaughters. I believe that the calling of God on my life recently as coach has brought more growth and blessing than any other ministry I have served. I am not confused about who Christ is. That's settled for me. Now, He wants to show me His beauty and how it works out in the people of the world. I believe that the fullest life is an authentic life. It is a process that unfolds in the most beautiful ways. The World Race has done more to show me truth about the world, others and myself than I ever would have imagined. And in that we see Him! I also have My full time job working with women who struggle with addictions and eating disorders at a live in recovery rehab center.
Karen Shogren
Coach
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We are Dan and Karen Shogren and we Coach for the World Race. My husband and I have been living in the Atlanta area for over 15 years. We have three married children and two granddaughters. I believe that the calling of God on my life recently as coach has brought more growth and blessing than any other ministry I have served. I am not confused about who Christ is. That's settled for me. Now, He wants to show me His beauty and how it works out in the people of the world. I believe that the fullest life is an authentic life. It is a process that unfolds in the most beautiful ways. The World Race has done more to show me truth about the world, others and myself than I ever would have imagined. And in that we see Him! I also have My full time job working with women who struggle with addictions and eating disorders at a live in recovery rehab center.
Carmella Nicholson
Alum Squad Leader
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Joshua Glover
Alum Squad Leader
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Kaci Eccles
Alum Squad Leader
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Bradley Ratkowski
Squad Leader
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Carmen Eby
Squad Leader
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Cristin Ratkowski
Squad Leader
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Jessica Bundy
Squad Leader
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Where They Went - What They Did

Asia

South Asia Hub

South Asia

South Asia

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Central Asia

Nepal Hub

Nepal

Nepal

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Southeast Asia

Thailand Hub

Thailand

Thailand

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Southeast Asia

Cambodia Hub

Cambodia

Cambodia

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Southeast Asia

Vietnam Hub

Vietnam

Vietnam

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Central Africa

Rwanda Hub

Rwanda

Rwanda

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East Africa

Ethiopia Hub

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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Central South America

Bolivia Hub

Bolivia

Bolivia

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Western South America

Peru Hub

Peru

Peru

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Northern South America

Ecuador Hub

Ecuador

Ecuador

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Northern South America

Colombia Hub

Colombia

Colombia

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

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

Team Name: 6 Chicas Plus 1

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Paige Deur
Paige Deur
Grand Haven, MI
India Favorite
India Favorite
New Orleans, LA
Juliana Grinols
Juliana Grinols
Erie, CO
Ashley Guinn
Ashley Guinn
Garden Ridge, TX
Stephanie Hamilton
Stephanie Hamilton
Spring Hill, TN
Bekah Melton
Bekah Melton
SPOKANE, Washington
Kayla Strickler
Kayla Strickler
Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO

Team Name: 6 Seconds

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Mary Claire Brogden
Mary Claire Brogden
Greensboro, NC
Matt Cotov
Matt Cotov
East Brunswick, NJ
Luke Hanna
Luke Hanna
Laurel, MS
Taylor Hendren
Taylor Hendren
Highlands Ranch, CO
Regan Smith
Regan Smith
Los Angeles, CA
Jack Twitty
Jack Twitty
Rochester, MI

Team Name: Lil\u0146 Seizers

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Alexandra Banks
Alexandra Banks
Hendersonville, Tn
Aaron Best
Aaron Best
Orange, TX
Kristen Coughlin
Kristen Coughlin
Chicago , Illinois
Andrew Elkins
Andrew Elkins
Aurora, CO
Madison Elkins
Madison Elkins
Lewiston, ID
Andre Gonzalez Vargas
Andre Gonzalez Vargas
San Jose, Other
Caleigh Schuur
Caleigh Schuur
Grand Rapids, MI

Team Name: Marvel

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Jo Bosserman
Jo Bosserman
Golva, ND
Tate Cook
Tate Cook
Otto, NC
Diana Dvorak
Diana Dvorak
Gig Harbor, WA
Katie Haughwout
Katie Haughwout
Port orange, Fl
Kayla Norwood
Kayla Norwood
Hartselle, Al
Kamiren Passavanti
Kamiren Passavanti
Roseville, CA
Kim Pierce
Kim Pierce
San Diego, CA

Team Name: Serendipity

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Heather Blumenfeld
Heather Blumenfeld
Villa Rica, GA
Caitlin Carpenter
Caitlin Carpenter
Arlington, TX
Carla Dunn
Carla Dunn
Macon, GA
Mikayla Hartel
Mikayla Hartel
Wheaton, IL
Emmy Hendrix
Emmy Hendrix
Marietta, GA
Grace Koerner
Grace Koerner
Tulsa, OK
Morgan McGee
Morgan McGee
Killen, AL

Team Name: Single SeɁoritas

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Lindsay Adams
Lindsay Adams
Mercer Island, WA
Janine Brannis
Janine Brannis
Smithfield, VA
Jackie Jimenez
Jackie Jimenez
Ventura, CA
Gabbie Ueberroth
Gabbie Ueberroth
Gainesville, FL
Diane Velasquez
Diane Velasquez
Rogers, Arkansas

Team Name: Squad Leader

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Jess Bundy
Jess Bundy
Southport, NC
Carmen Eby
Carmen Eby
Lexington, KY
Bradley Ratkowski
Bradley Ratkowski
Mt Pleasant, SC
Cristin Ratkowski
Cristin Ratkowski
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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