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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

Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Asia

Vietnam

Asia
Vietnam

Vietnam

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Africa

Rwanda

Africa
Rwanda

Rwanda

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Africa

Ethiopia

Africa
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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South America

Bolivia

South America
Bolivia

Bolivia

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South America

Peru

South America
Peru

Peru

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South America

Ecuador

South America
Ecuador

Ecuador

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South America

Colombia

South America
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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PaigeDeur
PaigeDeur
Grand Haven,MI
IndiaFavorite
IndiaFavorite
New Orleans,LA
JulianaGrinols
JulianaGrinols
Erie,CO
AshleyGuinn
AshleyGuinn
Garden Ridge,TX
StephanieHamilton
StephanieHamilton
Spring Hill,TN
BekahMelton
BekahMelton
SPOKANE,Washington
KaylaStrickler
KaylaStrickler
Albuquerque,NEW MEXICO

Team Name:6 Seconds

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Mary ClaireBrogden
Mary ClaireBrogden
Greensboro,NC
MattCotov
MattCotov
East Brunswick,NJ
LukeHanna
LukeHanna
Laurel,MS
TaylorHendren
TaylorHendren
Highlands Ranch,CO
ReganSmith
ReganSmith
Los Angeles,CA
JackTwitty
JackTwitty
Rochester,MI

Team Name:Lil\u0146 Seizers

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AlexandraBanks
AlexandraBanks
Hendersonville,Tn
AaronBest
AaronBest
Orange,TX
KristenCoughlin
KristenCoughlin
Chicago ,Illinois
AndrewElkins
AndrewElkins
Aurora,CO
MadisonElkins
MadisonElkins
Lewiston,ID
AndreGonzalez Vargas
AndreGonzalez Vargas
San Jose,Other
CaleighSchuur
CaleighSchuur
Grand Rapids,MI

Team Name:Marvel

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JoBosserman
JoBosserman
Golva,ND
TateCook
TateCook
Otto,NC
DianaDvorak
DianaDvorak
Gig Harbor,WA
KatieHaughwout
KatieHaughwout
Port orange,Fl
KaylaNorwood
KaylaNorwood
Hartselle,Al
KamirenPassavanti
KamirenPassavanti
Roseville,CA
KimPierce
KimPierce
San Diego,CA

Team Name:Serendipity

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HeatherBlumenfeld
HeatherBlumenfeld
Villa Rica,GA
CaitlinCarpenter
CaitlinCarpenter
Arlington,TX
CarlaDunn
CarlaDunn
Macon,GA
MikaylaHartel
MikaylaHartel
Wheaton,IL
EmmyHendrix
EmmyHendrix
Marietta,GA
GraceKoerner
GraceKoerner
Tulsa,OK
MorganMcGee
MorganMcGee
Killen,AL

Team Name:Single SeɁoritas

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LindsayAdams
LindsayAdams
Mercer Island,WA
JanineBrannis
JanineBrannis
Smithfield,VA
JackieJimenez
JackieJimenez
Ventura,CA
GabbieUeberroth
GabbieUeberroth
Gainesville,FL
DianeVelasquez
DianeVelasquez
Rogers,Arkansas

Team Name:Squad Leader

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JessBundy
JessBundy
Southport,NC
CarmenEby
CarmenEby
Lexington,KY
BradleyRatkowski
BradleyRatkowski
Mt Pleasant,SC
CristinRatkowski
CristinRatkowski
Mt. Pleasant,SC
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