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Aug 2017 — Jun 2018

Colombia Latvia

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
E4 Leader
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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
E4 Leader
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Ashley Powell
Squad Mentor
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Hey! I'm Ashley Powell and I work for Adventures in the capacity of a Squad Mentor with the World Race. My job is to work stateside and coordinate the overall experience of a squad's World Race. I fly out to see my squad 4-5 times over the course of their 11-month journey. I'm 28. I love dogs, Twizzlers and running. I have a typewriter, a really small (think fuel-efficient) car and a degree in Communication. I went on the Race in 2012 and have been working with Adventures ever since.
Dan Banse
Coach
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Dan and Ruanne Banse were powerfully called by God out of the corporate world in 2010 where they continue to be trained and mentored to love and heal Godņs people all around the world. Their passion is to show the Fatherņs Heart and Love and release His Kingdom into the lives of others. They value intimacy with the Father and desire to walk with God in truth and accountability, always checking the log in their own eyes first. Their hearts are to impart Papa Godņs Heart to others, to live in His love, to bring healing, restoration, vision and direction to the lives of Godņs sons and daughters and to reveal the destiny God has planned for them. Jeremiah 29:11. Dan and Ruanne lead and staff Harvest Schools all over the world. They love pioneering new schools and leading outreaches wherever God calls. They minister under the covering of Iris Ministries, RTF Ministries and Convergence Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Dan is originally from Iowa and Ruanne is from Alabama. They have 3 amazing children and 5 amazing grandchildren.
Ruanne Banse
Coach
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Dan and Ruanne Banse were powerfully called by God out of the corporate world in 2010 where they continue to be trained and mentored to love and heal Godņs people all around the world. Their passion is to show the Fatherņs Heart and Love and release His Kingdom into the lives of others. They value intimacy with the Father and desire to walk with God in truth and accountability, always checking the log in their own eyes first. Their hearts are to impart Papa Godņs Heart to others, to live in His love, to bring healing, restoration, vision and direction to the lives of Godņs sons and daughters and to reveal the destiny God has planned for them. Jeremiah 29:11. Dan and Ruanne lead and staff Harvest Schools all over the world. They love pioneering new schools and leading outreaches wherever God calls. They minister under the covering of Iris Ministries, RTF Ministries and Convergence Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Dan is originally from Iowa and Ruanne is from Alabama. They have 3 amazing children and 5 amazing grandchildren.
Myles Willman
Alum Squad Leader
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Teagan MacKnight
Alum Squad Leader
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Austin Ulsh
Advisor
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Hey. My name is Austin. My father is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and wanted to name me Dallas, but my mom was definitely not naming her child Dallas(thanks mom!). Since Austin is a city in Texas, it was negotiated to be my name. I love the Fall and spring. They are my favorite times of the year, also the best times of the year to go for a run(or motorcycle ride), which I love as well. I also love ultimate frisbee, tennis, volleyball, football and other sports activities. Also I have no shame and fully comfortable in saying that I love Channing Tatum. He's a good looking man who can dance. Just sayin'
Katie Hill
Squad Logistics
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Hi, I'm Katie! I am married to a great man, Robbie, and we have a little girl named Noa. I am the Ministry Programs Executive Assistant, which means that I help leadership at AIM reach key objectives with excellence so that our programs are constantly improving. My husband and I said Yes to the Lord in an adventure of a lifetime by going on the World Race in July 2015. During our trip we started to grasp what it truly meant to say Yes to the Lord in every situation, both big and small. We moved to Gainesville, GA in July 2016 after returning from the World Race in May. I have a heart for teaching others how to steward the Lords money well, as well as discipleship of women as they seek to know the Lord further through their own stories. I love getting to watch people walk into freedom in the Lord and am truly blessed to get to be apart of that in any way. I also really love traveling, coffee and flowers, just sayin'. :)
Allina Robie
Squad Leader
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Nichol Crose
Squad Leader
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Where They Went - What They Did

South America

Colombia

South America
Colombia

Colombia

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South America

Ecuador

South America
Ecuador

Ecuador

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South America

Peru

South America
Peru

Peru

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Asia

Indonesia

Asia
Indonesia

Indonesia

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Asia

Philippines

Asia
Philippines

Philippines

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Asia

Vietnam

Asia
Vietnam

Vietnam

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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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Europe

Moldova

Europe
Moldova

Moldova

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Europe

Ukraine

Europe
Ukraine

Ukraine

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Europe

Latvia

Europe
Latvia

Latvia

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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
David Golub
David Golub
Vancouver, WA
Reece Holland
Reece Holland
Oneonta, Alabama
Lyndsee Landon
Lyndsee Landon
Richland, WA
Paxtyn Lotz
Paxtyn Lotz
Hillsboro, MO
Carly Miers
Carly Miers
Tallahassee, FL
Erika Selby
Erika Selby
Carrollton, TX
Zachery Calderon
Zachery Calderon
Lubbock, TX
Chase Collins
Chase Collins
Lexington, KY
Madison Moore
Madison Moore
Baltimore, Ohio
Monica Plisiecki
Monica Plisiecki
Monroe Twp, NJ
Leah Van Someren
Leah Van Someren
Denver, CO
Kat Wilder
Kat Wilder
Conyers, GA
Nichol Crose
Nichol Crose
Bloomington, IN
Allina Robie
Allina Robie
Gainesville, GA
Kenna Daugherty
Kenna Daugherty
Fisherville, KY
Mack Kraemer
Mack Kraemer
Okanogan, WA
Susan Moreland
Susan Moreland
Overland Park, KS
Kirsten Overholser
Kirsten Overholser
Clarks Summit, PA
Kaitlyn Upton
Kaitlyn Upton
Corpus Christi, TX

Stories From the Field

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