Sep 2017 — May 2018

Colombia Albania

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Route Completed
5 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.
Hope Mendola
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!
Deborah Jones
Squad Mentor
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My name is Deborah Ulsh, and I have worked with Adventures in Missions since 2015. I started in Admissions, served as a Gap Year Mentor for 3 years, and am now back in Admissions! I went on the World Race in 2014 and fell in love with this ministry, discipleship, and missions. I met my husband here at Adventures, and we got married in November of 2018. I am passionate about seeing people walk out their identity as sons and daughters of God! And I'll never say no to a good cup of coffee.
Mayrea Reusser
Coach
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Mayrea came to know Christ as a teenager. As a young adult, she served on the mission field in Belize, Central America for six years, working with youth and children. After returning to the USA she married Tom and together they raised 5 children, all of whom have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The couple currently volunteers regularly at church and in the community with programs involving youth, such as 4-H and Master Gardeners. They celebrated 33 years of marriage this fall.
Tom Reusser
Coach
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Tom was born into a Christian home while his parents were on the mission field in Japan. He received the Lord as Savior at the age of 12 while watching a Billy Graham crusade. He attended the universities of Oral Roberts, receiving a BA in history and Indiana University for a joint MBA/JD degree. He has worked in several industries and practiced law for a few years. Presently, he and Mayrea own a small remanufacturing / distribution company in northern Indiana.
Alexis Goldstein
Alum Squad Leader
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Emma Florin
Alum Squad Leader
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Kristen Bennett
Alum Squad Leader
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Laura Berg
Alum Squad Leader
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Clay Holst
Squad Logistics
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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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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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Europe

Albania

Europe
Albania

Albania

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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
Nicholas Hesselgesser
Nicholas Hesselgesser
Liberty Township Ohio, OH
Elijah Higgins
Elijah Higgins
New Hope, MN
Heidi Hochstetler
Heidi Hochstetler
Middlebury, Indiana
Jaclyn Hronich
Jaclyn Hronich
High Point, NC
Hanna Thames
Hanna Thames
Dallas, TX
Noah Wiley
Noah Wiley
Penn Laird, VA
Sarah Zetts
Sarah Zetts
Monrovia, MD
Megan Allen
Megan Allen
Griffin, GA
Sam Bell
Sam Bell
Ruckersville, VA
Ashley Christiansen
Ashley Christiansen
Summerville, SC
Mariah Maddox
Mariah Maddox
Vaughn, MT
Melody Stone
Melody Stone
Ben Wheeler, TX
Shannon Susi
Shannon Susi
Boiling Springs, PA
Brenton Bicknell
Brenton Bicknell
Huntsville, AL
Rachel Driscoll
Rachel Driscoll
Grand Junction, CO
Maggie Duehring
Maggie Duehring
Gardner, Kansas (KS)
Jake Uttich
Jake Uttich
Oviedo, FL
Harper Whaley
Harper Whaley
Rogers, AR
Moriah Bergstrom
Moriah Bergstrom
New Port Richey, FL
Corbyn Biles
Corbyn Biles
Kannapolis, NC
Annie Kitzman
Annie Kitzman
Morro Bay, CA
Luke Troyanek
Luke Troyanek
Huntsville, AL
Grace Venning
Grace Venning
Lawrenceville, GA
Lau Guzman
Lau Guzman
Bogotƕš, Other
Maggie McDivitt
Maggie McDivitt
Morganton, NC
Clare Murphy
Clare Murphy
Mequon, Wisconsin
Bella Sorrentino
Bella Sorrentino
Roanoke, Virginia
Nattalie Tank
Nattalie Tank
Clear Lake, IA
Carina Haas
Carina Haas
San Jose, CA
Hannah Jolicoeur
Hannah Jolicoeur
Live Oak, FLORIDA
Natalie Kuzia
Natalie Kuzia
Highlands Ranch, CO
Allie Robertson
Allie Robertson
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Bree Anne Rubel
Bree Anne Rubel
Ames, Iowa
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