Sep 2017 —May 2018

Colombia Albania

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
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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

Team Name:389

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NicholasHesselgesser
NicholasHesselgesser
Liberty Township Ohio,OH
ElijahHiggins
ElijahHiggins
New Hope,MN
HeidiHochstetler
HeidiHochstetler
Middlebury,Indiana
JaclynHronich
JaclynHronich
High Point,NC
HannaThames
HannaThames
Dallas,TX
NoahWiley
NoahWiley
Penn Laird,VA
SarahZetts
SarahZetts
Monrovia,MD

Team Name:461

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MeganAllen
MeganAllen
Griffin,GA
SamBell
SamBell
Ruckersville,VA
AshleyChristiansen
AshleyChristiansen
Summerville,SC
MariahMaddox
MariahMaddox
Vaughn,MT
MelodyStone
MelodyStone
Ben Wheeler,TX
ShannonSusi
ShannonSusi
Boiling Springs,PA

Team Name:Greater Works

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BrentonBicknell
BrentonBicknell
Huntsville,AL
RachelDriscoll
RachelDriscoll
Grand Junction,CO
MaggieDuehring
MaggieDuehring
Gardner,Kansas (KS)
JakeUttich
JakeUttich
Oviedo,FL
HarperWhaley
HarperWhaley
Rogers,AR

Team Name:Kingdom Bringers

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MoriahBergstrom
MoriahBergstrom
New Port Richey,FL
CorbynBiles
CorbynBiles
Kannapolis,NC
AnnieKitzman
AnnieKitzman
Morro Bay,CA
LukeTroyanek
LukeTroyanek
Huntsville,AL
GraceVenning
GraceVenning
Lawrenceville,GA

Team Name:Talitha Koum

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LauGuzman
LauGuzman
Bogotƕš,Other
MaggieMcDivitt
MaggieMcDivitt
Morganton,NC
ClareMurphy
ClareMurphy
Mequon,Wisconsin
BellaSorrentino
BellaSorrentino
Roanoke,Virginia
NattalieTank
NattalieTank
Clear Lake,IA

Team Name:Tetelestai

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CarinaHaas
CarinaHaas
San Jose,CA
HannahJolicoeur
HannahJolicoeur
Live Oak,FLORIDA
NatalieKuzia
NatalieKuzia
Highlands Ranch,CO
AllieRobertson
AllieRobertson
Owens Cross Roads,AL
Bree AnneRubel
Bree AnneRubel
Ames,Iowa
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