Sep 2017 — May 2018

South Asia Ecuador

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Route Completed
South Asia - Ecuador
6 countries

Route Guides

Hope Mendola
Hope Mendola
Program Exec
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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!
Hope Mendola
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!
Kaylaynn McAdams
Kaylaynn McAdams
Squad Mentor
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Robert Hamblin
Robert Hamblin
Coach
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Robin and I met in high school and the Lord has blessed us with 25 years of marriage and two beautiful daughters. Bobbie Taylor is 20 and Hayley is 18. Robin and I both were both born in Ohio but met in Tennessee. We were raised in homes that loved the Lord and I consider us to be blessed beyond measure. Robin is a teacher, a mother, and my best friend. She loves the Lord deeply and has a mothers heart to clothe, feed, teach and care for the needy. As a family we served 22 years in the US Army and in 9 combat rotations. After our military service we served as a US government contractor prior to our employment with Denver ChildrenȹƑƉs Hospital and The University of Colorado, through it all The Lord has poured out His blessings on us. No matter the season, good times or trial we know our Father in heaven has won our battles and as such we want others to know the Lord we know. Were blessed to live in Colorado where we awake every day to the majesty of Our Saviors creation. My prayer for my family is that we spend every day centered in the LordȹƑƉs presence because if we do that, no matter where we are or what we go through we will be exactly where we are suppose to be.
Robin Hamblin
Robin Hamblin
Coach
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Robin and I met in high school and the Lord has blessed us with 25 years of marriage and two beautiful daughters. Bobbie Taylor is 20 and Hayley is 18. Robin and I both were both born in Ohio but met in Tennessee. We were raised in homes that loved the Lord and I consider us to be blessed beyond measure. Robin is a teacher, a mother, and my best friend. She loves the Lord deeply and has a mothers heart to clothe, feed, teach and care for the needy. As a family we served 22 years in the US Army and in 9 combat rotations. After our military service we served as a US government contractor prior to our employment with Denver ChildrenȹƑƉs Hospital and The University of Colorado, through it all The Lord has poured out His blessings on us. No matter the season, good times or trial we know our Father in heaven has won our battles and as such we want others to know the Lord we know. Were blessed to live in Colorado where we awake every day to the majesty of Our Saviors creation. My prayer for my family is that we spend every day centered in the LordȹƑƉs presence because if we do that, no matter where we are or what we go through we will be exactly where we are suppose to be.
Hilary Hannigan
Hilary Hannigan
Alum Squad Leader
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Lo Acosta
Lo Acosta
Alum Squad Leader
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Mckayla Oakley
Mckayla Oakley
Alum Squad Leader
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Where They Went - What They Did

South Asia

South Asia

South Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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Central Asia

Nepal

Central Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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South Africa

Zimbabwe

South Africa
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

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South Africa

Zambia

South Africa
Zambia

Zambia

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South Africa

Malawi

South Africa
Malawi

Malawi

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South America

Ecuador

South America
Ecuador

Ecuador

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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: B and B

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Sara Brown
Sara Brown
Delphos, OH
Stella Gilchrist
Stella Gilchrist
Reynoldsburg, OH
Jackson Moushon
Jackson Moushon
Lubbock, TX
Taylor Pannell
Taylor Pannell
San Gabriel, CA
Hannah Plunkett
Hannah Plunkett
Clinton, MS

Team Name: D.I.V.A.S.

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Keia Blair
Keia Blair
Seymour , IN
Nick Hebert
Nick Hebert
Goffstown, NH
Courtney Jackson
Courtney Jackson
Springfield, NE
Tara Lynch
Tara Lynch
Catonsville, MD

Team Name: Forge

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Josh Guilliams
Josh Guilliams
Iola, WI
Bo McCraw
Bo McCraw
Lubbock, TX
Garrett Stoecker
Garrett Stoecker
St. Louis, MO

Team Name: Living Water

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Mikyla Cooper
Mikyla Cooper
Ames, IA
Victoria Halvorson
Victoria Halvorson
Fargo, ND
Gwyn Loftin
Gwyn Loftin
ROANOKE, Virginia
Lindsay Shurtz
Lindsay Shurtz
Jackson, GA
Elisabeth Warner
Elisabeth Warner
Arlington, Texas
Sydney Williams
Sydney Williams
Lawrence, KS

Team Name: Risen

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Kendall Covington
Kendall Covington
McLean, VA
Tamara Mahoney
Tamara Mahoney
Martinez, GA

Team Name: Thrive

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Emily Hooker
Emily Hooker
Austin, Texas
Maddie Hunt
Maddie Hunt
Richardson, TX
Elisabeth Medina
Elisabeth Medina
Hemet, CA
Sydney Ruether
Sydney Ruether
Peace River, AB
Brooke Van Eyk
Brooke Van Eyk
Greenwood, SC
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