Sep 2020 — May 2021

Guatemala Nepal

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Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
3 countries
Duration:  9 Months Age Range:  18-20 Fundraising Amount: $15,800 Training Camp: July 8‑19, 2020

Route Guides

Hope Mendola-Wong
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!
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.

Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Guatemala

Central America
Guatemala

Guatemala

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Location: Guatemala
Ministry: Serve alongside the Adventures in Missions base in various outreach programs.
Focus: Community Outreach and Development, Children’s Ministry, Sports Ministry

Your journey begins in Guatemala. You’ll spend three months at our Adventures in Missions base, located near the town of Antigua. As our base staff teaches and equips you with God’s Word, you will work alongside them to build relationships with the surrounding communities. You may find yourself playing soccer with neighborhood kids, doing outreach in local villages, or teaching English in a primary school. Here you will reach new heights in your faith and show God’s love in tangible ways.

About the base:

Adventures Guatemala serves alongside pastors and leaders through community development (SERVE), discipleship (DISCIPLE), and activation of the Church (SEND) to establish the Kingdom of God locally and internationally.

  • We SERVE communities through water filter distribution, community outreach, stove installation.
  • We DISCIPLE through monthly Church Activation conferences, Beauty for Ashes, and team discipleship.
  • We SEND through training and activation.
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South America

Ecuador

South America
Ecuador

Ecuador

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Location: Quito, Ecuador
Ministry: Share the Gospel alongside our Inca Link Ecuador partners
Focus: Youth Ministry, Feeding Program, Teaching English, Evangelism

During your three months in Ecuador, you will live in the capital city Quito. Serve with our ministry partner Inca Link, who is making an impact for God’s kingdom through a network of ministries around the city. One of these ministries is providing a safe house for rescued victims of trafficking, while another is hosting a feeding program that serves Venezuelan refugees. Your team could be serving at a home for adults with special needs, or teaching English at a local high school and sharing the Gospel. No matter what you do, your time in Ecuador will be a high point of your journey.

Everyone who comes to Quito, Ecuador and spends a night at Casa Blanca is impacted by Fabi and Mabe for their generous hospitality and how they demonstrate Christ’s love. Fabi’s favorite part of his job is when people feel at home, can hear God speak, and share how God is changing their lives in Ecuador. Both he and Mabe have a goal to make teams feel like Casa Blanca is their home away from home!

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry: Local ministry partners in Kathmandu
Focus: Evangelism, kids ministry

Surrounded by the impressive Himalayan mountains, you’ll visit remote villages where people wait with an open heart to hear the message of the Gospel for the first time. Among the colorful streets of Kathmandu, join our partners as they bring the message of the Gospel to the earth’s most distant corners. Here you will discover there is no place that God’s love can’t reach.

This Racer shares an awesome story about trekking 62,807 steps for the Gospel in Nepal! Click here to check it out!

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

Active 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
Lydia Allen
Lydia Allen
Liberty Township, OH
Reed Barrett
Reed Barrett
Huntersville, NC
Evie Corcoran
Evie Corcoran
Arvada, CO
Abby Driskill
Abby Driskill
Alexander, AR
Jason Esh
Jason Esh
Gap, PA
Macey Hair
Macey Hair
Lubbock, TX
Graceyn Halabicky
Graceyn Halabicky
Placerville, California
Hannah Hutchinson
Hannah Hutchinson
Springfield, TN
Quincy Ingersoll
Quincy Ingersoll
Ankeny, IA
Kayla Jones
Kayla Jones
Saint Charles, IL
Alex Katz
Alex Katz
Hillsboro, Missouri
Maddie Knowles
Maddie Knowles
Williamsburg, VA
Emily McCann
Emily McCann
Dripping Springs, TX
Elijah McGrail
Elijah McGrail
Glen Spey, NY
Emma Neal
Emma Neal
Woodstock, GA
Marissa Newell
Marissa Newell
Columbia, SC
Emma Nunn
Emma Nunn
Columbia, SC
Aneleise Orticelli
Aneleise Orticelli
Buffalo, NY
Jordan Parham
Jordan Parham
Washington, GA
Cole Petersen
Cole Petersen
West Alexandria, OH
Mary-Meg Rust
Mary-Meg Rust
Selah, WA
Brianna Schwer
Brianna Schwer
Saint Louis, MO
Kylee Shallan
Kylee Shallan
Orangevale, CA
Gabby Tezaguic
Gabby Tezaguic
Wichita Falls, TX
Emma Trollinger
Emma Trollinger
Charlotte, NC
Kourtney Vitera
Kourtney Vitera
Louise, TX
Shanan Zavocki
Shanan Zavocki
Pace, FL

Route Details

9 Months

Duration

September 1, 2020—May 31, 2021

Trip Dates

18-20

Age Range

May 6, 2020

Application Deadline

$15,800

Fundraising Requirement

July 8, 2020—July 19, 2020

Training Camp

Route Description

Start your Gap Year sharing God’s love in Central and South America. End it trekking through Nepal and sharing the Gospel with many who have never heard the name of Jesus!

Stories From the Field

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