Share God’s love and make an impact during your gap year
Fundraising Amount: $15,800
Training Camp: July 8‑19, 2020
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!
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
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Ministry: Serve alongside local ministry partners in Johannesburg.
Focus: Community Development, Education, and Evangelism
Experience an exotic side of God’s creation in South Africa while exploring Cape Town, a multicultural city with fantastic beaches and beautiful landscapes. You’ll be blown away by spectacular ocean views at Cape Point, the farthest southwestern point of the African continent. And you’ll hike Table Mountain, the defining feature of this city, and even see penguins at Boulder Beach!
Build meaningful relationships, share the Gospel, and do prayer-walks near our ministry base, REAP Granada. You may play soccer or kickball during sports ministry on REAP’s campus or help with some of the agricultural projects on their sustainable farm. Show the love of God to the vibrant nation of Nicaragua who is on the brink of a spiritual revival.
REAP Granada, led by Scott and Jennifer Esposito, is devoted to some of the more economically challenged neighborhoods in Granada, Nicaragua. They use several powerful ministries, called touchpoints, to build valuable relationships. With multiple touches, in key areas, they live together with the locals and demonstrate God's love in real relationships. These relationships cultivate a strong, sustainable community, by integrating faith into every aspect of life, while strengthening families and developing employment skills.
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!
Focus: Evangelism, Teaching English, Community Outreach, Special Needs Ministry
Discover the remnants of an ancient empire in Peru, a country rich in color, culture, and flavor. You’ll take a trip to Machu Picchu, where the ruins of the Incan temple will transport you back in time to an ancient civilization. As the final stop of your Gap Year journey, you’ll prepare to journey home while experiencing the beauty of a wonder of the world.