Sep 2021 — May 2022

Activation | 2021

Serve local partners as they activate and establish the church in their communities.
Squad H is in the Field
Activation | 2021
3 countries

Route Guides

Hope Mendola-Wong
Hope Mendola-Wong
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!
Kyndal Broome
Kyndal Broome
Squad Mentor
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Donald Walker
Donald Walker
Coach
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We are Don and Heather Walker from Warner Robins, Georgia. We have two daughters, age 20 and 14. We have been married 17 years and are new to coaching. Our oldest was on Gap L and visited such countries as Romania, Ukraine, Chile, Peru, India and Nepal. It was during our time in India, during our PVT, that our horizons were broadened and our hearts grew even more fonder on what this journey looks like and Adventures in Missions as a whole. Don was born in Germany, growing up in Detroit, Michigan and Tampa, Florida. Don works in Aviation Maintenance as a Production Supervisor. He enjoys teaching and training others. Don has taught Sunday school classes for high schoolers, and serves in Vida Nueva /Tres Dias community. Heather was born in England, growing up in Ohio, moving to Warner Robins during middle school. Heather is a business owner, and is self employed as a hair stylist. Heather has taught middle school and high school young ladies in church. We look forward to what God has for us, to grow even more in Him, and to honor Him in what He has done in our lives.
Heather Walker
Heather Walker
Coach
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We are Don and Heather Walker from Warner Robins, Georgia. We have two daughters, age 20 and 14. We have been married 17 years and are new to coaching. Our oldest was on Gap L and visited such countries as Romania, Ukraine, Chile, Peru, India and Nepal. It was during our time in India, during our PVT, that our horizons were broadened and our hearts grew even more fonder on what this journey looks like and Adventures in Missions as a whole. Don was born in Germany, growing up in Detroit, Michigan and Tampa, Florida. Don works in Aviation Maintenance as a Production Supervisor. He enjoys teaching and training others. Don has taught Sunday school classes for high schoolers, and serves in Vida Nueva /Tres Dias community. Heather was born in England, growing up in Ohio, moving to Warner Robins during middle school. Heather is a business owner, and is self employed as a hair stylist. Heather has taught middle school and high school young ladies in church. We look forward to what God has for us, to grow even more in Him, and to honor Him in what He has done in our lives.
Hannah Kraus
Hannah Kraus
Alum Squad Leader
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Drew Stamey
Drew Stamey
Advisor
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Cal Herrmann
Cal Herrmann
Squad Logistics
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Where They're Going - What They’ll Do

Central America

Guatemala

Central America
Guatemala

Guatemala

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Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Guatemala Base
Focus: Community Outreach & Development, Children’s Ministry, Sports Ministry

Known as the Land of Eternal Spring, the weather in Guatemala is as warm as its hospitable people. You’ll spend three months at our Adventures in Missions base located near the colonial town of Antigua. Surrounded by active volcanoes and hillsides covered in coffee farms, find yourself playing soccer with local kids or teaching English in a local school. As our base staff teaches you and equips you with God’s word, you will work alongside them to build relationships with the surrounding communities and show God’s love in tangible ways.

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Southeast Asia

Cambodia

Southeast Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Location: Siem Reap
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Cambodia base
Focus: Community Outreach

From the modern city of Siem Reap to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the Kingdom of Cambodia intrigues and inspires. Hitch a ride on a rickety tuk-tuk down dusty village roads and you might see houses built on stilts or crumbling Buddhist temples. Join our partners as they minister to local street kids, teach English, and share the hope of the Gospel with local families. Family here is everything. Even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation, the Cambodian people are rebuilding with a resilient outlook and a generous heart. Watch God rebuild this country as He continues to build your faith.

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South Africa

Eswatini

South Africa
Eswatini

Eswatini

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Location: Nsoko, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Eswatini base
Focus: Children’s Ministry, Community Development, Leadership

Step away from modern life in the rural village of Nsoko, Eswatini, where you will fall in love with the incredible sunsets and the simple pace of life. During the last three months of your Gap Year journey, you will partner with the Adventures in Missions Eswatini base, which is bringing hope in this country where thousands of children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. At Carepoints around the country, local staff are providing these children with food, clean water, education, healthcare, and discipleship. Our base staff will equip you to holistically care for these children and teach them about Jesus. Watch God transform your life as He continues to transform this country.

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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

Team Name: AhavaSelah

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Mary Grace Allen
Mary Grace Allen
Dripping Springs, TX
Morgan Lytle
Morgan Lytle
Medina, TN
Ella McMahon
Ella McMahon
Dunedin, FL
Tanner Perry
Tanner Perry
Humble, Texas
Katelyn Powell
Katelyn Powell
Hattiesburg, MS
Maja Rodzevski
Maja Rodzevski
Massillon, OH

Team Name: Aurora

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Grace Bloker
Grace Bloker
Killeen , TX
Kristy Casey
Kristy Casey
Greeley, Colorado
Abigail Criqui
Abigail Criqui
Lyndon, KS
Julianna May
Julianna May
Memphis, Tennessee
Liz Sawvel
Liz Sawvel
Chaska, Minnesota
Peyton Weiser
Peyton Weiser
Downingtown, PA

Team Name: El Perseguido

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Will Edmondson
Will Edmondson
Raleigh, NC
Zach Flowers
Zach Flowers
Carrollton, Illinois
Phil Forbes
Phil Forbes
Terrace Park, Ohio
Jack Boone Galloway
Jack Boone Galloway
COLLEGE GROVE, TN
Luke Petersen
Luke Petersen
West Alexandria, Ohio
Josiah Reutener
Josiah Reutener
suwanee, Georgia
Ben States
Ben States
O\u0146Fallon, mo
Caleb Terry
Caleb Terry
Walworth, New York

Team Name: Haven

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Katherine Chandler
Katherine Chandler
Knoxville, TN
Adelyn Dozier
Adelyn Dozier
pagosa springs, Colorado
Maddie Hawkins
Maddie Hawkins
seneca, sc
Haley Kretz
Haley Kretz
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
Bree Self
Bree Self
San Angelo, TX
Lexi Vallejo
Lexi Vallejo
Humble, TX
Celia Wolz
Celia Wolz
Saint Louis, MO

Team Name: Jubilee

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Trav Albrecht
Trav Albrecht
Gulfport, MS
Jaiden Collier
Jaiden Collier
Titus, Alabama
Naomi Delbury
Naomi Delbury
Wantage, New Jersey
Sadie Gonzalez
Sadie Gonzalez
Sachse, TX
Ava Grashorn
Ava Grashorn
Shamong, New Jersey
alli Stoltzfus
alli Stoltzfus
fair play, sc

Team Name: Tov

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Meadow Davis
Meadow Davis
Spokane, Washington
Melinda Erickson
Melinda Erickson
Fair Play, South Carolina
Kaitlyn McIntire
Kaitlyn McIntire
Marietta, GA
Sydney Seavers
Sydney Seavers
Gainesville, Florida
Raylee Surguy
Raylee Surguy
humble, Texas
Jaide Walker
Jaide Walker
Coppell, TX
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