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Jan 2023 — Nov 2023

World Race January | 2023

If you have a heart for empowering local believers through sustainable ministries by serving with strategic partners who have a vision to see God move in their region, this 11 month outreach opportunity is for you.
World Race January | 2023
6 countries
Duration: 11 Months Age Range: 21-30 Fundraising Amount: $19700

Route Guides

Taylor Flickinger
Taylor Flickinger
Advisor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Caribbean

Dominican Republic Hub

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti, and after the earthquake in 2010, the country became a refuge for thousands of displaced people. Although known for its vast sugar plantations, the nation’s economy depends on tourism. Political corruption is a lasting issue, along with the expanding gap between wealthy and poor. Will you share the freedom life in Christ with people who need to know Him?

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Central America

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Guatemala

Guatemala

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Ministry: Adventures in Missions Base
Focus: Church activation, discipleship, community development

As a long-standing Adventures in Missions base, the staff in Guatemala places a focus on these three principles: serve, disciple, send. They seek to empower locals through community development by meeting physical needs with water filters and stove installation, creating discipleship opportunities, and ultimately, having the goal of sending Guatemalans to the nations.
In a country with a high rate of malnutrition, meeting physical needs remains an important part of the ministry. Join the base staff in their efforts to see locals empowered.

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Eastern Europe

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Romania

Romania

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Location: Romania/ Balkans/ Europe
Ministry: Hope Church
Focus: Church planting, church development, relationships

Remaining a consistent partner with Adventures in Missions, Hope Church, located in Romania, works to lead their communities to the hope of Christ by meeting spiritual needs through preaching the Gospel and by meeting physical needs. With a particular focus on church planting, you’ll serve alongside an established ministry with a large network of staff and churches in place to continue on with relationships.

In addition to a church planting focus, Hope Church places an emphasis on kids and youth ministry by engaging the younger generation with the Gospel. With influence in different parts of Europe, Hope Church continues to see the Gospel advanced.

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Southern Europe

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Albania

Albania

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This nation is still working to find its identity after communist rule. One effort to emerge that you'll notice is many colorful buildings. Race teams will help our partners spread the Gospel and plant churches in local communities through building relationships with locals. This month there will be a focus on reaching predominantly Muslim communities through English education. Teams will also get the opportunity to visit prisons and share the Gospel through teaching English as well. No matter where you are this month, you will get the opportunity to share your hope in Christ by joining people in their daily lives.

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South Africa

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Eswatini

Eswatini

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Location: Manzini / Nsoko, Eswatini
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Base
Focus: Children’s Ministry, Sports Ministry, Community Development

Known for its battle with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 12 percent of Eswatini’s population is made up of orphaned children with a staggering 40 percent of the population living in poverty. Serve alongside our Adventures in Missions base staff as they live out the belief that the key to the nation’s future is its children by caring for their physical well-being through the fulfillment of basic needs like food, clean water, shelter, and in their education.

Adventures in Missions has made a long-term commitment in Eswatini. With our base celebrating 20+ years of ministry, we are thankful for what the Lord has done here and excited for what the future holds. The base in Eswatini has the vision to see a generation of children raised up to take leadership of their country, spread the Gospel to the world, and create an abundant and healthy future for their nation. Come alongside our Swazi staff as they reach their communities through feeding programs, agriculture projects, and leadership programs to raise the next generation of Swazi leaders.

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Africa

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South Africa

South Africa

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Location: Johannesburg (Impact Africa), Jeffreys Bay (Global Leadership Academy)
Ministry: Impact Africa, Global Leadership Academy
Focus: Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach, Discipleship

In light of some of the continued challenges leftover from South Africa’s history with apartheid and subsequent efforts to engage in healing and reconciliation, Impact Africa and Global Leadership Academy (GLA), two of our ministry partners, are reaching their communities through socially relevant outlets of ministry service. Their heart and vision is built around making a sustainable, long-term impact by equipping and mobilizing South Africans to reach fellow South Africans. Efforts multiply as these missionaries serve, educate, and rescue individuals while provoking them toward a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.

There remains a high degree of diversity as people from many ethnic groups and nationalities live in the same communities. A distinct contrast exists between South Africa’s persona of being one of the most prosperous countries in Africa and the millions who live there in poverty. Join and serve alongside Impact Africa and GLA in their efforts.

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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
Kenzie Adams
Kenzie Adams
Attica, IN
Lee Bechtel
Lee Bechtel
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Garrett Bixby
Garrett Bixby
El Cajon, CA
Rachel BRENNER
Rachel BRENNER
Spring Creek, PA
Megan Dailey
Megan Dailey
Lincoln, NE
Bethany Heitland
Bethany Heitland
Colorado Springs, CO
N/A Knox
N/A Knox
Kingman, AZ
Laura Lowry
Laura Lowry
Orlando, FL
Sammi Maddox
Sammi Maddox
Santee, CA
Tatum Miller
Tatum Miller
Benbrook, Texas
Alexa Roseman
Alexa Roseman
Winston-Salem, NC
Carissa Savoie
Carissa Savoie
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Taparauskas
Benjamin Taparauskas
Georgetown, TX
Taylor Tomlinson
Taylor Tomlinson
San Angelo, TX
ROBERT TRACEY
ROBERT TRACEY
CARY, NC
Gibson White
Gibson White
Marion, AR
Sierra Wolverton
Sierra Wolverton
Beaverton, OR
Application Closed

Route Details

11 Months

Duration

January 14, 2023—November 17, 2023

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

21-30

Age Range

September 28, 2022

Application Deadline

$19700

Fundraising Requirement

Stories From the Field

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Price Breakdown

$1790.9090909091 per month will cover:

The average cost of living per month in the United States is around $2300 for a single person. On the World Race, we work hard to steward the funds God provides so you can experience a deeper life with Jesus, live in authentic community, serve others and share the love of Jesus around the world.

Training for sustainable international and domestic missions
Discipleship through our experienced coaches
Leadership from high-quality mentors
Debriefing throughout World Race and transition coaching
International flights across 3+ continents
Local transportation within 11+ countries
Budget for all meals for 11 months
Arranged lodging within 11+ countries
Health insurance through a comprehensive plan
Logistical set-up for travel, finances, and accommodations
Ministry support, supplies, and set-up with strategic partners
International travel and adventure all over the world

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