Aug 2020 — Jun 2021

Turkey Indonesia

Experience the move of god happening in these unreached countries
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Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
11 countries
Duration:  11 Months Age Range:  21-35 Fundraising Amount: $18,800 Training Camp: June 2‑12, 2019

Route Guides

Chris Scott
Program Exec
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I grew up in a Christian home with parents who know and love God. But as I became an adult, I ventured far from my faith. I spent several years pursuing selfish ambitions and wandering through life without real purpose or passion. But thankfully God goes after the one, and ultimately, in His kindness and love, He began to restore, redeem, and reawaken me to Himself. In the spring of 2008, after a couple years of authentically following Jesus, I stumbled upon the World Race. I was blown away by the opportunity to go on a journey with God, to see, experience, discover, and learn more about who God is and what my role in His Kingdom might be. Having never been on a mission trip, or ever left the country, I launched on the World Race in January 2009 and have never looked back. Over the last 10 years, my wife and I have dedicated our lives to leading, loving, and empowering Racers. We love watching them discover the deep love of the Father, the brilliance of Jesus, and the power and creativity of the Spirit. We also have four children we're raising to live a Kingdom way of life. We are thrilled and honored to go on a journey with you.
Jeremy Devers
Squad Mentor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Europe

Turkey

Europe
Turkey

Turkey

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Focus: Evangelism, Church Planting, Teaching English, Unreached People Groups

Join our partners as they share the Gospel to a rapidly-developing nation largely unexposed to the living truth of Jesus. As you walk down the crowded streets of Istanbul, you will hear the echoing call to prayer punctuate the day in this predominantly Muslim country. Though it was once the destination of Paul’s missionary journeys, it remains largely untouched by the Gospel.

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Middle East

Azerbaijan

Middle East
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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Focus: Evangelism, Unreached People Groups

Though this country is perched on the edge of post-Christian Europe, you will find very little Christian influence here. Instead, Azeris are predominantly Muslim. Join the work of strengthening the local church as it offers the Azeri people the hope of Jesus.

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Asia

Kazakhstan

Asia
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

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Focus: Evangelism, Church Planting, Community Outreach, Unreached People Groups

Despite a deeply-rooted Islamic cultural identity, many Kazakhs are turning to follow Jesus. Come alongside this small, but fiercely bold community of believers as they reach out to their communities with the Gospel.

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Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Asia
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

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Focus: Evangelism, Student Ministry, Unreached People Groups

Eager to shed the totalitarian mantle of the Soviet Rule, the progressive younger population of Kyrgyzstan is in search of Truth. Join our partners as they build relationships with these students who are following Jesus in droves!

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Asia

Mongolia

Asia
Mongolia

Mongolia

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Focus: Evangelism, Community Outreach, Church Planting, Teaching English, Unreached People Groups

Experience the incredible hospitality of its nomadic people who live in isolated communities throughout the country. As you live among these families, you will see the rumblings of a Gospel revival through tent meetings springing up all around the countryside. It is now one of the most fiercely missional bodies of believers in the world. Join the movement of God across what can feel like the very ends of the earth.

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Asia

China

Asia
China

China

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Even though China is a leading economic superpower, its rural villages teem with history and tradition. Its staggering population is now a mixture where Communism, Buddhism, and Chinese folk religions deeply intertwine. Yet you’ll discover a zealous Church that is exploding even amidst heavy political and social persecution.

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Focus: Evangelism, Community Outreach, Teaching English, Trekking Ministry, Unreached People Groups

Many from around the world flock to Nepal seeking adventure and enlightenment, yet few here have discovered the true light of the Gospel. Hike across the imposing Himalayan mountains as you bring the Gospel truth to the furthest corners of the world, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation.

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Asia

South Asia

Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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Focus: Evangelism, Church Planting, Community Outreach, Unreached People Groups

South Asia is quickly becoming the most populous country in the world. Yet so few here know the hope of Jesus—it is by far the world’s most unreached country. Alongside our partners, join the small, but rapidly-growing Gospel movement of thousands of churches being planted across this vibrant nation.

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Asia

Myanmar

Asia
Myanmar

Myanmar

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Focus: Evangelism, Teaching English, Unreached People Groups

Once closed off from the outside world and under severe military dictatorship, the doors to this enigmatic country have been opened. Join the small but growing local church in their endeavor to evangelize and disciple the Burmese majority, even amidst social persecution.

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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Focus: Evangelism, Student Ministry, Teaching English

This famously friendly nation is nicknamed the “Land of Smiles.” Yet Thailand’s glimmering cities and sandy beaches are marred by sex trafficking and sex tourism. Whether you are prayer-walking through the red-light district, ministering to tourists, playing with street kids, or teaching English to local Thai people, you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country.

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Asia

Indonesia

Asia
Indonesia

Indonesia

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Focus: Evangelism, Teaching English, Community Outreach, Unreached People Groups

On this collection of nearly 18,000 islands, there are more Muslims than in any other country on the planet. Whether you are evangelizing alongside a local church or working with a team of Bible translators to bring the gift of God’s Word in the local language, join our partners who are passionate about revealing the truth of Jesus.

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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
Keelee Boudreaux
Keelee Boudreaux
Conway, Arkansas
Karissa Broadley
Karissa Broadley
Overland Park, KS
Jenna Burton
Jenna Burton
Tavernier, FL
Madison Cooley
Madison Cooley
Greenville, SC
Raquel Cuyzon
Raquel Cuyzon
Fresno, CA
Julianna Friesen
Julianna Friesen
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Brett Haas
Brett Haas
Newland, North Carolina
Jacken Holland
Jacken Holland
Port Orange, Florida
Tony Jimenez Jr
Tony Jimenez Jr
Chula Vista, CA
Elizabeth Kelley
Elizabeth Kelley
Tempe, AZ
Karis Kononiuk
Karis Kononiuk
Springfield, MO
Tiffany McCuin
Tiffany McCuin
Bullard, Tx
KATIE O\u0146Brien
KATIE O\u0146Brien
Tacoma, WA
Julita Soriano
Julita Soriano
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Lydia Strickland
Lydia Strickland
Canton, ga
Kate Swisher
Kate Swisher
Denver, CO
Kev Thomas
Kev Thomas
Davenport, OK
Elizabeth Wagstaff
Elizabeth Wagstaff
Seale, Alabama

Route Details

11 Months

Duration

August 1, 2020—June 22, 2021

Trip Dates

21-35

Age Range

March 31, 2020

Application Deadline

$18,800

Fundraising Requirement

June 2, 2020—June 12, 2019

Training Camp

Route Description

From one end of the 10/40 window to the other, this route covers some of the most unreached places on earth. Whether to remote nomadic tribes, frontier mountain communities, or staggeringly unchurched megacities, bring the good news of the Gospel to those who may have yet to hear it.

The 10/40 window contains 97% of all remaining Unreached People Groups. These are the final frontiers of God’s global mission to reconcile people from every people group to Himself.

Start your journey in Istanbul, Europe’s largest and most evocative city, and venture across the plains of Turkey, a land rich with Biblical history but now almost devoid of Gospel presence. After you embark on one of the cargo ships criss-crossing the Caspian Sea, traverse the undiscovered expanse of Central Asia—home to wild terrain, ancient trade routes, and crumbling mausoleums. In Turkey and Central Asia, the church is small but eager and emboldened by their nomadic heritage to reach their countries with the Gospel.

At the eastern end of the Silk Road, millions upon millions of people live in cities outside the reach of the Gospel. Experience the unbelievable movement of God among the Chinese church and the explosive church planting movement happening in South Asia. To get there, you’ll journey through the forgotten Kingdom of Tibet, and cross over the formidable majesty of the Himalayas.

Descend from the Himalayas into the heart of the Buddhist world through Myanmar and Thailand. Amidst ancient temples and the chants from monasteries, the freedom of the Good News has barely taken root. At the end of your route is Indonesia, the furthest edge of Southeast Asia. A country of nearly 18,000 islands makes up Islam’s easternmost outpost and an important Gospel frontier. By now you’ll have engaged some of the world’s most unreached communities with the Gospel. Filled with newfound purpose, what will God do through you next?

Stories From the Field

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