expedition

Oct 2020 — Sep 2021

Turkey Indonesia

Experience the move of god happening in these unreached countries
Squad is in the Field
11 countries

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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Austin Ulsh
Advisor
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Hey. My name is Austin. My father is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and wanted to name me Dallas, but my mom was definitely not naming her child Dallas(thanks mom!). Since Austin is a city in Texas, it was negotiated to be my name. I love the Fall and spring. They are my favorite times of the year, also the best times of the year to go for a run(or motorcycle ride), which I love as well. I also love ultimate frisbee, tennis, volleyball, football and other sports activities. Also I have no shame and fully comfortable in saying that I love Channing Tatum. He's a good looking man who can dance. Just sayin'

Where They're Going - What They’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
Jenna Burton
Jenna Burton
Tavernier, FL
Madison Cooley
Madison Cooley
Piedmont, SC
Jacken Holland
Jacken Holland
Port Orange, Florida
Tony Jimenez Jr
Tony Jimenez Jr
Chula Vista, CA
Karis Kononiuk
Karis Kononiuk
Springfield, MO
Lydia Strickland
Lydia Strickland
Canton, ga
Kate Swisher
Kate Swisher
Denver, CO
Elizabeth Wagstaff
Elizabeth Wagstaff
Seale, Alabama

Stories From the Field

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