Aug 2020 — Jun 2021

Romania Uganda

Experience god’s heart for the nations
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Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
11 countries
Duration:  11 Months Age Range:  21-35 Fundraising Amount: $18,200 Training Camp: June 2‑12, 2020

Route Guides

Beka Hardy
Program Exec
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Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a missionary. It was my dream to travel the world and tell people about Jesus. I loved the stories of adventure and exploration, while helping people along the way. Little did I know, the journey would unlock something so much deeper for me. In 2013, I launched on the World Race and everything started to change. I learned that I was so loved by the Father. He loved me, not because of what I could do for Him, but because of who I was, His beloved daughter. I began to see His deep love, not only for me, but also for His bride and His world. I saw that nothing could possibly make Him happier than having His kids back together with Him. This transformed me and I know that I will spend the rest of my life telling people about His extravagant love for them.
Bob Mudd
E4 Leader
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While I have found there to be 'seasons' that I have grown in intimacy with Christ, second to my conversion in my early 20's, my first engagement with orphan and vulnerable children in Vietnam produced one of the most significant periods of growth in my faith and obedience to Christ. It played a large role in my wife and me adding 3 adopted children to our 3 biological, starting a foster focused ministry in our hometown and eventually transitioning from a 20 year business career into occupational ministry. As I worked with vulnerable people all around the world it became clear to me that discipleship and the Body of Christ present the greatest solution to the challenges faced by people in communities that are struggling. In my roles at Adventures I get to wake up each day with the opportunity to push people towards intimacy with Christ as they journey to reach the world for Him all over the world. It is a privilege to get to journey with people as they discover how to live out a fully integrated, Christ dependent Kingdom Way of Life while reaching the world.
Ashley Francis
Squad Mentor
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My name is Ashley if you ever forget, just think of the group of Ashleys from the cartoon, Recess. I am at the fine, ripe age of 29 and embracing every gray hair that comes with it. It's tangible proof of wisdom, I'm told. I'm a born bred Buckeye (O H I O) for those who aren't aware, but I like to call Gainesville home these past 2 years! I have found a love and obsession with my aeropress, long for volleyball Sunday's, am always searching for new music, secretly love to draw (not so much a secret), and am determined to someday figure out the rubix cube. Oh, and I like to pretend I am a pro parkourer.

Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Europe

Romania

Europe
Romania

Romania

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Focus: Community Outreach, Evangelism, Manual Labor

Come alongside our ministry partners as you grow in your ability to share your faith, and watch the power of the Gospel cast out fear in an older generation that experienced the effects of Communism. You will also get to offer hope to a younger generation searching for truth.

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Europe

Serbia

Europe
Serbia

Serbia

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Focus: Community Outreach, Evangelism

Walk out your identity in Christ and allow the Lord to use you in Serbia. Have Gospel conversations and build meaningful friendships with locals in the urban centers of this nation that is working hard to move beyond its war-torn past.

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Europe

Bulgaria

Europe
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

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Focus: Community Outreach, Evangelism, Manual Labor

You’ll notice hillsides populated with impoverished communities of Roma gypsies scattered throughout Bulgaria. As you join our partners in demonstrating the love of Christ to these nomadic people, you will witness the Gospel bursting forth with new life.

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Europe

Georgia

Europe
Georgia

Georgia

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Focus: Evangelism, Community Outreach, Teaching English

Though Orthodox Christianity is prevalent and deeply historical in Georgia, you can help the locals here rediscover that God desires relationship, not ritual. At this point in your journey, you will be able to share the ways God is breathing new life into old religion.

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Middle East

Azerbaijan

Middle East
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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Focus: Evangelism, Unreached People Groups

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 hope of Jesus to the Azeri people. The imposing walls of the Old City of Baku symbolize the many social barriers that make it difficult to spread the Gospel.

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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

Nearly halfway through your journey, you’ll find your place even in the bustling chaos of this thriving and diverse nation. As you join the powerful movement of Jesus’ followers planting thousands of churches across the country, South Asia will no doubt leave its mark on you.

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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

Venture into the Himalayan mountains and let God take you into deeper dependence on Him. Many will have an open heart to hear the message of the Gospel for the first time. In the earth’s most distant corners, you will discover that God’s love will reach even the most remote places.

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Africa

Lesotho

Africa
Lesotho

Lesotho

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Focus: Community Outreach, Community Development, Evangelism, Children’s Ministry

Descend through the mountains and valleys of southern Africa, where you can disconnect from modern life and find a deeper connection with yourself, God, and the local people of Lesotho. Experience the simple pace of rural life you as you walk out a Kingdom lifestyle alongside faithful African believers.

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Africa

South Africa

Africa
South Africa

South Africa

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Focus: Community Outreach, Community Development, Evangelism, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry

The Lord is working to bring restoration and healing in South Africa through our ministry partners as they provide Gospel-centered community development and education. Look forward to joining a braai, a traditional South African cookout, which is the hub for building relationships and community in this diverse country.

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Africa

Rwanda

Africa
Rwanda

Rwanda

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Focus: Local Church Ministry, Evangelism, Community Outreach, Community Development, Children’s Ministry

Build friendships and enjoy the hospitality of our partners as they open their homes to you. You’ll find a new family here in the people of Rwanda. Use what you’ve learned along your journey to help equip and empower young leaders and the local church.

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Africa

Uganda

Africa
Uganda

Uganda

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Focus: Community Development, Refugee Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach, Youth Ministry

Here in the heart of Africa, you will partner with ministries who are raising up the next generation of leaders through community development and education. You will experience a spiritual abundance in the hearts of the Ugandan people that can only come from fulfillment in the Lord.

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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
Dylan Bell
Dylan Bell
Florence, South Carolina
Chelsea Dollarhite
Chelsea Dollarhite
Martinsville, Virginia
Lauren Johnson
Lauren Johnson
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
Addie Kolda
Addie Kolda
Galena, Ohio
Teresa Kwiatkowski
Teresa Kwiatkowski
Cumming, GA
Kelsie Miller
Kelsie Miller
MIDLAND, MI
Kelsie Parker
Kelsie Parker
Raleigh, North Carolina
Allie Ragland
Allie Ragland
Jacksonville, Florida
Courtney Rodgers
Courtney Rodgers
Towson, Maryland
Sara Scott
Sara Scott
Cleveland, TX
Kristen Stockholm
Kristen Stockholm
Denton, Texas
Michael Wagoner
Michael Wagoner
Phoenix, Arizona
Kayla Yaeckel
Kayla Yaeckel
Chattanooga, TN

Route Details

11 Months

Duration

August 1, 2020—June 22, 2021

Trip Dates

21-35

Age Range

March 31, 2020

Application Deadline

$18,200

Fundraising Requirement

June 2, 2020—June 12, 2020

Training Camp

Route Description

Experience God at work in the post-Christian nations of Eastern Europe, in the crush of humanity in South Asia, and in the big-hearted village communities of Subsaharan Africa. On this route, you will find that life in the Kingdom of God is richer and more abundant than anything you’ve ever imagined.

Where there seems to be death, new life is springing forth: God is mightily at work in Eastern Europe, moving once again to breathe life into a post-Christian region that was only recently released from the cold, steely grips of communism. Crumbling medieval fortresses guide the way eastward until you come to a crossroads at Azerbaijan, the final European outpost and the gateway to the East. The slate blue Caspian Sea stretches out endlessly in front of you, but there’s no going back.

From there, you will plunge into South Asia, where an invigorating and nearly overwhelming flood of life, culture, and religion all collide into a dizzying, yet beautiful display of humankind. Alive with the electricity of human connection, walk deeper in community and intimacy with God while learning to boldly live out a Kingdom life in the most unreached country on earth. Then discover God in the majesty of the Himalayas, where He is at work in the crisp stillness of one of the most isolated regions on earth.

But these imposing mountains are the pinnacle of your journey, not the end. From here the path descends into Subsaharan Africa, a vast wilderness, yet teeming with life. The communities you meet will reveal both the fullness of God’s heart and the abundance of His gifts. Though the people around you have little in the way of earthly riches, you’ll recall the cold, crumbling kingdoms of Europe where you began, and you’ll realize that true abundant life is found in the Kingdom of God.

Stories From the Field

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