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Aug 2022 — Jul 2023

World Race August | 2022

Spread the love of Christ as you experience the beauty and wildly diverse cultures
World Race August | 2022
6 countries
Key:
Hub Countries Hub Marker Opportunity Countries
Duration: 11 Months Age Range: 21-30 Fundraising Amount: $18700 Training Camp: August 28 - September 10, 2022

A Hub Model of International Engagement:


We are passionate about partnering with ministries that we know and trust, and who continue to minister sustainably in their communities with or without us. Our new hub model will enable us to serve our partners more effectively while also giving Racers great opportunities to engage in a variety of ministries!

Each region will have a hub country (HUB Country) with a host that we have a deep relationship with. Racers will receive cultural and ministry training from hub leaders that will prepare them to effectively engage in their region. Then hub leaders will work with the squad leadership and will mobilize them to meet needs and engage in ministry opportunities () in surrounding countries.

Thus, your squad will go to the hub countries listed on your route, and you may go to any number of the surrounding countries in which we have ministry opportunities, depending on the current needs and opportunities available. And it is going to be AMAZING!

*This is, of course, dependant on the availability of ministry and openness of the country to international visitors.

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Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen
Program Exec
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Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen
Elder
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Lindsey Pruitt
Lindsey Pruitt
Squad Mentor
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Austin Ulsh
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 You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Guatemala Hub

Guatemala

Guatemala

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

Known as "The Land of Eternal Spring,” Guatemala is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Central America. Tourists travel from all over the world just to climb its volcanoes, drink its coffee, and zip line through the rainforest. However, the true beauty of Guatemala is its people.

Come alongside our Adventures in Missions base in Antigua as they equip and activate the Guatemalan church into local and international missions. Learn and serve alongside Guatemalans as they share the Gospel with their neighbors. Serve the community through helping with kids programs and feeding programs.

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Eastern Europe

Romania Hub

SVG Marker Romania

Eastern Europe

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Location: Craiova, Romania
Ministry: HOPE Church Romania
Focus: Evangelism, student ministry, children's ministry, community outreach, church planting

The lore of Dracula brings thousands to explore the history and beauty of Romania, from its castles to the idyllic countryside dotted with horse drawn buggies and endless herds of sheep. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, Romania is quickly rising out of the impoverished state leftover from that era. Still, economic growth is an impossible dream for many orphans and widows, who struggle to for food and hope for the future. Will you share the good news of being remembered and loved by God with those who feel forgotten and alone?

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Opportunities

Albania

Albania

Continent: Southern Europe
Focus: Community outreach, student ministry, evangelism
Albania, one of the countries Paul visited on his third missionary journey, is in Eastern Europe. Though it declared independence in 1912, this small country was occupied by both Italy and Germany during World War II, lying behind the Iron Curtain and under Soviet Rule until 1989. Not long after the fall of the Soviet Union, conflict on the Balkan Peninsula tore families apart once again. It is a nation of rich history, natural beauty, and people who know the meaning of pain. The people of Albania need to know the freedom and hope of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Will you share it with them?
Kosovo

Kosovo

Continent: Southern Europe
Focus: Unreached people groups, evangelism
The Republic of Kosovo declared its independence in 2008 after centuries of ethnic conflict. Formerly part of the socialist Yugoslav state of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Macedonia, when the Socialist Republic dissolved in 1992, it preceded a decade of guerrilla warfare where over 800,000 ethnic Albanians fled their homes. With recent history a close memory and the majority of the population divided by both blood and religious beliefs, tensions remain high. Will you share the healing love of Jesus Christ in a land desperate for peace?
Middle East

Jordan Hub

Jordan

Jordan

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Southeast Asia

Thailand Hub

Thailand

Thailand

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Location: Chiang Mai
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Thailand Base
Focus: Church planting, anti trafficking ministry, unreached people groups

Behind Thailand’s beautiful beaches, its people’s smiling faces, and the tropical jungles lies a terrible secret: modern day slavery. In Buddhist culture, women work to support their families so men can earn spiritual merit as monks. Many parents send their daughters to work in cities where the only option is prostitution. As the country’s natural beauty continues to draw visitors, sexual tourism continues to grow. It’s estimated 60% of tourists visit the Red Light Districts—and 90% of Thai men visit local karaoke bars for the same reason. Will you share the freedom of Christ with the broken in Thailand?

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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
Kevin Asencio
Kevin Asencio
Los Angeles, California
Caroline Ball
Caroline Ball
North Augusta, SC
Olivia Canada
Olivia Canada
Sandia Park, NM
Samaria Collins
Samaria Collins
Rockwall, TX
Raquel Cuyzon
Raquel Cuyzon
Fresno, CA
Jordan Dexter
Jordan Dexter
Huntingtown, Maryland
Sarah Dodd
Sarah Dodd
Salem, OR
Lexy Donath
Lexy Donath
Ames, Iowa
JILLISA Gary
JILLISA Gary
NEW CANEY, TX
Abby Gawinski
Abby Gawinski
forest, VA
Ruthie Genson
Ruthie Genson
Geisfeld, Deutschland
Kirsten Hankins
Kirsten Hankins
Waldorf, MD
Banks Johnson
Banks Johnson
clover, SC
Jordan Jost
Jordan Jost
San Angelo, TX
Mikahla Klug
Mikahla Klug
Wausau, WI
Morgan Maple
Morgan Maple
Fortville, Indiana
Victoria Mateer
Victoria Mateer
Evergreen, CO
Micah McClain
Micah McClain
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Jakson McDaniel
Jakson McDaniel
Alamosa, Colorado
Michael McKnight
Michael McKnight
Raleigh, North Carolina
Trisa Moser
Trisa Moser
Bluffton, IN
Elijah Pequeno
Elijah Pequeno
SALEM, Or
Kara Perrault
Kara Perrault
Concord, North Carolina
Alyssa Phillips
Alyssa Phillips
Colmesneil, TX
Katherine Porzi
Katherine Porzi
Webster, NY
Maggie Prokosch
Maggie Prokosch
Eau Claire, WI
Joana Quintana
Joana Quintana
Commerce City, CO
Jaden Roberts
Jaden Roberts
North Ogden, Utah
Amy Scott
Amy Scott
Midland, NC
Shayla Smith
Shayla Smith
Oklahoma , OK
Cheeka Vang
Cheeka Vang
Gresham, OR
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Route Details

11 Months

Duration

August 27, 2022—July 30, 2023

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

21-30

Age Range

April 1, 2022

Application Deadline

$18700

Fundraising Requirement

August 28, 2022—September 10, 2022

*Dates subject to change by a few days
Training Camp

Stories From the Field

Want to know what it's really like to go on the World Race? Check out our most recent updates from World Racers about life on the field and how you could be a part of it!

Price Breakdown

$1700 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

Hub Route FAQs

What is a hub country?

A hub is an Adventures in Missions Base or Strategic Ministry Partner that will function as the gateway into a region. In these hub locations, you will dive into cultural and ministry training for the context of that region.

Why was the change to the route structure made?

The hub model allows us to build a template of our intentions, to build strength into the experience through continued cultural and ministry training and quality partnerships. It also allows the World Race to operate with creativity and flexibility that allows us to navigate an ever-changing world.

Routes are built and available for application over a year (12-18 months) in advance of the launch date. It is impossible to predict exactly what the world will look like (i.e. global pandemic, international affairs, visa/travel restrictions) and what opportunities may be most timely, relevant, effective, and in the best interest of our partners.

Why are some countries labeled as opportunities?

Countries listed as opportunities for each region represent places where we have relationships with ministry partners. From the hub country, you will have an opportunity to serve in some of these countries, depending on the availability and needs of these partners. Countries from this list will be added to the hub countries to make up your route.

Is the World Race still 11 countries in 11 months?

The World Race is still intended to be 11 countries in 11 months. The new hub routes feature 3-4 hubs and other various countries where we have strategic ministry partners in those regions. Depending on our partners’ needs and availability of ministry as well as international travel and geopolitical issues, however, the specific number of countries could change for each squad.

Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic presents obvious challenges with international travel. Because of these limits, the routes currently on the field will be unable to reach 11 countries, and our team continues to work diligently to create the best opportunities for our participants and partners.

Which of the countries listed will I be going to?

For each route, there are countries listed as hubs and countries listed as opportunities. Your squad will begin in the hub country in each region and have the opportunity to travel to the other countries in the region where we have strategic ministry partners.

These opportunity countries and specific ministry placements will be determined based on availability, opportunity, and need. The Program Manager and Field Ministry Manager work closely together to identify each placement to ensure the opportunity is timely, relevant, effective, and in the best interest of our partners. At your Training Camp, we will have a much better view of the current realities and a more precise path forward.

How long will I spend in each country?

In general, you will spend 4 weeks in a country. You could spend more or less than 4 weeks in any particular country depending on needs and availability with our strategic ministry partners or challenges with international travel.

Could this route change?

All routes are subject to change. Our team is constantly monitoring political, health, weather, and other risks in the regions where we serve. We work with our network of strategic ministry partners to make any necessary adjustments to current or future routes.

Using the new hub route model gives us greater flexibility to plan and address problems with creativity and safety.

If you still have questions about The World Race Mission Trip Hub Route, please contact us via our contact form and we will get back to you ASAP.

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