unscripted

Jan 2020 — Nov 2020

Peru Malaysia

If you want to learn to follow the voice of God, then this route is for you!
Route Completed
11 countries

Route Guides

Tim Dilbeck
Elder
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Tim and I met in 1983 at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and have been married for 35 years, 34 of them happy. (Year 13 was a pistol!) Over the years Tim has pastored two Southern Baptist churches while I stayed involved in youth and women's ministry. In 2012 it was clear that God was calling us away from our church home on the outskirts of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a very sad time for all of us! Tim and I had learned over the years that when asking God for more we should expect a period of pruning... and of waiting. During this time of transition, the youngest of our three grown sons went on the World Race, which the Lord used to usher us into our next season. We have been World Race coaches for years and also have the privilege of being part of the leadership team for the World Race as a whole. We love the opportunity to help people grow in their understanding of life with God, His Kingdom, and the fact that every single day, life is ministry and ministry is life!
Kylee Krusemark
Squad Mentor
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Hi! I'm Kylee. I grew up in a Christian household, going to a Christian school up until high school. I attended religion class right after history class everyday. I knew the truth of Jesus in the same way I knew the truth of Abraham Lincoln - he came, and died and did really great things in between. I was 12 years old at summer camp when I encountered Jesus as more than simply a historic figure but as alive and active and with me TODAY. The years to follow included conversations with friends of how crazy it would be if we gave Jesus our whole lives and followed him with everything. In 2013 on a mission trip to Zambia I decided to do just that and gave my whole life to the love, light, and victory of Christ. I followed God onto the World Race - Unscripted in 2017 where I discovered the life abundant that flows out of full communion with God, being in constant movement and conversation with Him as I follow His voice daily. It's a discovery that has changed the way I live and abide as His daughter. It's so fun! And its why I chose to step into World Race Mentoring, in hopes of ushering others into that same discovery.
Karen Dilbeck
Coach
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Tim and I met in 1983 at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and have been married for 35 years, 34 of them happy. (Year 13 was a pistol!) Over the years Tim has pastored two Southern Baptist churches while I stayed involved in youth and womenȦĨœs ministry. In 2012 it was clear that God was calling us away from our church home on the outskirts of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a very sad time for all of us! Tim and I had learned over the years that when asking God for more we should expect a period of pruning ȦĨŦ.and of waiting. During this time of transition, the youngest of our three grown sons went on the World Race, which the Lord used to usher us into our next season. We have been World Race coaches for years and also have the privilege of being part of the leadership team for the World Race as a whole. We love the opportunity to help people grow in their understanding of life with God, His Kingdom, and the fact that every single day, life is ministry and ministry is life!
Tim Dilbeck
Coach
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Tim and I met in 1983 at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and have been married for 35 years, 34 of them happy. (Year 13 was a pistol!) Over the years Tim has pastored two Southern Baptist churches while I stayed involved in youth and womenȦĨœs ministry. In 2012 it was clear that God was calling us away from our church home on the outskirts of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a very sad time for all of us! Tim and I had learned over the years that when asking God for more we should expect a period of pruning ȦĨŦ.and of waiting. During this time of transition, the youngest of our three grown sons went on the World Race, which the Lord used to usher us into our next season. We have been World Race coaches for years and also have the privilege of being part of the leadership team for the World Race as a whole. We love the opportunity to help people grow in their understanding of life with God, His Kingdom, and the fact that every single day, life is ministry and ministry is life!
Kaelyn Koeser
Alum Squad Leader
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Ronny Sison
Alum Squad Leader
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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'
Lindsey Kappler
Squad Logistics
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Where They Went - What They Did

South America

Peru

South America
Peru

Peru

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Many of our partners minister in the deepest corners of the Amazon Rainforest, or in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, seeking to convey a clear Gospel and invite people into a deeper understanding of who God is. As you traverse through Peru’s jungle villages, desert expanses, urban plazas, and mountain peaks, you will find the decaying remnants of an ancient empire and many locals who maintain deep ties to their cultural heritage and indigenous beliefs.

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South America

Chile

South America
Chile

Chile

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Next you will head to Chile, which stretches two-thirds the length of South America and is home to an impressively varied climate: from the world’s driest desert in the north, to Patagonia in the south. It is a country rich in history, culture, and the arts, and is a popular tourist destination in South America. Chile is also one of the most prosperous and successful countries on the continent, with a high standard of living and continual economic growth. There are a lot of people in Chile who identify as christians but don’t know the love of Jesus. Racers will get the opportunity to share the hope we have in Christ.

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South America

Argentina

South America
Argentina

Argentina

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Your final month in South America will wrap up in Argentina. Argentians are very social and love to spend hours talking and catching up over cups of mate. They are very proud of their country and believe they have the best of everything. Argentina has the capacity to be a missionary-sending nation, our vision there is to empower them toward this goal!

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Africa

South Africa

Africa
South Africa

South Africa

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Next you will journey to the large and diverse nation of South Africa. This nation is incredibly multicultural and it still healing from it's dark and painful history of racism and segregation. This country has 11 official languages, coastlines on two oceans and world famous mountain views. Racers in South Africa focus a lot of their time on evangelism through the school systems. You might find yourself discipling middle and high school students through sports ministry, teaching life skills or assisting with academic classes.

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Africa

Ethiopia

Africa
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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Next stop: Ethiopia, a nation that has never been colonized and is one of oldest cultures in the world.The people there are deeply passionate about families and being together. All meals are eaten from collective plates and absolutely nothing can start without their signature coffee ceremony. Senior citizens in Ethiopia are often neglected, so you might find yourself spending the day comforting the elderly.

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Europe

Spain

Europe
Spain

Spain

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Next your journey will take you to Europe. Spain sits on the Western edge of the only post-Christian continent on the planet. The birthplace of bullfights, the Inquisition, and tapas, this land of deep passion needs new life breathed into their faith. Though 94% of Spaniards would declare themselves Roman Catholic, only 25% of the nation attends a religious service once a month. Whether you are hiking the Camino de Santiago with other pilgrims or sitting at a cafe, will you share your life-changing faith in a land of tradition and religion?

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Europe

Macedonia

Europe
Macedonia

Macedonia

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Your journey will take you next to Macedonia. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, the Eastern European nation of Macedonia received independence in 1991. While the nation has undergone serious economic reform since then, with over 70% of the population struggling to make ends meet, it has one of the poorest economies in Europe. With 65% of the nation Eastern Orthodox and 33% Muslim, Macedonia also has the 5th highest percentage of Muslims in Europe. As this new nation still struggles for solid footing in uncertain times, you will share the life-saving truth that complete security comes from dependence on Christ.

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Europe

Greece

Europe
Greece

Greece

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The very last stop in Europe will take you to the ancient and incredibly beautiful nation of Greece. This month you might find yourself serving in the refugee camps that popped up in 2015 in response to the European refugee crisis. You could spend your days helping with day-to-day tasks at the camps, passing out food, assisting with basic medical needs and teaching English. You may spend hours listening as people share stories of the pain and trials they have gone through. You will have the opportunity to be a welcoming presence, a light of hope and a carrier of the peace of Jesus Christ.

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Asia

South Asia

Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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Next, you will continue on to a nation like no other, India. Most Racers live and serve in Southern India, where the villages are bustling with activity and the streets are filled with horns blaring and tuk-tuks whizzing by. You’ll experience India with all your senses as you walk through the sea of colors and take in the the myriad spices wafting through the air. Expect to be invited into someone’s home and offered chai often as people invite you to simply sit and talk.

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Your journey will take you north to Nepal, home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world! Nepal is a very spiritual, breathtaking and mountainous country. Most of our work in Nepal is about sharing the Gospel with marginalized people, especially those in rural areas. Whether you’re in the cities outlined by the Himalayas or trekking through the hills yourself, you’ll most likely find yourself walking long distances to share your faith over a cup of milk tea.

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Asia

Malaysia

Asia
Malaysia

Malaysia

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Though Malaysia is technically a closed country, the people are eager and waiting to hear the Gospel. Build relationships with these diverse communities as you show them a lifestyle of following Jesus.

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

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
Brenna Baker
Brenna Baker
Pittsburgh, PA
Sabrina Funes
Sabrina Funes
Ocala, FL
Allison Kotlar
Allison Kotlar
Edna, TX
Miranda Merrill
Miranda Merrill
Sun Valley, NV
Alyssa Trembly
Alyssa Trembly
Spring Hill, KS
David Barnett
David Barnett
Lancaster, PA
SaVanna Boerner
SaVanna Boerner
San Antonio, TX
Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
Youngsville, NC
Josh Redfern
Josh Redfern
Knoxville, TN
Denae Sisler
Denae Sisler
Tuscaloosa, AL
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