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Jan 2021 — Nov 2021

South Africa Indonesia

Ignite your faith as you experience God at work across Africa and Asia.
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Application Deadline: August 20, 2021
11 countries
Duration:  11 Months Age Range:  21-35 Fundraising Amount: $17,900 Training Camp: October 5‑14, 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.
Teresa McMillan
Squad Mentor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Africa

South Africa

Africa
South Africa
Intro to Missions

South Africa

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Theme: Intro to Missions
Focus: Community Outreach, Community Development, Evangelism, Children’s Ministry

At the southernmost tip of the African continent, God is bringing restoration and healing to a country with a painful history of racism and division. Our ministry partners are providing Gospel-centered community development and education. You will be equipped in this diverse nation to share the Gospel and live out your faith for the rest of your journey.

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Africa

Eswatini

Africa
Eswatini
Learn from Vulnerable Children

Eswatini

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Theme: Learn from Vulnerable Children
Focus: Community Development, Feeding Program, Children’s Ministry, Leadership, Agriculture

Experience the simple pace of African rural life in Eswatini. You will partner with the Adventures in Missions base, who is bringing new hope in this country where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has orphaned thousands of children. You will help our local staff holistically care for these children and teach them about Jesus.

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Africa

Zimbabwe

Africa
Zimbabwe
Experiencing Community

Zimbabwe

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Theme: Experiencing Community
Focus: Church Planting, Youth Ministry, Community Outreach, Discipleship

The people of Zimbabwe are searching for truth and something to rely on after decades of political and economic instability. Join our partners as they reach youth with the Gospel, training them to share the love of Jesus with their neighbors.

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Africa

Zambia

Africa
Zambia
Coming Alongside Locals

Zambia

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Theme: Coming Alongside Locals
Focus: Church Planting, Community Outreach, Youth Ministry, Camp Ministry, Discipleship

Witness a powerful move of new church plants flooding across the urban and rural areas of Zambia. You’ll work alongside our ministry partners who are raising up local leaders to reach Zambians with the Gospel and deepen their level of discipleship.

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Africa

Ethiopia

Africa
Ethiopia
Leadership Development

Ethiopia

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Theme: Leadership Development
Focus: Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach, Manual Labor

Ethiopians maintain a unique cultural identity and will welcome you in like family. Join our partner HOPEthiopia who is showing God’s love to children and the often-neglected elderly population. You’ll help bring physical restoration to the land through reforestation projects and spiritual restoration to its people through the hope of the Gospel.

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal
Moving Mountains

Nepal

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

Many around the world flock to Nepal seeking adventure and enlightenment, yet few have discovered the truth of the Gospel. Hike across the imposing Himalayan mountains as you bring the light of Jesus 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
Church Planting

South Asia

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

Drink in the vibrancy of the colors, spices, and sounds of South Asia, and join the powerful church planting movement across the country. South Asia is quickly becoming the most populous country in the world, yet so few know the hope of Jesus.

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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia
Ministry is Life... Life is Ministry

Cambodia

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Theme: Ministry is Life... Life is Ministry
Focus: Teaching English, Church Planting, Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry

A robust and growing church presence is blooming here, even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation. Aided by the healing and hope of the Gospel, many Cambodians are moving forward with a hopeful outlook and a generous heart. Join God in His redemptive work in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand
Kingdom Life Plan

Thailand

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Theme: Kingdom Life Plan
Focus: Teaching English, Children’s Ministry

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

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Asia

Malaysia

Asia
Malaysia
Ask the Lord + Listening Prayer

Malaysia

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Theme: Ask the Lord + Listening Prayer
Focus: Teaching English, Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, Unreached People Groups

As you wander the streets crowded with buzzing motos and enticing food stands, you may notice a Buddhist temple next to an Islamic mosque next to a Christian church. 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 life of following Jesus.

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Asia

Indonesia

Asia
Indonesia
Reflection and Celebration

Indonesia

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Theme: Reflection and Celebration
Focus: Community Outreach, Teaching English, Church Planting, Unreached People Groups

Across this collection of nearly 18,000 islands, you’ll find a diverse range of cultures and languages, yet there are more Muslims here than in any other country on the planet. You may evangelize alongside a local church or work with a team of Bible translators to bring the gift of God’s Word in the local language.

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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
Cayce Bell
Cayce Bell
Salisbury, NC
Caitlin Brock
Caitlin Brock
jacksonville, FL
Katie Cameron
Katie Cameron
Hilton Head Island, SC
Kodie Clifton
Kodie Clifton
San Angelo, Texas
Jonathan Combs
Jonathan Combs
Katy, Texas
Kelsey Corns
Kelsey Corns
Cornelius, North Carolina
Holly Fitzpatrick
Holly Fitzpatrick
Little Rock, Arkansas
Yahni Goodwyn
Yahni Goodwyn
Goochland, Virginia
Alexa Hosch
Alexa Hosch
Onalaska, WI
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson
Bradenton, FL
Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones
Somerville, TN
Rachel Kemper
Rachel Kemper
Hoffman Estates, IL
Krista Martony
Krista Martony
Edmond, Oklahoma
Megan McDermott
Megan McDermott
Chandler, AZ
Kelsie Miller
Kelsie Miller
MIDLAND, MI
Amanda Nearburg Urquides
Amanda Nearburg Urquides
Roswell, NM
Haley Payne
Haley Payne
Chillicothe, OH
Amanda Quaglia
Amanda Quaglia
Reading, PA
Ashlyn-Kate Richter
Ashlyn-Kate Richter
Wylie, Texas
Rebekah Sartain
Rebekah Sartain
Schertz, TX
Kayla Yaeckel
Kayla Yaeckel
Chattanooga, TN

Route Details

11 Months

Duration

January 7, 2021—November 21, 2021

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

21-35

Age Range

August 20, 2021

Application Deadline

$17,900

Fundraising Requirement

October 5, 2020—October 14, 2020

Training Camp

Route Description

From Africa’s southern tip, to the countless islands of Indonesia, your World Race journey will take you to places beyond your comfort zone. On this route, you’ll come alongside the growing mobilization movement exploding from the plains of Subsaharan Africa, and bring the light of the Gospel to some of Asia’s largest unreached countries.

Start your journey in South Africa, at the furthest point of the African continent. Then travel up through sub-Saharan Africa, a region in transition from being a place that once needed missionaries to being one that sends them. As you go, you’ll be equipped to bring the Gospel alongside indigenous church leaders paving the way north.

As you make your way around the Indian Ocean rim, you’ll partner alongside a network of churches and ministries seeking to bring the light of the Gospel to unreached people groups.

Stories From the Field

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