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Jan 2021 —Nov 2021

Bulgaria Chile

If you have a heart for adventure and a desire to follow God’s voice then this is the route for you!
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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.
Beka Hardy
Elder
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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.
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.
Dan Banse
Coach
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Dan and Ruanne Banse were powerfully called by God out of the corporate world in 2010 where they continue to be trained and mentored to love and heal GodȹƑƉs people all around the world. Their passion is to show the FatherȹƑƉs Heart and Love and release His Kingdom into the lives of others. They value intimacy with the Father and desire to walk with God in truth and accountability, always checking the log in their own eyes first. Their hearts are to impart Papa GodȹƑƉs Heart to others, to live in His love, to bring healing, restoration, vision and direction to the lives of GodȹƑƉs sons and daughters and to reveal the destiny God has planned for them. Jeremiah 29:11. Dan and Ruanne lead and staff Harvest Schools all over the world. They love pioneering new schools and leading outreaches wherever God calls. They minister under the covering of Iris Ministries, RTF Ministries and Convergence Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Dan is originally from Iowa and Ruanne is from Alabama. They have 3 amazing children and 5 amazing grandchildren.
Ruanne Banse
Coach
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Dan and Ruanne Banse were powerfully called by God out of the corporate world in 2010 where they continue to be trained and mentored to love and heal GodȹƑƉs people all around the world. Their passion is to show the FatherȹƑƉs Heart and Love and release His Kingdom into the lives of others. They value intimacy with the Father and desire to walk with God in truth and accountability, always checking the log in their own eyes first. Their hearts are to impart Papa GodȹƑƉs Heart to others, to live in His love, to bring healing, restoration, vision and direction to the lives of GodȹƑƉs sons and daughters and to reveal the destiny God has planned for them. Jeremiah 29:11. Dan and Ruanne lead and staff Harvest Schools all over the world. They love pioneering new schools and leading outreaches wherever God calls. They minister under the covering of Iris Ministries, RTF Ministries and Convergence Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Dan is originally from Iowa and Ruanne is from Alabama. They have 3 amazing children and 5 amazing grandchildren.
Carolina Phillips
Alum Squad Leader
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Rob Ames IV
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'
Taylor Flickinger
Squad Logistics
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Where They're Going - What They’ll Do

Europe

Bulgaria

Europe
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

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As you make your way west into Europe, you will notice hillsides populated with nomadic communities of Romani people. Witness the Gospel bursting forth with new life and freedom in a land deeply rooted in religion and tradition. You’ll discover a newfound ownership of your faith and a growing ability to share it during your time in Bulgaria.

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Europe

Ukraine

Europe
Ukraine

Ukraine

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At the edge of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine is a country caught between the East and the West. As this nation forges on to solidify an identity all its own, you’ll boldly walk out your own identity as a child of God. Join the efforts of local believers seeking to bring the Good News of the Gospel to a country that spent decades under Communist control.

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Europe

Spain

Europe
Spain

Spain

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Work your way to the edge of Europe, taking some intentional time to reflect on all the Lord has brought you through so far. Here you’ll spend time on the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile pilgrimage across spain to the Cathedral de Santiago. Hiking alongside other pilgrims in search of spiritual truth, you will build relationships and boldly proclaim the hope of the Gospel.

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Asia

Malaysia

Asia
Malaysia

Malaysia

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Malaysia is a melting pot of Indians, Chinese, Malays, and indigenous communities. A Buddhist temple can be located next to an Islamic mosque that could be neighboring a Christian church. Building relationships with members of these diverse communities while discovering a lifestyle of following Jesus will become the norm for your squad.

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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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 God leads you to prayer-walk through the red-light district, engage with tourists, or play with kids living on the street, you will have the opportunity to reveal the Kingdom to a deeply unreached country.

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Asia

Myanmar

Asia
Myanmar

Myanmar

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Once closed off from the rest of the outside world and under severe military dictatorship, the doors to this enigmatic country have been thrown wide open. Change is everywhere as Myanmar races to adapt to the 21st Century and opportunities abound. Discover a small but growing local church and join in their endeavor to evangelize and disciple the deeply Buddhist, Burmese majority.

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Asia

South Asia

Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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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 people here personally know the hope of Jesus. Step into another world as you reveal the love of God to these beautiful people.

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Many around the world flock to Nepal seeking adventure and enlightenment, yet few have discovered the truth of the Gospel. This month, venturing into the Himalayan mountains with the express purpose of bringing the light of Jesus is a real possibility. Nepal reveals the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation, and here you will discover that His love can reach even the most remote places.

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South America

Argentina

South America
Argentina

Argentina

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Follow the well-worn trail of Spanish heritage westward across the Atlantic Ocean to Argentina. A warm and social people, Argentineans will spend hours talking over cups of mate, or dancing late into the night. Advance the knowledge of the Gospel through relational evangelism and discipleship, as you walk out your identity as citizens of the Kingdom of God.

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South America

Uruguay

South America
Uruguay

Uruguay

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A small but up-and-coming nation sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay shares the European roots and culture of its neighbors. While Christianity has seen explosive growth here in the past decades, you can help deepen the knowledge of the Gospel in a country where the indigenous religions still have a stronghold.

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South America

Chile

South America
Chile

Chile

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Chile, the home of Patagonia and known as the “land of fire and ice”, is also home to a growing missionary mobilization movement. Here at the southern tip of the world, Latin American believers are being sent out to the unreached nations of Asia and Africa. Join the growing Gospel movement and activate the local church as you prepare to take everything you’ve seen God do back home with you.

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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

Team Name:Free Rivers

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SierraFoster
SierraFoster
FOREST,VA
QuynnKent
QuynnKent
Hollister,MO
ShelbySly
ShelbySly
Nashville,TN
Amanda RuthTavares
Amanda RuthTavares
New Braunfels,TX
CyntyaUriegas
CyntyaUriegas
Uvalde,TX

Team Name:The Big Finishers

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BeccaBoland
BeccaBoland
Louisville,KY
WhitneyHolmes
WhitneyHolmes
Huber Heights ,Oh
AddiHooker
AddiHooker
Land o lakes ,Fl
SunshineHorn
SunshineHorn
Spokane Valley,WA
AlexKolman
AlexKolman
Brooklyn,NY

Team Name:Unbound

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AntonioJimenez Jr
AntonioJimenez Jr
San Diego,CA
Alexvan Leersum
Alexvan Leersum
Amsterdam,Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
JerodWarren
JerodWarren
Paducah,Kentucky
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Stories From the Field

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