Oct 2020 — Sep 2021

Costa Rica Indonesia

Spread the love of God throughout the pacific rim
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Application Deadline: June 11, 2020
11 countries
Duration:  11 Months Age Range:  21-35 Fundraising Amount: $17,700 Training Camp: October 14‑25, 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.
Amy Heitzman
Squad Mentor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Costa Rica

Central America
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Focus: Camp Ministry, Feeding Program, Sex Trafficking Ministry, Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Evangelism, Manual Labor

Your journey will launch in Costa Rica, where you will get to join our ministry partners and share the powerful love of Jesus in slums devastated by gang violence and poverty. There will be opportunities to share the Gospel with local business owners and tourists, and ultimately show this pura vida nation the true source of Life.

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Central America

Panama

Central America
Panama

Panama

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Focus: Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Evangelism, Local Church Ministry, Unreached People Groups

Alongside our ministry partners, you may meet indigenous tribes scattered throughout the rainforests or connect with the South Asian immigrant population in the emerging capital city. Your team may help out on a coffee farm in the misty volcanic valleys or share the Gospel with university students in this vibrant nation.

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South America

Ecuador

South America
Ecuador

Ecuador

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Focus: Children’s Ministry, Local Church Ministry, Special Needs Ministry, Teaching English, Feeding Program, Refugee Ministry

See God at work through our ministry partners as you help them care for neglected refugees and abandoned children with special needs. Or share the Gospel with local students while you drink in the stunning surroundings of the snow-capped Andes mountains. During off days, you may zipline through rainforests or hike up an active volcano.

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South America

Peru

South America
Peru

Peru

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Focus: Community Outreach, Local Church Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Special Needs Ministry, Teaching English, Church Planting

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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Focus: Local Church Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Church-Planting

There is a growing movement of Latin American missionaries being sent out from this prosperous nation of booming cities and pristine landscapes. Join our network of ministry partners and be part of activating the local church in Chile.

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Asia

Japan

Asia
Japan

Japan

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Focus: Church Planting, Teaching English, Unreached People Groups

Here you will encounter a very modern country that clings to social tradition and honor. The younger Japanese generation is ready to embrace something other than the rituals of their ancestors. But in this deeply unreached country, many have never heard of the freedom that the Gospel brings.

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Asia

China

Asia
China

China

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Discover a zealous church that is exploding even amidst heavy political and social persecution. Encounter billions of people within China who are hungry for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Asia

Vietnam

Asia
Vietnam

Vietnam

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Focus: Teaching English, Community Outreach

This rapidly developing nation is on the brink of massive change as its younger generation is hungry for Truth. Though the communist government has made it illegal to share your faith, you will teach English as a way to build relationships with locals and hopefully open doors to Gospel conversations with people whose hearts are burning to listen.

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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Focus: Teaching English, Church Planting, Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry

Even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation, the Cambodian people are moving forward with a hopeful outlook and a generous heart. Join our partners as they minister to local street kids, teach English, and share the hope of the Gospel with locals.

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Asia

Malaysia

Asia
Malaysia

Malaysia

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Focus: Teaching English, Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, Unreached People Groups

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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Asia

Indonesia

Asia
Indonesia

Indonesia

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Focus: Community Outreach, Teaching English, Church Planting, Unreached People Groups

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. Wherever your team is serving, you will have the opportunity to join our passionate partners in revealing the truth of Jesus.

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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
Tymon Aguilar
Tymon Aguilar
Houston, TX
Misty Allen
Misty Allen
Burleson, TX
Julianna Barker
Julianna Barker
Mayville, ND
Brandon Benson
Brandon Benson
Cleveland, TN
Ashton Bussard
Ashton Bussard
Sherwood , AR
Alicia Cano
Alicia Cano
Denton, TX
Andrew Carlburg
Andrew Carlburg
Indianapolis, Indiana
Callie Chenoweth
Callie Chenoweth
Van Buren, Arkansas
Grace Copen-DiIulio
Grace Copen-DiIulio
Bettendorf, IA
Drake Crowell
Drake Crowell
Fayetteville, AR
Macy Dudenhoeffer
Macy Dudenhoeffer
Joplin, MO
Julia Dugan-Carr
Julia Dugan-Carr
San Clemente, Ca
Brack Duncan
Brack Duncan
Winchester, KY
Russell Durdunji
Russell Durdunji
NASHVILLE, TN
Daniel Ford
Daniel Ford
Yorktown , Virginia
Mitchel Green
Mitchel Green
Fort Worth, TX
Zaiah Henderson
Zaiah Henderson
Newton, NC
Alexa Hosch
Alexa Hosch
Onalaska, WI
Paiton Houchins
Paiton Houchins
Greenville, KY
Katelyn Hutchison
Katelyn Hutchison
Athens, TN
Lauren Johnson
Lauren Johnson
Winston-Salem, NC
Rachel Kiger
Rachel Kiger
Hermitage, TN
Jen Kirkland
Jen Kirkland
Farwell, Texas
Janice Knight-Nieves
Janice Knight-Nieves
Ellendale, DE
Kailee Knudsen
Kailee Knudsen
Kearney, Missouri
Gabrielle Laserna
Gabrielle Laserna
Greer, SC
Crystal Martinez
Crystal Martinez
Nashville, TENNESSEE
Sarah Nicholson
Sarah Nicholson
Livermore, CA
Kennedy Patch
Kennedy Patch
Austin, TX
Amber Phillips
Amber Phillips
N. Chesterfield, VA
Rachel Preston
Rachel Preston
Everett, Washington
Tianna Pride
Tianna Pride
Danville, PA
Paighton Roushey
Paighton Roushey
Cumming, GA
Chelsie Ruff
Chelsie Ruff
Mill Spring, NC
Breanne Steindel
Breanne Steindel
Winston-Salem, NC
Heather Stichter
Heather Stichter
Etna Green, Indiana
Matt Stuart
Matt Stuart
Idyllwild, CA
Micah Torgerson
Micah Torgerson
Milwaukee, WI
Hailey Tucker
Hailey Tucker
Fairfax, Virginia
Alex van Leersum
Alex van Leersum
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Brianne Van Voorhis
Brianne Van Voorhis
Corinth, Texas
Laina Vaughan
Laina Vaughan
Spokane, Washington
Allie White
Allie White
Columbus, IN
Abby Withers
Abby Withers
Moselle, MS
Ben Zane
Ben Zane
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Hannah Zimmerle
Hannah Zimmerle
McKinney, TX
Taylor Reed
Taylor Reed
Claremont, NC

Route Details

11 Months

Duration

October 25, 2020—September 15, 2021

Trip Dates

21-35

Age Range

June 11, 2020

Application Deadline

$17,700

Fundraising Requirement

October 14, 2020—October 25, 2020

Training Camp

Route Description

Skirting the rim of the Pacific Ocean from the Patagonian region of Chile to the countless islands of Indonesia, traverse the stretch of Pacific coastlands known as the “Ring of Fire.” On this route, come alongside the local church in the West and bring the fire of the Holy Spirit to the unreached countries of the far East.

Take the first steps of your journey down the cobblestone streets of historic colonial pueblos and scale simmering volcanoes in Central America—a region on the cusp of sending out its own missionary force. A similar movement is erupting in South America, where all but the most remote jungle tribes are now reached by the Gospel. God is raising up the Latin American church to reach the unreached countries of the East, where your journey continues.

An ocean away, pass from the jagged peaks of Patagonia, nicknamed the Land of Fire and Ice, to Japan, known as the Land of the Rising Sun. Though rapidly urbanizing, Japan and China still maintain their timeless allure. Here God is at work transforming some of the largest cities in the world with His unchanging Word.

Further south, cold rocky coasts melt into steamy tropical beaches. Bring the good news of the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to Southeast Asia, where at its core, Buddhism and Islam still dominate. Your Race will end in the thousands of islands of Indonesia, the largest Muslim country on earth. But the fire God will ignite inside you for the nations will continue to burn long after your journey ends.

Stories From the Field

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