World Race - January 2020

Unscripted - Bolivia to Nepal

World Race - January 2020 Unscripted
DURATION 11 Months
AGE RANGE 21-35
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $20,500 How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE August 15, 2019
TRAINING CAMP January 10-20, 2020
Countries Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Nepal

Route Description

This route has the most regional diversity of any route launching in January 2020!

This will not be your traditional World Race route—Unscripted does not use hosts in the ways other routes do.

The Unscripted mantra is: ministry is life, life is ministry. Your ministry won’t be confined to a specific time of day or location and it will often look different as God leads you each day.

This route will require a high level of dependency on the Lord’s voice and teach what it means to truly walk in the Kingdom. It’s not always about the big moments, but the small things, looking out for the person right in front of you everyday.

Culturally, your route will progress through a variety of South American cultures and traditions. As you journey east, the ministry will increase in difficulty level as you get into more and more unreached areas. You’ll serve in Patagonia, Greece, East Africa, India and Nepal—a combination of adventure, remoteness, and spiritual need.

If you are all in and ready to experience a vast array of culture and different religions as you seek to share the Gospel, then this route is for you!

Are you a good fit for the World Race?

Countries

Bolivia

Your Race will kick off in Bolivia where we often have a focus on ministering to remote, unreached villages. You could likely find yourself hiking and camping for days at a time to share the Gospel with a community that has never heard it before. Bolivia is the poorest nation in South America and as the people are very ethnic, they experience a great deal of discrimination from other nations. Recently evangelism almost became illegal and this really left the local Christians frightened. You can be part of bringing encouragement and hope to this fragile nation.

Chile

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.

Argentina

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!

Spain

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?

Montenegro

Next you will travel to Montenegro! Known as “Black Mountain”, Eastern Europe’s Montenegro shares borders with Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Albania. Formerly part of the socialist Yugoslavia, Montenegro is still recovering from the impact of Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Having declared independence from Serbia in 2006, Montenegro is currently working to be the newest member of the European Union. With so many people groups living within this tiny nation; they are most united in their religion: over 70% practice Serbian Orthodoxy, while the Albanian citizens (19%) are Sunni Muslim. Will you share healing and hope in Montenegro?

Macedonia

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.

Greece

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.

Ethiopia

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.

Kenya

Your second month in Africa will take you to Kenya. From the Maasai bush to the slums of Kibera, Kenya’s story is as diverse as its people. The nation is home to 42 tribes, 69 languages, and 400,000 Somali refugees. Despite its developed economy, half of Kenya’s population lives under the poverty line. Many suffer from preventable health problems like malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition, and pneumonia.

India

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.

Nepal

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.

Process

Step 1: Apply

The application includes creating a profile and completing a questionnaire. It should take a little under an hour to complete.

Step 2: Interview

After you complete and submit your application you will get the opportunity to schedule a phone interview with our team.

Step 3: Accepted

Once you are accepted, a $200 deposit will confirm your spot on the trip.

Step 4: Fundraising

Once you are committed, you’ll be paired with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas and all the logistical information you need to prepare.

Step 5: Training

Four-six weeks before your Race begins, you will spend 10 days at our campus in Georgia. This time will include missional and cultural training, discipleship, worship, and bonding with your teammates before you leave.

Step 6: Launch

After several days of additional training in Atlanta, you will fly out together as a squad and begin your ministry on the World Race.

How We Support You

Discipleship

Discipleship

A large part of this journey is growing in your walk with Christ. We desire to model the way Jesus discipled his followers, mentors, coaches, and fellow Racers will disciple you, while you serve, love, and disciple others.

Training

Training

Six to eight weeks before your launch date, you’ll attend a 10-day intensive training at our headquarters here in North Georgia.

Community

Community

You’ll get to experience raw Christian community as you travel, serve, and encourage each other. Once you officially join the Race, you will be invited to a private Facebook group to begin getting to know your squad.

Fundraising

Fundraising

We’ll provide coaching, video tutorials, scripts, and ideas for fundraising plus a free fundraising course and a blog so you can tell your story and accept donations. We also have structured deadlines to help you reach your goal.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.

Parent Connect

Parent Connect

Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.

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