Spread the love of God throughout the Pacific Rim Route 1: Where Adventure, Purpose, and God’s Kingdom Collide

Experience God at work in the post-Christian nations of Eastern Europe, in the crush of humanity in India, and in the big-hearted village communities of Subsaharan Africa

The World Race has led over 5000+ people on this transformational journey.

Beka Hardy

For the past 12 years, we have connected men and women just like yourself with ministry opportunities all around the world. Our coaches and mentors will walk with you every step of the way as you seek to know God deeper and serve the nations.

The World Race October 2020 Route 1 journey empowers you to:

1. Grow with God

1. Grow with God

Spend time with the Lord and discover how to hear His voice as you bring the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit across Central America and Southeast Asia.

2. Find Community

2. Find Community

Live in Biblical community, encourage one another in Christ, and discover how to live a Kingdom way of life. During your off days, you’ll get to zipline through rainforests, hike up an active volcano and explore different cultures with your teammates.

3. Make a Difference

3. Make a Difference

Whether you are evangelizing, working with a team of Bible translators, or caring for neglected refugees and abandoned children with special needs, you will be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever you are ministering.

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Route Description

DURATION 11 Months
AGE RANGE 21-35
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $17,700 How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE June 11, 2020
TRAINING CAMP October 14-25, 2020
TRIP DATES 10/25/2020 - 9/15/2021
Countries Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia
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.

Countries

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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. Read More
Panama

Panama

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. Read More
Ecuador

Ecuador

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. Read More
Peru

Peru

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. Read More
Chile

Chile

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. Read More
Japan

Japan

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. Read More
China

China

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. Read More
Vietnam

Vietnam

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. Read More
Cambodia

Cambodia

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. Read More
Malaysia

Malaysia

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. Read More
Indonesia

Indonesia

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. Read More

Process

Step 1: Apply

You’ll create a profile and complete a questionnaire application and then schedule a phone interview with our team so we can get to know you better. After that, we’ll let you know when you’ve been accepted! (A $200 deposit will confirm your spot.)

Step 2: Fundraise

Once you’ve confirmed your spot, we will pair you with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas, and all the logistical information you need to prepare.

Step 3: Train

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 4: 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

You’ll attend a 10-day intensive training at our headquarters here in North Georgia. From there, your squad will drive to Atlanta, and fly to the first country where you will spend 4-5 days at Launch Training.

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.