A Word From our Founder & CEO
As we enter a new year, I’m thankful to be focused on bringing hope to the darkest places.
In 2015, we went to the front lines of two major relief responses. When the 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal in April, World Race P Squad was on the ground a week later. They sifted through rubble amidst the aftershocks, helped survivors, and communicated with our home office as we mobilized short term teams to partner with those on the ground.
Then, in October, I got a phone call from a World Race alumnus serving in Greece. Refugees from all over the Muslim world were flooding into transition points set along the borders of Greece and Turkey. They needed help. We re-routed WR squads and sent teams to Greece.
Currently our teams continue to help pull people off of boats, sorting clothes for the shivering arrivals, handing out hot cups of tea, and offering hope in a desperate situation.
They are living out the Gospel where it’s needed most.
We’re seeing similar fruit throughout Adventures. Both Gap Year and Parent Ministry have experienced dramatic growth. Young adults and parents alike are bringing their skills and talents to the table, committing their lives to Kingdom priorities.
Across our ministry, we’ve seen teams put feet to pavement with the message of Jesus. Teens, families, men, and women are bringing the real and relevant message of Jesus to the nations—from the red light districts of Thailand to the streets of Chicago.
Whether you supported a participant on a trip or went on one yourself, you might not know much about Adventures beyond the program you’ve seen. Each year we compile this report as part of our effort to be transparent and accountable to you.
Yes, the world looks dangerous. And the headlines are grim. But Jesus promises us that we win this thing. And knowing that, we choose to focus on what God is doing around the world.
Here are some stories of what He did in 2015. Thank you for your generosity. Your partnership with us makes a difference as we seek to mobilize and disciple both those we send and the nations we send them to.
Founder and CEO,
Adventures in Missions