FOCUS:Church Planting, Community Outreach, Teaching English, Anti-trafficking
Thailand is known by many as "The Land of Smiles." Though an alluring tourist destination, Thailand’s glimmering cities and sandy beaches are marred by the dark reputation of sex trafficking and sex tourism. Nearly 90% of the population is unreached with the Gospel.
Here you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country by helping train and encourage local believers to share the Gospel with their neighbors and plant churches, which will multiply to more churches. You will intercede for those trapped in human trafficking through prayer walks and come alongside organizations that are helping rescue and restore those caught in the sex trade industry.
Adventures in Missions base in Thailand has a large network of ministry partners. Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, local culture and tourism merge for endless opportunities to be an example of the love of God. These missionaries work with local partners to support the body of Christ in Thailand and help to plant churches, provide opportunities, and meet needs within the community.
From the tourist city of Chiang Mai to the villages of the Isaan region, immerse yourself in the eclectic country and cultures of Thailand as you live out a lifestyle of missions with our long-term ministry base. You’ll get culture and language orientation as you make your home with tourists at the hostel above Bella Goose, one of our partner’s coffee shops, which is employing and empowering women from the red light district. And you’ll lead a daily camp for kids whose mothers work in the district, showing the next generation the love of Jesus and hope for a different future. Take a 3-week journey to the village home of the world’s 30 largest unreached people groups, where you’ll assist local leaders in planting churches. From Buddhist monks to your favorite Thai fruit vendors, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from each other and share hope you’ve found through a relationship with Jesus.
I’ve been to over 30 countries (and Thailand 7 times) and out of all the trips we’re offering this fall, THIS trip gets me most excited. Thailand is one of the most unique places I’ve ever been. The people, the culture, THE FOOD, the opportunities, it feels endless and exciting. I’d be stoked to join the church planting crew for those weeks and get to be a small part of a church planting movement that will be around for generations. On top of that getting to see multiple ministries, angles and areas of one place for a whole semester would feel meaningful to me. I love learning, history, and really getting to places and meeting people within a country that you never would as a tourist….3 whole months focused here gets me excited to send people on this immersive experience.
THIS SEMESTERS TRIP EMPOWERS YOU TO:
1. Grow with God
Witness God moving through the ministries and people you serve. Rely on His strength to fuel your days and His voice to lead the way.
2. Find Community
Discover how to be the church without walls and love each other while living and serving together in Thailand.
3. Make a Difference
Come alongside our ministry partners to serve the community you’ll live in. You will focus a lot of your time being the hands and feet of Jesus through outreach and discipleship.
WHAT IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL THIS TRIP DUE TO COVID-19?
We have an experienced risk management team. They monitor political, health, weather, and other risks in the regions where we serve. We continue to confidently plan impactful trips and adjust when necessary. We won’t launch a trip that isn’t up to our standards of safety. In 2020, we canceled our international trips due to safety and travel restrictions with COVID-19 and gave options to our participants to join us domestically or defer to a later date. We currently feel confident launching this trip. If we have to cancel this trip, or you don’t feel comfortable going, the money you’ve raised can be applied to a different or future trip within the next calendar year.
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!
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
You will spend the first few days of your trip at our campus in Georgia, training, worshiping and bonding with your teammates before you leave.
Step 4: Launch
You will fly out with your team from the Atlanta airport and begin your semester on mission.
Ever wonder if there’s more to your faith than what you’re experiencing? I can relate.
I understand how it feels to hear that whisper inside you that there’s got to be more to your faith than what you’re experiencing. That’s why I risked it all, quit my job, sold everything I owned and took off overseas to serve God and His people. I got a taste of the ‘more’ God had for me. 10+ years and 30+ countries later, my team and I now help other young people experience adventurous and purpose-filled moments with God like I had ...one semester at a time.
How We Support You
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.
You’ll spend the first few days of your trip at a training camp here at World Race headquarters in North Georgia.
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.
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.
Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.
Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.