You will spend your summer on mission in Southern Africa working with at-risk children and young Christian leaders. Your summer will kick off in Swaziland at the Adventures in Missions Base in rural Nsoko. Your time will be spent serving at our children’s ministry care points throughout the area. You will assist with the day-to-day operation of the care points, teach classes, lead VBS-style programs and help with improvement projects. Everything you and your team do this month will be done with the vision of helping the younger generation grow into strong Christian leaders who know their worth in Christ and can impact their community.
In month two, you will travel to South Africa to spend the rest of your summer serving with Global Leadership Academy (GLA) in Jeffreys Bay. Your team will primarily serve through teaching classes and helping with admin and improvement projects around the school. You will also have the opportunity to build relationships with the students and walk with them as they seek to know Jesus more. In the afternoons, your team will be involved in various community outreaches. You will also be there during Winterfest - one of the biggest surfing competitions in Africa! There will be lots of opportunities and special projects for outreach to the tourists attending the competition. This will be a busy summer focused on empowering the next generation to be strong in their faith.
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.
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An Open House is the chance for you and your family to join us at the World Race Headquarters in Gainesville, Ga for either full day or half day experiences. You will hear from our leadership, meet the staff and alumni, and learn all about the World Race, World Race: Gap Year, Semesters by World Race, and Global U.