You will spend your summer on mission in South America empowering youth and serving with a variety of outreach efforts. Your summer will kick off near the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina with our ministry partner Youth With a Mission (YWAM). You will live and work on the YWAM base helping with youth events and retreats. You will get to help with activities like running the high ropes course and leading camping trips. You will also participate in street evangelism during your time in Mendoza.
In month two you will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil to spend the rest of your summer serving with our ministry partner Brazil: Restoration Ministries. You will take daily visits to the local slums to lead children's programs, teach bible studies, and run activities and games with sports and music. Your focus will be on building relationships and discipling the youth. This will be a high energy summer with incredible opportunities to encourage kids and youth to follow Christ.
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.