FOCUS:Community Development, Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry
A hot spot for surfing, Costa Rica is an adventure-seeker’s paradise. Between its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and beautiful people, it’s easy to enjoy 'pura vida' there. Outside of the tourist destinations, however, are large pockets of poverty and broken families throughout the nation. The country itself is transitioning from self-sufficient farming societies to more urban living. Traditional morals and lifestyles are giving way to a modern, consumer-oriented world.
Our partner, Ocean’s Edge, is showing Jaco, Costa Rica what it means to love your neighbor through a variety of community outreaches. God’s light is being shown in the darkness throughout Jaco through art mural projects and the intentionality of prayer for one another. They also love the beautiful people of Costa Rica through kids programs and surf club, a prenatal center, serving with a local church.
FOCUS:Community Outreach, Local Church Ministry, Children’s Ministry
Known as 'The Land of Eternal Spring,' Guatemala is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Central America. Tourists travel from all over the world just to climb its volcanoes, drink its coffee, and zip line through the rainforest. However, the true beauty of Guatemala is its people.
Restaurando a la Familia Int. is a ministry partner dedicated to restoring families through the Word of God. Through local church outreach and Restoring the Family children’s ministry, families are transformed by the love of God.
Show locals the love of Jesus through intentional connection and the power of the Gospel in Central America. You’ll learn what it means to truly love your neighbors with Ocean’s Edge in Jaco, Costa Rica. Showing the love of Jesus through art and the intentionality of prayer will shine a light in a place of darkness and bring hope to the community. Spend the second half of your summer in Guatemala, walking with the local church, pouring into children and families with the restoring love of the Father. Seize the opportunity for adventure while you activate your giftings in two beautiful Central American countries.
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.