FOCUS:Teaching English, Manual Labor Projects, Community Outreach
The fifth largest country in both population and geography, Brazil is a rising superpower in the world’s economy. From the Amazon jungle to the shores of Rio, this geographically diverse nation is also home to a significant evangelical population and many missionaries. However, crime, homelessness, and poverty are serious issues in Brazil. Crime, homelessness, and poverty are serious issues in Brazil. Those trapped in poverty and feeling forgotten need to know God sees and cherishes them. Jesus is on the move in Brazil. Will you be His hands and feet in this beautiful country?
Wycliffe, our partner, believes that everyone deserves a Bible they can understand. For more than 75 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. This is taking place in Brazil, among many other countries all over the world. Since 1982, Wycliffe has contributed to the growing church in Brazil through scripture translation, church planting, and training of workers!
A typical day in Brazil could look like:
After your first week of training in key concepts in ministry, culture, scripture, and languages, you will spend each day applying what you have learned. Much of your time will be spent building relationships in the community and helping train their ministry students through English training and discipleship. You will also help with various practical projects around the community that will continue to support the future efforts of the ministry after you leave.
Spend your summer serving others in the beautiful landscape and culture of Brazil. You will partner with Wycliffe, a well-established ministry committed to seeing every person have a Bible they can understand. Your first week will be focused on training. Gain new understanding of the key concepts in ministry, culture, scripture, and languages from the experts at Wycliffe before you dive into community outreach. After training, you’ll go into the communities of Brasilia to apply what you have learned. You’ll build meaningful relationships in the community to connect back to long-term leaders and help other ministry students learn and practice English.
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.