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The End

As my time on the Race has come to an end, there's no better way to share my experience than through video. During my time on the field I worked on putting something together that would accurately depict what the "true World Race experience" is like. There are no edits, no music, just life as we saw it. Hang on till the very end (my favorite part) to hear what worship was like around the world as well. I hope you enjoy and would love to chat in person about my year (and your year) while I

Timing

Thank you all for your prayers and support. After a lot of consideration I decided the Timing wasnt right for me to do this trip. I have committed to a short term trip to Haiti in September and I may do another trip in the fall if I am able. Also still considering the world race in the future, just praying the Lord show me His will for my life. If you donated money to my world race fund the money will stay in my account with adventures in missions and will go toward my future mission trips! 

Be Careful What You Ask For Part 2

Three  months ago while I was sitting in Cambodia during month six of the race;   home sick, hot and hungry I received an email from my Squad Mentor presenting the opportunity to alumni squad lead in October 2016.I quickly read the email and thought about it for a few minutes and then said to myself,“Nah, thats not for me.” I am currently squad leading as a raised up squad leader and will have done that for 7 months of the race. I have loved every second of having this oppo

#RunningManChallenge

One of my favorite things to do is run.    I know­­­­—gag, right? Go juice cleanse or something. Hear me out, though! It’s my way of de-stressing and having the space to think...or not think. Nothing beats getting away from all those annoying, bickering thoughts in my head and just focusing on my feet. Left, right, left, right    These past couple years, I’ve really started enjoying this form of therapy…or torture(whichever way rela

Spontaneous Obedience

  It was a night of spontaneous adventure. One of my teammates, Hery, had to go into the city to get her knee checked out, she had fallen off the top bunk of a bunkbed a few months back and banged up her knee pretty bad. My whole team went with her for moral support.We went exploring in a little city right out side of Plantanar and accidentally spent too much time at the local McDonalds. Just so you all know, when on the World Race, if you find a McDonalds, it's like finding your soulmate.

Spontaneous Obedience

  It was a night of spontaneous adventure. One of my teammates, Hery, had to go into the city to get her knee checked out, she had fallen off the top bunk of a bunkbed a few months back and banged up her knee pretty bad. My whole team went with her for moral support.We went exploring in a little city right out side of Plantanar and accidentally spent too much time at the local McDonalds. Just so you all know, when on the World Race, if you find a McDonalds, it's like finding your soulmate.

When Adventure Stops Being Fun

The race is full of adventure- some days it's fun adventure where you hike a mountain and soak in the view from the top. Some days it's really hard. Some days the adventure looks like being put on the spot in front of an entire church congregation when they ask you to buy them a building to meet in. How do you even begin to explain how you don't have that kind of money? It's hard to hear a woman say "My husband has given me permission to leave with you all and go to America; please don't leave

An Invitation to Love a Princess at K.F.C.

 It was an administrative day for our Squad Leader team. We were in need of bottomless wifi and coffee that wasn't instant. We parked ourselves at a coffee shop in the second largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere located in Durban, South Africa. It was a long day of tedious work. On our way back to the hostel, we stopped by the hospital just a block away from the mall where on of my squad mates was waiting to get admitted for some tests. The insurance company and hospital were disag

Shalom

           Jeremiah 29:11-14For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.     It's here. Month nine. I'm still persever

A Quick Update

As of right now I am a little over 100% funded and have most of my gear! God has blessed me so much! It is just the beginning of the World Race and having $14,000 raised is amazing. I often wonder why I am so blessed, of all people why am I blessed this much/this fast? There are plenty of people going on this race with me, who are working harder than me and still do not have as much money as me.  After thinking about this I realized that the people I am connected to are the reason this happ

If You say go, I will go...

Last October I deposited my first payment and officially committed to the World Race. Wow….time moves fast. Now, it’s almost June and God has taken me on a whirlwind ride. I’m growing in intimacy with Holy Spirit, learning about vulnerability, and mostly doing what God has called all of us to do --- love people well. If you had asked me last year what I would be doing in 2016, World Race would not have even a close response. But now, there is nowhere else I would rather be.

To all of my supporters

To everyone that has supported me thus far, whether that be financially and or prayerfully. I want to say thank you. Just those words don't seem fitting. How do I even properly say thank you enough? I wish there was something super profound I could say that could make you feel the gratitude that my heart feels. Coming into this whole raising money thing was hard. $17,562 seemed impossible. My thoughts. How is anyone ever going to want to give me money knowing my past. I must look like a complet

That one time when I asked God what he sees in me and he said 'the world' and I was like 'ummmm...... different answer please!'

One of our squad leaders came to stay with us for a few days. One evening she led a worship night for us. She played thought provoking music in the background and gave us a few personal questions to take before God. I went and sat in the doorway and watched life take place from my front door that evening. It was after dark, bugs buzzed around the store lights, cats lazily perused the allies, and good music played in my ears.   The first questions was ‘Ask the Lord what he sees in yo

Dating on the Race (Jack)

Some of you may or may not know that when you get accepted for the World Race you sign a contract agreeing to certain rules and restriction from the time that you get accepted to the time that you return to America; unless, you are already in a serious relationship. And when I applied I was dating my girlfriend Molly Elizabeth Fritz. One of my first thoughts about the whole situation is that I didn’t want to hold her back and be a burden over her 2nd year of college, so her and me talked a

Dating while on the Race (Molly)

When Jack first told me he was applying for the World Race, it was March and he would be leaving in September. That sounds like a bunch of time in between – but I will first-hand vouch that it definitely isn’t! And before I knew it, he was accepted. When the time came closer to his launch we decided we wanted to make this work. A little crazy, right? When I think back to the summer I know I was thinking, “the guy in front of me will be leaving in a month and a half and I am rea
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