Amberly Vincent has long had a desire to travel and serve others, but even she couldn’t have imagined how far those passions would take her.
Beginning in July, Vincent will visit 11 countries in 11 months as part of The World Race, a missions trip that “challenges young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange for an understanding that it’s not about you – it’s about the kingdom.”
Vincent and 80 fellow travelers will begin their journey with a week of training stateside in Georgia, followed by trips to Albania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, India, Nepal, China and Mongolia. The groups are divided into teams of eight, with whom Vincent will travel to specific cities within each country.
With a mission to reach the biblical directive of “the least of these,” participants will engage in projects that include teaching classes, building, visiting orphanages and befriending girls involved in prostitution.
“I believe that everything that has happened so far in my life has pointed toward God’s ultimate plan of sending me on the race,” says Vincent, who graduated from George Fox in May with a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries.
Visit amberlyvincent.theworldrace.org to follow Vincent’s race.