(FFH/MNN) — Food For The Hungry (FH) and Adventures in Missions (AIM) have
partnered to combine missions and field service.
Through Adventures' short-term missions program, The World Race, people
are leaving their comfortable lives behind to embark on a unique adventure in Kingdom-building.
It is a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve the poorest
of the poor while living among them. It facilitates discipleship and births
partnerships with ministries around the world.
Some days are packed with construction, VBS, building
relationships with orphans, or praying for the sick at a hospital. Some days are
slower, spent interacting in the community markets, or going on prayer walks.
will give raw updates of their journey through their personal blogs, provided
by Adventures, giving blog-followers a firsthand look at the mission field and
the work that they are doing. In addition, while many blog followers may
never visit these countries, they can help continue the missionaries work in
these fields through child sponsorship with Food for the Hungry.
In 2012, over 500 World Race participants will launch into the
nations as member of "squads" consisting of about 50 people each. Countries
that will be visited include Haiti, Moldova, South Africa, India, the
Philippines, Honduras, Romania, Kenya, Thailand, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Cambodia,
Uganda, and India.
"We're so excited for this partnership. Adventures is not only
doing amazing things and assisting in individuals finding who they are in
Christ, but they are also a like-minded organization that believes in making a
difference for those across the world that have no voice and opportunity of
their own," said Tim Smith, Chief Development Officer at Food for the Hungry.
"We see a long-lasting partnership with AIM–not only with the World Race and
child sponsorship, but also with one-on-one work in the field."
"I got my start in long-term missions responding to the genocide
in Cambodia in 1980 with Food for the Hungry," shares Seth Barnes,
Founder/Executive Director of Adventures in Missions. "It was a powerful
experience that transformed me for life. I met Larry Ward in Bangkok and
heard his heart for the poor and hurting. Years later, I am thrilled to
be partnering with FH around the world. Larry may be gone, but his spirit
lives on in the way FH touches the poor in Jesus' name."