One hundred racers just returned from spending a year around the world. We’re together here in Gainesville for a week. We’ve invited twenty other organizations in to speak to them about their opportunities today.
The racers have glimpsed the kingdom and can’t go back to a system focused around shallow values. They’ve tasted how exciting life can be and now they’re trying to figure out how to answer the question, “What’s next?” They’re not OK with the injustices they’ve seen.
Yesterday Andrew Shearman told them, “All you need is your passport and a ticket.” His point was to encourage them to get in motion. I heard that one of the racers went out afterward and booked a ticket to Thailand.
We prayed for Clinton White, the A squad leader, leaving for a long-term assignment to Ukraine.
I talked to Annie Walker, who has opened a cake-cooking business, and Anna Notario, who started Bananarchy
I’m hoping some of them will go to South Sudan where Uche has got hundreds of young people he needs help discipling.
I’m hoping that a few will join Adventures teams that are headed long-term to Thailand, Swaziland, Cambodia, Ireland, and India.
I’ll be speaking twice and talking one-on-one with about 20 of them. It’s a thrill connecting them to people who have answers to their questions.
If you were me, what would you say to them?