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I'm on a World Race parents vision trip in Kenya. It's beautiful here on the green escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Forty parents and their 27 racers are with us and we're having quite a time. Sometimes the atmosphere is electric – the racers having lived so much life by month …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

I'm on a World Race parents vision trip in Kenya. It's beautiful here on the green escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Forty parents and their 27 racers are with us and we're having quite a time.

Sometimes the atmosphere is electric – the racers having lived so much life by month 9, the parents eager to join them in what they're learning. Both parents and racers experiencing the kingdom and diving deeper in their relationship.

For a long time we wondered if it could work. Some racers aren't ready for it – they are still processing too much. But by waiting till near the end of the race and then giving them the option to invite their parents or not, we struck the right balance.

So now, we've decided to make these parent vision trips a standard thing on every World Race. We let the parents know at the outset that their racer may or may not invite them and not to feel bad if they're not invited.

But the trips are a lot of fun for all. You can see it in the accompanying video. If you're the parent of a racer, I hope to see you on one!

Comments (12)

  • Thank you so much, Seth. This is just an amazing opportunity and I am so looking forward to joining Jacquie in Romania next week. I have been praying and thanking God and AIM for providing parents with this wonderful gift to be part of this journey alongside of our children and to get a glimpse of what they have been experiencing and to challenge me to be open to what God is calling me to do on this trip. You said at the launch meeting that this would be a journey for the parents too and you were oh so right. I am so thankful that Jacquie answered God’s calling to be part of this wonderful World Race and I am thankful for my own journey that has brought me closer to God.

    Thank you Seth for your wonderful vision and forming the World Race; what an awesome program!

  • Thanks Seth for providing this opportunity for parents!!!
    Thank you for always stretching on behalf of the kingdom.
    It makes me think of Heb 10:39 “But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls”
    Praying continual provision for your faithfulness and strength to walk fully in your inheritance personaly and corporately with the ministry !!!!
    Stay strong and courageous,
    Mary Banas

  • Love it!!! Oh I wanna go back and do it all over again! Haha… I’m really past the age range now :). Well, maybe I’ll get to send Mykah one day and join her in Kenya or something!!!!

  • This is so awesome!!! Wow!!! The sound track is soooooo apt!!!
    Thanks a million “Dad” for sharing. Stay strong and keep forging ahead. Coming right behind you (LOL) and thanks for the prayers for my MPH dissertation!!!.

    Love you loads.
    Sola.

  • AMAZING!!!! We wish we could have joined Daniel for his 9th month. How wonderful that this is now an option. The experiencing of missions together is a for sure bucket list item.

  • what a brilliant idea! love these God ideas… who’d of thunk the race could still get better!

  • Oh my gosh! From seeing the parents get off the plane to the floating lanterns at the end… I was so emotional and it was BEAUTIFUL!

  • Thanks daddy Seth for providing great opportunity for parents.May God bless you and all your mission work.
    We love and we always remember in our prayers.
    Yours son in Christ.Emmanuel Sadiq

  • Ed and I, (G-Squad parents) were on the first Parent Vision Trip to Kenya in March with our daughter Joan. It was an absolutely life changing experience. I have had my “wrecked for the ordinary” experience because of that trip. I never want to take an ordinary vacation again. And our heart will forever be linked to Kijabe, Kenya and Project 61. The added bonus too was that we understood to some small measure, first hand, a world racers experiences. And when our daughter came home early because of illness, she said that it was helpful for her to know that we knew a little bit of what life was like on the race. The Vision Trip is a home run. I know, Our racer has returned.

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