I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Saxxychick here, but offline a lot of people call me Angie. So, I decided to go with Angie for the World Race as well, especially since I am using the handle @angiesworldrace across several different media. I am currently in my final year at university. I am attending New York University, in Manhattan NY. I am getting my Bachelor’s in Music Education and a minor in Religious Studies. I have been incredibly blessed in my time here at NYU, from finding a Christian fellowship group that has encouraged me to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ Jesus to traveling internationally for the first two times in my life.
The first time I went abroad, I was studying in Prague, Czech Republic through NYU. I absolutely loved the experience and realized how much I want to keep traveling, not only because I want to see the world but also because I want to learn about different cultures and ways of living while being in those spaces. The second time I went abroad, I went on my first mission trip, to Zagreb, Croatia. I went on this trip with The Navigators, the same organization who is in charge of my Christian fellowship group on NYU’s campus, but I went with students and staff from other American Northeast universities as well as a person from Florida. To say the least, the three weeks that I spent there was hard but it was worth it. About a week into the trip, I was wholeheartedly determined to spend the rest of my life in service of God to help bring renewal and restoration, specifically those who are hurting and are in pain and also not American.*
After getting back from this mission trip in early August, I got an email from World Race Gap Year telling me about the upcoming route reveals. Unfortunately, I am too old to go on a Gap Year, but just old enough to go on the World Race. I got this email around the same time that I started worrying about what I was going to after I graduate from university in May. After a long deliberation process, I decided to apply (encouraged by an application fee waiver) and was quickly told that I was accepted into the program.
I am beyond excited to see how God changes my worldview as I live in ELEVEN different countries across the world and do life (as the NYU Navigators would say) with complete strangers. If you want to stay in the loop, just click subscribe!
Faith, Hope, and Love (1 Thes. 1:3),