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World Missions Adventure | Community Heart

Community goes beyond just streets and buildings; it's about the people who give it its heartbeat. We firmly believe that our community's greatness stems from its diverse and remarkable people. Through this project, we aim to showcase the essence of our community through its members and their stories.

We are thrilled to introduce you to World Missions Adventure; I hope you enjoy our interview with them as much as we did.

Our Mission at World Missions Adventure is To make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of others all around the world.

Our Vision Statement is To bring Joy, Comfort, and Healing to the poor and hurting worldwide. We do this by conducting Medical Clinics, Kids' Camps, Leadership Training, and Playground construction in Orphanages and remote villages.

We also want to give others the opportunity to experience a 'World Missions Adventure' by serving the less fortunate, both locally and abroad.

Q: What inspired you to initiate your non-profit within this community, and how has it evolved over time?

My wife Debbie and I LOVE to help people. We have been serving non-profit ministries for over 40 years. Last year, when we turned 60 years old, we asked ourselves, "What do we want to do for the next 25 - 30 years?".... well, we decided the answer was to start a non-profit called 'World Missions Adventure,' where we would take people around the world to serve the poor and needy, as well as Orphans, by providing Medical, Kids Camps, Leadership training as well as construction of Play-sets in orphanages.

Q: Who is the most interesting person you've met here in our community?

I would say a Veteran Friend of mine named Timothy Klund (TK) runs a Softball Celebrity Tournament here in Frisco every year for the Veterans of our Nation.

Q: Can you share an anecdote about a specific individual or group whose involvement brought about a positive ripple effect within the community?

I serve with a group of doctors, and we travel to different parts of the world to help the underprivileged. Dr. Eugene Gicheru is one of the Greatest men I know, and he has given his talents to help others for FREE!

Q: If you could choose anyone alive today who is not a relative, with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would you like to meet for this lunch?

I would love to meet with Donald Trump and ask him about the inner workings of our country. I would probably take him to Hutchinson's BBQ and introduce him to the BEST BBQ in Texas!

Q: Could you recount a particularly challenging moment in your community journey and how it was overcome through collective efforts?

I serve the Homeless with a good friend named Earl Fitzsimmons, who has dedicated his life to helping the Homeless get back their respected lives. Together, we can all make a difference. Mother Theresa said, "None of us can do everything, but everyone can do something!"

Q: What is something interesting that most people don't know about you?

I was written up in Sports Illustrated Magazine, I was almost killed by a wild elephant, and I have traveled to more than 65 Countries.

Q: What key qualities emerge in individuals during times of crisis or change that enable them to step up as catalysts for positive transformation?

Positivity, Generosity, Hard Work & Faithfulness.

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?

My wife and I moved to Frisco in 2011.

Q: What advice would you offer to someone aspiring to initiate change within their own community based on your own experiences and observations?

Start 1st with ONE person... then 2... and so on! Running a Marathon starts with the 1st step. BE the BEST version of yourself... the greatest gift you can give someone is a Healthy YOU!

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?

I love Testa's Pizzeria, Joe's Pizza, and Texas Roadhouse.

Q: How do you see the concept of 'giving back' influencing a community's overall health and cohesion, and what innovative approaches have you witnessed?

I spoke a message in church the other day about 3 chairs... the 1st chair is the 'Chair of Survival'... it's where the majority of the world lives... Paycheck to paycheck.

The 2nd chair is the 'Chair of Success'. It's where MOST EVERYONE wants to sit... 2 cars, a nice home, lots of money, lots of things... but in this chair, a lot of people think it will make them Happy, but as Robin Williams and so many others discover, it does NOT satisfy... it leaves you wanting MORE!

The 3rd chair is the 'Chair of Significance'... it's in THIS Chair that you find your Purpose, your meaning of life, and why you were created!.... and it most ALWAYS involves giving Back, and helping others!

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The ability to speak any language so I could communicate with the people I help.

Q: From your perspective, how does active small businesses'/non-profits presence enhance a community's overall vibrancy and resilience?

The ability & Willingness to help others without wanting something in return.

Q: How have technological advancements impacted how communities connect and collaborate in today's fast-paced world?

Social Media gives us REAL TIME updates... I use them daily while I'm in foreign lands so others can pray.

Q: What 3 words come to mind when you think of the word community?

Togetherness, Unity, Family

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We hope you enjoyed learning more about World Missions Adventure! If you feel inclined, you can support this organization by sharing this article, liking their social channels, and getting involved with them—whatever fits in your life.

All the Best,

Angela & Rick Holt

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