Nocona woman prepares to take on 11-country ‘World Race’

This map outlines countries she will visit, noted by red stars.
Alex Klimkoski

By DANI BLACKBURN
Not many would leave the comfort of their life to take bucket showers and eat crickets in foreign countries, but that’s exactly what Nocona’s Alex Klimkoski will do as part of an 11-month mission trip known as “The World Race.”
The 22-year-old leaves Aug. 5 to begin her journey to 11 countries in 11 months as part of the race, a ministry of Adventures in Missions.
According to The World Race’s website, their goal is to serve “the least of these” while in real and raw communities.
“This unique mission trip is a challenging adventure for young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange for an understanding that it’s not about you, it’s about the kingdom,” the website states.
Klimkoski is the daughter of Randy and Laurie Klimkoski and a 2013 graduate of Nocona High School. After graduation, Klimkoski attended Midwestern State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
The World Race has been an ‘obsession’ of Klimkoski’s since she first met a friend leaving for the mission during her freshman year of college.

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