Journey: Standing on the Edge of the World

There was a time when travel meant discovery, adventure and the shock of the new. But the modern travel industry serves to keep people apart as much as it does to bring them together. People may travel more now than they ever have, but they’ve lost touch with the journey.

Bogged down by a career in a cubicle with a dead plant that served as a metaphor for his life, Steve Wanta longed for a deeper connection to purpose. Now he wanders the globe in service. This video follows Wanta as he hops from Texas to Nicaragua to Kenya to Burundi to Rwanda and back again in just 14 days, staying grounded through authentic connection, and finding roots in faraway places.

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