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Around the World on 50 Bucks: The Amazing Global, Spiritual Journey of Christopher Schacht



The plan of then-19-year-old German native Christopher Schacht sounds insane. At the end of his school career and about to dive straight into a computer science degree, Christopher decided instead to embark on an around the world trip - with just 50 Euros - and see where his smile and drive could take him. Four years and 45 countries later, Christopher had hitchhiked across the Atlantic, journeyed through the jungles of South America, and done it all without airplanes, credit cards, or a backup plan. He just wanted to be free, but got more than he bargained for when he discovered a new connection with God, and a passion for the church. “There are really a lot of circumstances you get into that you can’t get out of by your own strength,” he said. “Knowing that was the first time on my trip I really started praying... I started to feel like the way ahead of me was already planned out, and I was being guided in what was to come.” Christopher’s travels gave him a greater appreciation for the world as a globa