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Billy HallowellMar 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM5 min read

Inside Missionaries' Dangerous & Rewarding Mission to Share Jesus

Since the dawn of Christianity, brave missionaries have answered the call to embark on journeys to unfamiliar, foreign countries — all for the sake of the gospel.

Their experiences — both the uplifting and the perilous — are not often explored. Yet, the "Travel the Road" series, which is now streaming on Pure Flix, gives a powerful lens into the scope and breadth of diverse missionary experiences.

WATCH: See Missionaries Bravely Navigating the World in "Travel the Road" on Pure Flix

"Travel the Road," featuring veteran missionaries Will Decker and Tim Scott, is one of the faith-based TV shows you'll want to check out. It's the ultimate reality show, featuring Decker and Scott answering a dangerous, yet rewarding calling: spreading the Word of God.

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Before we explore a bit more about Decker and Scott, it's important to note that "Travel the Road" is far more than a faith-based TV show; it's also a Christian non-profit aimed at spreading the gospel. Here's a description that sheds a bit more light on what Will Decker and Tim Scott present:

"Travel the Road is a two-fold, non-profit ministry, focused on bringing the Gospel to all mankind. Part One: We actively preach the message of Christ Jesus to remote people groups who have never heard the Gospel, or are currently cut-off from active mission work. Part Two: We film our expeditions, and then, present them in a weekly television series to motivate the church to be active in accomplishing the Great Commission."

Meet Will Decker and Tim Scott

You can watch Will Decker and Tim Scott on "Travel the Road" right now on Pure Flix. Let's explore a bit more about these missionaries to better understand their life and mission.

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Tim Scott

Tim Scott has been traveling the world for quite some time. According to his bio, he embarked on his first journey in 1998 when he was just 19 years old. His bio explains, he embarked on his journey "armed only with his backpack, Bible, a change of clothes, and the words of Christ Jesus that repeated in his heart, 'Go into the world and preach the Gospel to all creation."'

Scott has gone out into the world in an effort to spread Jesus in places where Christ is most unknown. His efforts, along with those of Will Decker, are captured throughout the travel video expeditions shown in "Travel the Road."

Will Decker

Will Decker is also a missionary with a passion for Jesus. He, too, began traveling around the globe in 1998, and has been to over 100 nations spreading the gospel since that time.

According to Will Decker's bio, his personal motto is: "Time is short." This powerful reminder is simple, yet profound, and we see it being lived out in every episode of "Travel the Road."

One of the Unique Faith-Based TV Shows

"Travel the Road" is a truly unique travel video show, as it's a reality show with a mission. As noted, Scott and Decker use the series to "motivate the church to be active in accomplishing the Great Commission." What's the great commission, you ask? This biblical call is found in Matthew 28:16-20.

It is here that we see Jesus talking with the disciples after the resurrection. Here is the full text of Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV):

"Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"

Thus, "Travel the Road" inspires viewers by living out these powerful commands from Christ. Throughout the series, we see these brave missionaries going out to "make disciples of all nations." In addition to the "Travel the Road" series, there are other "Travel the Road" specials worth watching, including:

Travel the Road: 7 Days in Haiti

Travel the Road

Two missionaries witness the destruction of the earthquake in Haiti for the first time. But there is hope.

Watch the show right now on Pure Flix.

The Source

Travel video series

Deep in the jungles of Colombia and Peru, Tim Scott and Will Decker, of "Travel the Road," are hot on the trail of cocaine traffickers.

Watch the show right now on Pure Flix.

The Pacific

Travel the Road

Looking back at their lives, missionaries Tim Scott and Will Decker of "Travel the Road," remember where their journeys began and decide to return to the majestic islands of the Pacific. Venturing from the isolated jungles of the Solomon Islands to the erupting volcano of Vanuatu, the missionaries experience beautiful, unspoiled and mysterious lands as they set out to deliver the gospel.

Watch the show right now on Pure Flix.

Return to Africa

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Tim Scott and William Decker of "Travel the Road," return to Africa and embark on an expedition from another time. Their mission is to reach the Hadzabe bushmen of northern Tanzania. This visceral and poetic journey highlights the marvels and wonders of Africa and delivers a message of hope.

Watch the show right now on Pure Flix.


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Entering Ukraine, Tim Scott and Will Decker of "Travel the Road" gain permission to travel to the radioactive zone of Chernobyl. Their mission is to preach the gospel to people who have returned to the region despite the dangers of high radiation levels that are unsafe for inhabitants. Along the way the missionaries visit the abandoned city of Pripyat and tell the history of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. This documentary is a moving journey through the past and present of Chernobyl and a reminder that no one is too far from the message of hope.

Watch the show right now on Pure Flix.

We hope you enjoy these "Travel the Road" shows and episodes. You can stream these as well as thousands of other faith and family-friendly movies and TV shows right now with a free Pure Flix trial.


Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.