September 1-15, 2019
SIGN UP DEADLINE
May 30, 2019
About this Project
Trip Focus: Facilitating a youth & young adult conference, community outreach, kids ministry.
Uganda was named ‘the Pearl of Africa’ by Sir Winston Churchill when it was still under the colonial rule of the British. The name is appropriate as the country nestles on Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest body of fresh water and home to the Source of the Nile. Besides the land being beautiful, populated, and diverse, its people are even more so - they are friendly and hospitable. In the past, Uganda has gone through a lot of war and hardship; AIDS is a battle they are still fighting, as well as poverty. The country is developing at a steady rate with agriculture, industry, oil and minerals, however, there is still a huge gap between the ‘haves and the have-nots’.
On this trip we will have the opportunity to serve alongside missionaries and local young adult leaders to put on a three day youth and young adult conference in the Northern region of Uganda, full of teaching, leadership development, worship, and connection.
After facilitating the conference, we will get to participate in many of the local church’s outreach programs: ministry times with children in their schools, visiting families affected by HIV and AIDS (including the elderly who care for many grandchildren), leadership training sessions, etc.
What are the accommodations?
In Kampala our team will be staying in a mission house which will be clean, safe, and basic. In the Northern region, we may be staying in a guest house or in families’ homes.
What will we eat?
You will be eating North American foods at the mission house and traditional food while travelling, including: rice, steamed plantain bananas, maize bread, cassava, beans and ground nut sauce. There is an abundance of tropical fruit, too.
What does the trip cost include?
The trip cost covers the flight, ministry supplies, transportation, lodging, and meals on the ground. It does not include passport fees, immunizations, snacks, meals in the airport, or souvenirs.
If you are interested in joining, please complete the online application before the sign up deadline. Upon acceptance, you will need to submit a $100 initial donation to secure your spot on the team, and then attend the Uganda team small group. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the project leader.
Attend the Uganda team small group for three months before the trip and one month following
Meet all payment deadline requirements
Be at least 16 years of age or older
$100 commitment deposit upon acceptance
June 14, 2019 - $500 This will bring your account balance to $600
July 5, 2019 - $900 This will bring your account balance to $1,500
August 1, 2019 - $1000 This will bring your account balance to $2,500
August 29, 2019 - $1000 Final payment to bring your account balance to $3,500
*Payment deadlines must be met in order to participate in this trip. Therefore, payments are non-refundable, and failure to meet the deadlines will result in the removal of a team member and/or the cancellation of the trip.