Upper Nile Uganda | Teen Missions Trip

Joining together to pray & share the gospel
Joining together to pray & share the gospel

Build the first buildings near the village of Koboko on this African missions trip to Uganda! Teen Missions is opening up a new base in Northern Uganda, close to the Congo and Sudan borders, to reach the many AIDS orphans and refugees who cross over into Uganda from these countries.

After Commissioning, the team flies from the “City Beautiful”, Orlando, to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your missions trip continues across the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy for refueling, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The team will overnight in a hotel before continuing to Entebbe International Airport, located on Lake Victoria. From the airport, you travel by Teen Missions truck to Jinja, the source of the Nile River, which David Livingstone searched for all his life and never found.

It is now the home of Teen Missions in Uganda BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center. You will visit the AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit that is on the property and then pack up for the 10-hour trip north through the scenic country to your project site in Koboko. You will have the opportunity to experience the real African bush and see some animals in the wild along the way. There are many people in the area that this base will minister to including teens, orphans and refugees. As people are won to Christ in the coming years, you will know you had an important part in reaching them.

You will have a day of shopping for wood carvings, wicker baskets, batiks and jewelery for souvenirs of your summer.

Project/Location:

Teen Missions is opening up a new base in Northern Uganda, close to the Congo and Sudan borders, to reach the many AIDS orphans and refugees who cross over into Uganda from these countries. This team will construct the first buildings near the village of Koboko. There are many people in the area that this unit will minister to including teens, orphans and refugees.

Dates:     June 24 – August 15

Sightseeing/Souvenirs:

You will have the opportunity to see the real African bush and may see some animals in the wild along the way. As people are won to Christ in the coming years, you will know you had an important part in reaching them. You will have a day of shopping for souvenirs before returning to Florida for Debrief.

Summer teamwork in Africa
Summer teamwork in Africa

Housing:

Housing will be in tents and your bucket will be used for bathing and laundry.

Travel:

After Commissioning, the team flies from the “City Beautiful”, Orlando, to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy for refueling, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The team will overnight in a hotel before continuing the next morning to Entebbe International Airport, located on Lake Victoria. From the airport you travel by Teen Missions truck to Jinja, the source of the Nile River, which David Livingstone searched for all his life and never found. It is now the home of Teen Missions in Uganda BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center. You will visit the AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit that is on the property and then pack up for the 10-hour trip north through the scenic country to your project site in Koboko.

(Note: Florida Debrief)

Contributions Equal To: $3990 U.S. plus Registration Fee

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61 Comments

  1. YAY!!!!!!! I didn’t see this trip on the featured trips and thought it wasn’t going to happen this year!!!! I’m so excited that’s this trip is going to happen!!!!! I’m going to sign up!!!!!

  2. What is the correct address for the team? Fact sheet lists Jinja, Uganda but they are going to be hrs away from there and the website team mailing address doesn’t even have the team listed, and the team number is listed as Zambia. Little confused here!! Also, no where in any of the information does it mention that the kids need to bring their own plate & bowl. I need clarification right away as we are leaving from Wisconsin to drive to Fl. tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    Tracey

    P.S. Also, the skirt thing, one of the other girls emailed TMI in regards to wearing skrts and the reply she received is as follows…Here is the email that teen missions sent me:
    Hi,
    You will be in a small village while in Uganda, so you will need to wear skirts. Bring pants for Boot Camp and if you can take a couple of pair with you to the field, the leaders will let you know. Otherwise, you can leave them here and pick them up at Debrief.

    1. Sorry about the address. I will double check with the coordinator today and correct it on the web site. I checked with her about the skirts. She said they could wear pants when working in the village, but not they went into town, etc.

  3. Two questions, Beth:

    1) Are the girls to wear skirts while they work, or just bring them along for church, sightseeing, etc.?

    2) Will there be any sightseeing time during debrief?

    3) Clarification question – Somewhere in all the team info. I read about things being provided at Bootcamp. I can’t find where I read it. Some of the items I remember reading were: bucket, canteen. Is this correct and were there other items?

    Thanks.

    1. 1. The girls do not have to wear skirts in Uganda while working. However, they will wear skirts for church.
      2. You will be going to the beach during Debrief.
      3. You will get a duffle, name badge, water bottle, TP (1 roll), duffel, carry-on (you will not get this until the end of Boot Camp), tee-shirt, travel shirt, cup, tray and bowl (you will need to bring a plate/tray and bowl for the field), hard hat and work gloves (you may want to bring another pair), memory verse packet, rain poncho, Bible marking kit, air pillow and a Boot Camp Scrapbook & Video presentation (will get this later in the fall).

  4. Beth, can you tell me how many leaders are going on this team and any information regarding them? When I went on my TMI teams we were given a supply list of what to bring and what NOT to bring. Will we be getting anything like that?

    Thanks,

    Robin Terrell

  5. Question about boots. Are leather boots (around the foot) and Mesh up around the shin allowed? We have access to what the US Marines use and they do not sell an all leather boot. These are very durable and the mesh is extremely think. Please advise. Turner’s dad 🙂

    1. The whole body of the boot must be all leather. There can be man-made material at the very top of the boot and on the tongue only. Mesh will not survive concrete.

    1. The “deadline” is anytime before Boot Camp begins. However, the earlier you sign up, the better. We are starting to confirm airline seats for a lot of the teams now. If you register after that time, we will need half of the project expense when you register (or after May 15, whichever comes first).

  6. I was just in Uganda in February with a team from my church. We traveled to Koboko with Bob Bland and visited the site where this team will be working, as well as stayed at the TMI complex near Jinja. I am so excited for your team and you can count on my prayers! I am a former team member twice but years ago. Would love to hear about your trip when you all get back! My email is [email protected]

  7. i may be going to kenya (i no its not uganda) but its with my school and not with a christian organization. We’re building a school but im not sure what to think of it because it’s not christian. Should I go?

    1. Kaitlin-You need to pray about it and do what God wants you to do. Our ministry is to “build kids not buildings”. Yes, we do a lot of good things for others, but what God does in the heart of each teen/preteen/leader is what we are all about. Will you have the opportunity to share your faith? Are you looking for Christian fellowship?
      Whatever you decide, make sure it will count for eternity.

  8. wow i would love to travel with you all i always wanted to be a missonary at a young age… how can i do all the things you do??? im 16 by the way lolz i hears it can effect school though and it cost alot of money please email me and let me know as soon as posible

    1. You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you! When you register, you give us a non-copyrighted picture and we print prayer cards and letters to help you raise your support. The Lord does provide! I am not sure by what you mean by effecting school. You can get “volunteer” hours which most schools require now. If you have more specific questions, please email us at [email protected].

  9. As a two-time former team member, I’m curious as to the debrief schedule. I know that things have changed in regards to debrief. I’m assuming that it takes place at Bootcamp. Can you give me any more details?

    1. If she is interested in the Uganda team, she needs to be at least 13 (or turn 13 during the trip). The teen program is for those 13 and older, the Preteen program is for 10-13 year olds, the Peanut is 7-9 and Mustard Seeds is from 4-6.

    1. The dates are all inclusive. The dates include Boot Camp training, your time on the field (3-5 weeks) and three days of Debrief. And you also have traveling days in there. So, if the date says June 24 – August 11, then that trip is that long and includes all the above.

  10. It’s true. I went on Uganda 09 and wherever we went there was always a group of kids around. A few of the village kids stuck with us the whole time. Also don’t be surprised with how much work you’ll actually be doing, if it was like last year you’ll have 4 work days and 2 EVdays.

    1. I don’t think we can say exactly. However, anyone that has been to Africa can tell you that when an American group comes in, you will attract children no matter where you are!

    1. We would do whatever is safest for the team. There are a lot of “ifs” involved in all the teams. However, every team is bathed in prayer throughout the year, including while you are on your team.

    1. We will not knowingly send any team into a “danger” zone. We have staff there and they are constantly monitoring the situation. I don’t say this lightly, but “the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will.”

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