Come to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa! This beautiful East African country of 30 million people reports that 50% of the population is under 15 years of age. Thousands of these children (Watoto) are orphans due to war or AIDS.
After Commissioning you will fly from Orlando to Entebbe International Airport via Washington D.C. and Johannesburg, South Africa. You will immediately sense the warmth and friendliness of the Ugandan people and appreciate the beauty of the land as you travel the short distance from Entebbe to the capital city of Kampala via truck. There you will board a bus for the nine-hour journey—the full length of Uganda—to the farthest northwestern town, Koboko.
Along the way you will likely see elephants, baboons and hippos in the wild. Koboko is two miles from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan. Many tribes have settled in this strategic town located where these three countries meet including, Lingala-speaking people from DRC, Arabic and Dinka-speaking people from Sudan (many of the Dinkas are 7 ft. tall!) as well as Ugandans speaking Kakwa and Lugbara.
Your project, at the David & Janet Woods House of Justice Rescue Unit, will be to gather the orphans and share the love of Christ with them by washing their feet and putting new socks and shoes on them. Sharing Bible stories, doing crafts, teaching phonics and playing games are also a part of your ministry. Assisting with the building projects at the base will be another part of your experience.
There will be opportunities to reach out to the people of Koboko and surrounding villages with the good news of Jesus Christ by using music, drama, puppets and testimonies. At the end of your project you will travel back to Kampala where you can purchase many wonderful handcrafts including drums, wood and soapstone carvings, baskets, bags, jewelry and national clothing. There may even be an opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the shores of Lake Victoria before returning to Entebbe.
Project Expense: $4390 U.S. plus Registration Fee