Uganda Film

Uganda Missions TripDates: June 20 – August 12 — Work/Evangelism

Everyone enjoys watching a good film, but for those who have never seen a film showing their culture in their language, it has an even stronger impact on their lives! Come be a part of a film crew making a culturally relevant Gospel film. You will receive training at the Lord’s Boot Camp in puppets, music, evangelism and film production.

After Commissioning, the team flies from Orlando, to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A connecting flight takes you 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.

The film script is being written based on true experiences that Ugandan young people have endured.The goal is to produce a film that can be used as an evangelistic tool to bring people of all ages to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. You will be a part of making two films; one in the local language and another in English. The actors will be Ugandan and scenes will be filmed in local areas. Not only will you have opportunity to be part of the film crew, but also do a needed work project.

Housing will be in tents; bathing and laundry will be done using buckets.

You may enjoy a picnic on the shores of Lake Victoria. Bartering in the local markets will give you the opportunity to purchase many handcrafts including drums, wood and soapstone carvings, baskets, bags, jewelry and national clothing.

Estimated Project Expense: $4490 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

Register Online Now!       (Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)

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  1. Beth, Thanks for getting back.
    I see that someone has asked the crew to shoot at a wider range and I believe i saw you on stage. Who is the co-team leader for the Uganda film team?

    And may I ask when is commissioning for the uganda film team and who should I ask about the Zambia water filter team?

    Finally may I ask if commissioning will happen in the morning, afternoon or evening and if we come after lunch, do we stay thru Commissioning?

    God bless you for all the good work you are doing. Can I pray for you and your team on anything specific?

    Linda Lau

    • Linda, The leaders are Kathy, Emmanuel and Lorraine. Both teams are commissioned on July 7 and it starts around 7:30. Yes, you may stay.

  2. Hi, Beth,
    Thanks for making the available.
    may i ask if emails to boot camp attendees will be given to them daiy during boot camp. BTW, can you ask the camera crew to shoot the left and the right a bit more for we have been watching the rally and meetings daily and only saw the center area most of the time. Kindly facilitate showing the Uganda film team area if possible for you all are not sittingin the center and up front.

    By the way, are parents allowed to show up at commissioning day?

    Thanks for everything.

    • Linda, The camera crew is doing their best! We are in the back, so we never get shot much. When the Early Boot Camp teams leave, then it will be easier to get better shots of the Super Boot Camp. Parents may come in after lunch on Commissioning. Other visitors after supper.

  3. Tristan Johnson

    Hey! Umm I have a friend on this team and 2 friends on the China team. Is there any way I can get their email addresses so I can email them while they are at bootcamp? Thanks!

  4. Hi. just tring to figure out the packing list. On the Team Missions Packing List, it indicates to bring 1 dress outfit, but on the TEAM FACT SHEET, it says that the cultural dress is to where skirt or dress, for most of the time. that being said, how many dress outfits should be packed?

  5. At the end of the description it says we will also be doing a needed work project. What is the project? Just curios

  6. Sorry, one more question. For this trip, what will the weather be like ? Day & night. Thanks ! (:

  7. Thanks Beth ! Wow, i havent got it yet . But, its okay, ill ask my mom to call .


  8. So i was going to go on the Cameroon trip last year, but unfortunatley i got into some legal issues & wasnt able to go.. Is the packet i recieved last year going to be the same as this year, so i can start getting supplies, clothing, etc. ? (It includes what to bring, and lots of details, etc.)

    • Adrian, There are some changes to the General Fact Sheet, including changes in some of the clothing rules. We sent out the new one in December.

  9. I’m also going on this trip! I would love to talk to other people on the team!!! 🙂 my e-mail is [email protected] and i also have a Facebook(Katie Jimenez). Looking forward to this summer!!!

  10. I am on the team now :)! I would love to get to know you guys that are going to Uganda. my e-mail is [email protected] and I also have a facebook (I’m under Victoria Ann Webber).

  11. hey, so this team seems really great and I just wanted to know if any film making experience is necessary.

  12. Hey! I’m on on this trip as well! If anyone who is also on this trip wants to talk and get to know each other before boot camp my e-mail is [email protected]

  13. HEY ! I’m going on this trip this Summer(: If there’s anyone else that forshure going, please email me ! I want to get to know people who are going so it wont be so akward when we all get to boot camp(; I’m 16, and a girl, Btw.. my email is :
    [email protected]

  14. How long will it take to register after we have paid? Also when will we know what team we are on?

    • David, I registered you today for Uganda Film. If you sent your picture in, your packet should go out this afternoon.

  15. What’s the minimum leader age requirement for an FTM?

  16. Hello, so I was wondering if there happened to be any roon left on this trip?

  17. Hi
    Is this open to Ugandan kids too, living in Uganda?

  18. I am looking forward to going on this trip and would love to get to know anyone else who is as well. Anyone interested?

  19. My 13-year-old daughter would absolutely jump at the chance to be a part of this team, but I don’t know if this summer is God’s timing yet. Does TMI do this same film-making trip to Uganda every summer, or are the teams’ destinations and projects different each year depending on the international needs?

    • Susan, We have not done a film team in several years, so this is the first in a while. Right now, there is not a film team on the list for next summer.

  20. Hey! This is Tristan, I’m an FTM. I’m a guy btw. 🙂 I went to Uganda last year. If you are considering this team, GO! It is fun. It is so much fun! There are SOOOO Many kids there 😉 It is 100% safe. i was scared to go, at first, but it wasn’t bad at all. Hi Hannah, Kellan, and Katlyn. WE DA BOMB!

  21. Hey Kellan, So glad you’re going again. (This is Hannah B by the way)! Hope you have a great time. Say hi to everyone over there for me!

  22. Hi we wanted to know if this mission is actually going. we heard rumors that it is not a for sure thing. the reason i am asking is because we want to sponser a teen that was going and we were told to make the cheques payable to her but that does not sound right. can someone please get back to me regards to sponsering a teen. thanks really appreciate it…..

    • Carol, This team is still going. If something unforeseen were to come up, the support would switch over to whatever team she went on. You need to write the checks to Teen Missions in order to get a tax receipt.

  23. Elizabeth Irene Bush

    how many ppl are going so far on the uganda trip i can not find where it says. im going on the uganda trip nd whant to know if a freind can come or if there is no room left thnx

  24. How is Jinja doing? I heard there was a flood in Uganda and Kenya…

  25. Hey TM! Thanks sooo much for the trip last year! I’m a guy (btw). I want myself and another friend or two to go on this trip if possible. Is there openings?

  26. Can you bring your own camcorder to film and document the trip?

  27. Same question. Is there still room?

  28. Are there still spots available?

  29. Do you have many spots left?

  30. I am really considering going on this trip.

  31. Yah I went last year & It is called the heart of Africa for a reason. Its so beautiful & so are the people. You will be incredibly touched by everything you see & hear the second you walk of the plane. It is safe & TMI will never put you in a position where you even feel unsafe. Oh & the guys who work at the bases will always be putting you first safety wise. So I wouldn’t worry about it.

  32. I went on this team last year & it was defenitly safe, at no time were we put into any kind of dangerous situation. TeenMissions defenitly keeps a lookout for things going on & they wouldnt send you anywhere unsafe, Also Uganda is amazingly beautiful, I hope yall get to go & you’ll love it! Hope this helps (:

  33. I so agree : ) I wouldn’t ever be worried about the places I go and the safety there because I know that God will always be taking care of me. The thing that I would not want is one of my parents to keep me from going if it was unsafe. About four months ago I was looking forward to going to Turkey, but it ended up that I was not informed of enough about the trip to know that it was going to be safe. I can see that this is a great organization that provides kids a safe and well rewarding trip. I would love if you could email me more information on this trip. My email is [email protected] . I am really looking forward to next summer, no matter which trip I chose, because I know that God will guide me in the right decision.

    • Hannah, I am not sure what additional information you might want. Please email or call our office with specific questions.

  34. I am interested in going on this trip. I have been looking for a mission trip for over a year now. I am 15 now and will be 16 for this trip. I love sharing christ with people, but I want to do it somewhere semi safe. I know God will provide the money if he wants me to go on this trip. If you could get back to me I would so appreciate it. Thank you, Hannah

    • Hannah, I don’t say this lightly, but the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. We have had teams to Uganda for many years and nothing has happened. If the country is not safe, we will not send the team, even at the last minute.

  35. I am very interested in this trip but my dad is worried about safety due to LRA activity. How safe are the areas that we will be going to?

    • Anna, If we deem the area not safe, we will not send the team, even at the last minute. We have a base in Uganda with American staff. They keep us posted on the situation there. Right now, things are fine.

  36. I’m interested in going as a team member. I will definatlely continue to pray and find the patience to see if God really wants me to go on this Uganda trip. Thank you so much!

  37. hey Beth! first of all, thanks for answering all these ?s. You’re awesome:)
    I’m very interested in this particular mission…and I have a couple friends who are really looking forward to going on the next mission that I go on and they have told me that they have a feeling on going to Uganda. My price range should be $3,500 because that’s basically all I got BUT I know God will give me the money to go on this trip if he wants me too. Prayer request:) I’m also a senior in parents are a little sketchy about saving money but I’m feeling God’s will to do another mission.
    This is a teen trip correct? so 13-19?

    • Sadie, Are you interested in going as a leader or team member? Leaders must be at least 20 (unless a former team member). The cost will definitely be more than $3500. However, He will provide if this is where He wants you to go. We provide prayer letters and cards in order to help you raise your support.

  38. What exactly do you do at the bootcamp? Is it only studying the Bible? Also, are you looking for teens who are strict in their religious practices, or is it okay if our relationship with God does not follow any Christian sect?

    Thanks and God bless, Nicole

    • Nicole, We have all kinds of team members. Some really love the Lord, others are on the fence and a few don’t even know Him. We have Bible Classes, classes on music, puppets and construction classes.

  39. Mr. Moise Bukenya,

    I’m praying for Rawanda!

    God Bless,

  40. i thinki am considering trying to be a leader for this team as i am an FTM of three years now… is the cost the same?

  41. Pastor Moise Bukenya

    Thanks God bless

  42. Pastor Moise Bukenya

    Dear Saints, God bless you for the great work your doing, I just want to take this opportunity to invit you to Rwanda is peacefully now and our security is great and greater than all the East African now.
    Please try Rwanda.
    Pastor Moise Bukenya

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