This team will journey on a missions trip to beautiful Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, and spend the summer sharing the Good News of Jesus with orphans and youth who live in extreme poverty.
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A connecting flight takes you to Entebbe, located on the Equator and the shore of Lake Victoria. It is a four-hour drive from the airport to the Teen Missions in Uganda Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center in Jinja.
Ministry: Your ministry to the orphans will be to wash their feet and give them a pair of shoes and socks. In many cases, it could be the only pair of shoes these children have ever owned. You will also have opportunities to share Bible stories and to teach phonics, as well as have time to play games with the orphans as a part of your ministry. In addition, you will assist with building projects at the BMW.
Adventure: The source of the Nile River, a place that early missionary and explorer David Livingstone looked for all his life but never found, is located in Jinja! You will visit it and enjoy a cruise on Lake Victoria where you will see a variety of birds, as well as monkeys. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at bartering for items such as wood or soapstone carvings, beadwork, colorful fabrics and drums as souvenirs of your summer.
Dates: June 18 – August 13
Estimated Project Expense: $4490 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee