Uganda Foot Washing

UgandaThis 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


(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to 2016 Mission Trips List


  1. I was scanning through the comments. One asked if the team would be in Jinja. The answer was “probably”, but that was a while back. Do you know if that is confirmed?

  2. Just a reminder that there is a closed Facebook group for this team at The name of the page is Teen Missions Uganda Foot Washing 2016. This is a closed group reserved for the Uganda team members and their parents. My daughter went to Uganda last year and is returning this year, and having a page like this was great for sharing information and pictures. The parents were able to communicate and share lettters from the kids as well as other information while our kids were overseas. The kids were able to share pictures and videos after they returned home. It was also a good way for the kids to meet get to know each other before going. Some information and pictures from last year are already loaded to the page. If you are a confirmed team member or the parent of a team member, please feel free to request to join.

  3. How much of the trip will be washing feet and children’s ministry, and how much will be building projects? I went on the Guatemala trip last year, which was mostly construction, so I want to go on a trip that will be more directly working with children and less construction

  4. Hi,
    I am interested in this Uganda foot-washing trip, but I am not sure when I will have a concrete decision…When do I need to decide by??? Also, is there any kind of financial aid or is it simply through your own fundraising since everyone in the team are from different places??? I would LOVE to be a part of this team, I just need to discuss it with my parents, I am 16 and will turn 17 shortly after our trip ends. Thanks!

    1. Bailey, There is no financial aid, but you can send out your letters and prayer cards to help you raise you support. You can also do car washes, garage sales, etc. Right now (and that can change), there is only one girl spot left on Uganda. We also have a Foot washing team to Zambia.

  5. For those that are signed up for this team, there is a closed group on Facebook that you can join to get to know your other teammates. This group is for team members and parents only. We had a group like this last year, and it was a great way for everyone to talk and share information. The parents used it a lot to communicate while the kids were in the field, and all the pictures were shared through the group when the kids came home. If you would like to join the group, it is the Teen Missions Uganda Foot Washing 2016. The link is Just send a request to join. I do ask that you already be registered and confirmed before joining this group.

  6. Hi! I’m registered with this team as my first choice. Will music and/or drama be a part of this team at all? I have a guitar, would I be allowed to bring it? What about a ukelele? Also, will we remain in one location for the duration of our stay in Uganda? Sorry for all my questions!

    1. Tiffany, A more detailed copy of the team will come out later in the fall. You will probably move around locations. Yes, you may bring a musical instrument. Depending on how many bring instruments, you may not be able to take it to Uganda (we need room for the shoes), but if you can’t take it, you can leave it in storage at Boot Camp and pick it up at Debrief. You would not be able to bring more than one instrument due to luggage restraints.

  7. Will the foot washing require a lot of medical training at boot camp? I’m not very good at medical stuff and I don’t want to sign up for something I’m not sure I will be able to help with effectively.

    1. Sarah, That information will be coming out soon. All of the staff return to the office in mid-September. Since it is a foot washing team, I don’t think it will be staying at the base the whole time.

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