May 15–29, 2024 (14 days)
Uganda, EAST AFRICA
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Team Leader: Eric Bohman
(BIMI Africa Director)
Yellow Fever Vaccination
will travel to a region in East Africa full of remarkable diversity and cultural richness. Each day of the trip will be full as the team experiences and assists in both new church plants and well-established ministries. The team will help in a Vacation Bible School for area children, attend a morning session at a local Bible college, visit an orphanage and school, see a radio ministry at work, and participate in other unique activities.
The team will begin in the capital city of Kampala, where the Bible college is located as well as a host of new and established ministries. Then we will go up to the city of Gulu where we will visit the church, deaf ministry, and take part in the radio ministry there. Afterwards, we will head over to the town of Soroti where various church ministries are located, as well as a Christian school and orphanage. There will also be an opportunity to take an African Safari on a Game Reserve to see nearly all the uniquely African animals in the wild!
Since 1994, BIMI missionaries have been actively serving in Uganda. They have planted over 300 churches, many of which have established vital ministries such as Bible colleges, vocational training centers, orphan schools, and Christian radio stations. The CONNECT Team will see a cross-section of this work.
Often referred to as the "Pearl of Africa," Uganda boasts a stunning landscape that includes snow-capped mountains, expansive plains, arid semi-deserts, and lush rainforests. With average temperatures ranging between 70°F and 90°F year-round, Uganda enjoys a favorable climate. The nation is a tapestry of cultures and ethnicities, comprising over 50 distinct tribes. Each of these tribes possesses its own distinctive traditions, languages, and customs, contributing to the country's cultural mosaic. The people of Uganda are renowned for their warm hospitality and friendliness, extending a welcoming embrace to visitors and taking great pride in their cultural heritage.
Religiously, Ugandans identify predominantly as Christian, but this is more often an association with the Catholic and Anglican religions rather than an expression of personal faith in Christ alone for salvation. Additionally, there exists a significant Muslim minority alongside various indigenous religious beliefs and practices.
It is tentatively planned for CONNECT Uganda to meet in the Atlanta, Georgia, airport on May 15. Each trip participant is responsible for transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Additional money may be brought along for activities, gifts, or souvenirs.
Valid Passport, Yellow Fever Vaccination Card
Soroti Orphan Assistance Program (SOAP)
General Trip Donation Link
Updates and Reports on the Trip