Uganda (12 days): Refugee, Prison, Children Ministry

Opportunity Overview

About this Trip:
This team will be partnering with WGM missionaries Justin and Debbie Williams as they serve in Uganda. As a member of this team, you’ll be able to serve in a variety of ministries, including visiting a refugee settlement, under the direction of a skilled team and organization addressing refugees’ needs in the name of Jesus. You will also have the opportunity to experience other ministries in and outside of Kampala, such as ministries to widows, orphans, and a ministry to children in prison. This trip will be challenging as your worldview is expanded. Be prepared to laugh, cry, rejoice, and share with people from all walks of life.  

Trip Summary:
Cost: 
$1,450 + airfare
Dates: July 20 – 31, 2019
Team Size: 8 people max
Team Leader: Ashlyn Luttrell

Total Trip Cost: 
The cost is $1,450 plus airfare. The final total varies, depending on team size and flight costs that vary depending on your departing airport location. Your final trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights are expected to be around $1,800. All funds will be raised through an individual account you will receive with WGM. WGM has its own “Go Fund Me” platform for you to raise money with no fee. You will be provided with a detailed list of those who give to your trip. 

What is include in the trip cost:
  • International airfare
  • Housing and food (3 meals a day)
  • Transportation while in Uganda
  • Ministry supplies
  • International travel insurance (primary medical, liability, travel assistance, etc.)
  • Team shirt and WGM journal
  • Administrative costs

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals while in airports during travel days when traveling to and from the U.S., any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, phone calls, and other personal items.

Payment Schedule: 
Upon Acceptance—$75 to hold spot (applied to trip cost)
April 20, 2019—1/3 of cost
May 20, 2019—2/3 of cost
June 20, 2019—Final Balance

Application Process:
All team members must complete a set of application items provided by WGM which includes:

  • Application (with deposit)
  • Health form
  • WGM travel release
  • Background check (for those age 18 and older)
  • Spiritual leader reference

Documents needed prior to travel:

  • Passport that will not expire within six months of return travel date
  • A visa is required for travel to Uganda. Your team leader will assist you in applying for this prior to your trip.

Expectations: 
I understand that this mission trip starts the day that I apply. As part of a WGM team, I commit to reading all material and emails pertaining to the trip. I also commit to attending virtual meetings with my team leader and fellow team members, recognizing that these are vital to maximizing the effectiveness of the team. For this team, these virtual meetings will start at least five months prior to the trip and will happen five–eight times. These virtual meetings will focus on spiritual preparation, developing team unity, and preparing for the trip. I also understand that I will need to provide the funds for the trip, either through fundraising or personal contributions.

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