Island Ministry Assistance
January 16, 2018 to June 1, 2018
2 students needed
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Students will assist in doing surveys of surrounding island villages to examine the various tribes and languages found on islands where we have planted churches and seek out unreached people groups residing on remote islands to determine their openness to the Gospel. The students will also have the opportunity to conduct training sessions for local pastors and church leaders on topics such as discipleship, orality, and stewardship.
Uganda is a conservative country. Men: long pants, collared or casual short sleeve shirts for church services, no shorts. Women: only long dresses or skirts, no shorts, jeans/pants, tank-tops or revealing clothes.
Uganda is a continuously developing East Africa nation with a population of approximate 33,000,000. It is landlocked but the second largest fresh water lake, and the source of the Nile River, provide hydroelectricity and is a source of livelihood. Infrastructure is adequate in Kampala the Capital, but limited in some areas. The second largest city, Jinja, is where the team is and is easy to travel compared to Kampala. The ministry will be conducted on the islands of Lake Victoria.
Housing will be arranged in Jinja and the team will have their own lodging. The team will have access to transportation and have receive mentoring, encouragement, and advice as needed. They will also have access to preparing daily meals.
Ministry in Africa is physically intense and care is inadequate and sometimes unavailable. Individuals with health concerns should seek medical advice. Rough roads, intense sun, heat, and lack of medical facilities are factors to be considered. Malaria prevention medicine is recommended.
Please note that if you have ongoing needs or medication management or counseling related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, or sexual abuse, these resources are generally unavailable and you should consider applying at a later time.
Equipment to Bring:
Items to bring with you include: Bibles, Sunscreen lotion, bug-spray, raincoat/umbrella, light jacket, flashlight, comfortable walking/tennis shoes. I-pad and your favorite music and or inspirational messages