June 10-19, 2024 ($3,000)
Custom Trip for Grace Collective Church (GCC Applicants Only*)
*Check out our other trips or request a custom trip for your church or group by emailing email@example.com
A Week on Mission with God!
- Play soccer and share encouragement with children and youth
- Celebrate the gift of clean water (singing, dancing, and documenting the experience for well donors)
- Join with local partners to put on conferences and large community events
- Share the joy of giving chickens, piglets, or goats!
- Men: Help teach construction and leadership skills to fellow men
- Women: Spend time with young ladies rescued from vulnerable situations
- (All group activities are subject to change, but a few exciting detours from the last Uganda trip include an impromptu baptism, a runaway goat, and the making of many new friends!)
DETAILS: We are excited to share the joy of being on mission with God together with partners and volunteers from In the Garden Missions. As always, your safety is our priority. Our partners on the ground know and understand the language, country, and culture. They will always have your best interest in mind. We travel to and from locations by bus, van, or taxi as a group with trusted local guides. Translators are available when needed.
1, 2, 3, Go!
Please submit ALL THREE of these documents to complete your application. If you are accepted, you will need to submit a signed medical release and team covenant (rules) agreement.
The additional information on this page is for accepted team members to review before our trip. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
What to Expect
Overall Trip Goal: Our Uganda trips are flexible to accommodate how God wants to use you for His glory! We tailor trips to people with construction skills, engineering students, ESL teachers, medical professionals, pastors, church groups, and those with an open heart willing to serve.
Accommodations: Our trips are either in the East in Kampala (the city) or in the West in Rwentobo (the countryside). Sometimes we stay in the same large ministry house for the entire trip. Other times, you can expect a lot of travel and hotel stays (especially when planning water well dedications). You can expect bunk bed-style sleeping arrangements with gender-specific rooms. Married couples can stay together in rooms by themselves generally.
Meals: Expect to enjoy great, authentic African meals! Breakfast and dinner are provided, and we generally have lunch on the go (please bring your own lunch food - granola bars, peanut butter, tuna packs, etc.). Sometimes, a local village will provide our team lunch out of hospitality when we are ministering to them.
Daily Living: Remember, you are in Africa. Hot showers are a luxury, but they do come around occasionally. Generally, expect cool showers and hot weather. You won't need many things (you're living in a village), but pack the necessities. Things are difficult to find in Uganda if you forget something (a suggested packing list is provided). While there aren't washing machines, you can hand wash your clothes and hang them to dry if needed. We do this often. Expect to see some amazing animals along the way (monkeys, baboons, elephants, etc.) and most importantly, be flexible!
Typical Ministry Day: This can vary depending on the team. However, you can expect opportunities for construction (working on schools, teaching men skills, etc.), medical clinics, VBS/kids ministry, livestock distribution, well dedications, clothes/shoe distributions, women/men meetings, pastors meetings, marriage conferences, English teaching, etc.
How to Get a Passport / Visa
View instructions on How to Get a Passport from the Department of State.
Our Global Parters team leader will tell you which visa you need. (Contact email@example.com before applying)
- Information on Getting a Visa.
- Application for East African Visa (if flying into Rwanda and crossing the border)
- Application for Ugandan Visa (if flying into Entebbe).
Travel and Health Information
Language Tips for GPPD Trips
In addition to these resources, we encourage you to look for additional language resources through Youtube or your local library to help you connect with those you will meet over the course of the trip. Translators will be available to help with communication.
Jordan: Basic Arabic Words and Phrases
- Hindi and Telugu are the most common in the areas where we will serve.
- Telugu Words and Phrases
- Hindi Words and Phrases
- In Uganda, it is estimated that over 70 languages are spoken. Of these, English, Swahili, and Luganda are the most common.
- Luganda Words and Phrases
- Swahili Words and Phrases
Trip members will receive more information about raising funds through Kindful.
If you have trouble with your fundraising campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Schedules ($3000 Total)
Any personal cost of travel to/from Washington, DC is NOT included in the payment schedule.
|June 1-11 Trip|
|$600 ($1600 total)||Feb 1|
|$600 ($2200 total)||March 1|
|$600 ($2800 total)||April 1|
|$200 ($3000 total)||May 1|
*Approved team members do not need to resubmit documents already submitted prior to acceptance. Team members over age 18 may submit documents online OR by mail/scanning. Minors must print, sign, and submit documents with signed permission of a guardian (by mail or scanning and emailing to email@example.com)
PLEASE SUBMIT THESE 3 ITEMS TO APPLY:
PLEASE SUBMIT AFTER BEING ACCEPTED: