Mission Uganda

Mission Uganda


What is Mission Uganda?
Mission Uganda is a partnership between Lutheran Church of Hope and ChildVoice. Participants will spread the love of Christ to young people whose lives have been torn apart by war in northern Uganda.

What do we do?
Trip participants will travel to a rural area in northern Uganda where ChildVoice is bringing hope to the people through a residential, therapeutic Christ-centered program for young war-affected women and their children. There will be opportunities to serve in a variety of ways, including Bible lessons, prayer and worship time, construction and/or agricultural projects, early childhood education, vocational education, care of infants and young children, recreational games, medical service, and more. Our first focus is relationships with the people, reminding them of God’s hope and their identity in Christ. Count on God changing you as well!

2019 Trip Dates & Registration Links
Hope partners with a website called Managed Missions for all mission trip applications. When you click the registration links below, you will be re-directed to Managed Missions and asked to sign in or create a login.

Who can go?
Anyone with a heart for Jesus and is 16 years and older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Where do we stay?

Participants will stay in traditional African housing (thatched roof and all). Meals will be prepared by the Ugandan staff and residents of the center.

What travel documents do I need?
A current U.S. passport is required as well as a visa into Uganda. Click here for more information on acquiring a passport. Information on acquiring a visa will be provided by the Missions staff after registration. 

What immunizations do I need?
Preventive medicine for malaria is mandatory, and a yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into Uganda. It is also recommended that you be up-to-date with your tetanus and Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Please consult your physician on all recommended vaccinations, which may include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid, meningitis, preventative medication for malaria, booster as needed for tetanus-diphtheria, measles and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults. Click here for more information about travel vaccinations.

What is the cost*?
Cost is $3,900. This cost includes roundtrip airfare from Des Moines, hotel in Kampala on the way in and out of Uganda, ground transportation, all food, bottled water, and an excursion to Murchison Falls National Park.

Passport, vaccination and visa costs are additional.

Please note that two months before departure, at least 50 percent of the trip total must be paid. One month prior to departure, trip must be paid in full.

* Cost subject to change based on airfare fluctuation

How do I sign up?
You may apply for registration online by clicking the dates of the trip above. If you have issues with registration, please call Hope’s WDM office at 515-222-1520.

A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is due upon registration.

Once registered, background checks will be conducted by Hope on all mission trip applicants age 18 and older. This is to ensure the safety and protection of all mission team members and the people we serve.

How can I get more information?
Contact Tamara, missions coordinator, at 515-422-9138 or tamara.satren@hopewdm.org.