Sept. 16-27, 2023
ChildVoice (Women's Ministry)
Trip participants will travel to a rural area in northern Uganda where ChildVoice International is bringing hope through a therapeutic Christ-centered program for young war-affected women and their children.
The over-reaching purpose of this trip is to bring God’s love to these women by simply being present, learning their stories, encouraging and fellowshipping with them. The team participates in daily chapel with devotions and prayer, supporting ChildVoice staff teach the girls about what it means to be a Child of God.
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!
Trip dates: Sept. 16-27, 2023
Estimate trip cost*: $2,100 + airfare (typically $2,000-2,500)
Trips open to: Ages 16 or older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Application deadline: June 17, 2023
Financial Assistance Application
*Cost is not final; trip costs fluctuate due to airline prices and other factors.
Questions? Contact the Missions Department at [email protected] or 515-222-1520.
How do we get there?
The team will fly together into Entebbe, Uganda and will be met at the airport by ChildVoice staff, to travel by van to the Lukome ChildVoice Center, near Gulu.
Where do we stay?
Participants will stay in traditional thatched roof African housing on the ChildVoice Center grounds.
What does the cost include?
The total cost covers airfare, food, and lodging. Passport, visa, vaccination costs, food while traveling, and souvenirs are additional.
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 and COVID-19 vaccination are 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, booster as needed for tetanus-diphtheria, measles and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults. For more information about travel vaccinations, visit the Centers for Disease Control.
When are payments due?
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.