The name Idi Amin may sound familiar.
It is infamously linked to the nation of Uganda, which underwent a brutal 8-year period of violence under his presidency in the 1970’s. It is estimated that roughly 300,000 may have died under his reign of terror.
Life in Uganda has not been easy even since then.
Two military coups in the mid-1980’s have been followed by the 23-year rule of President Museveni, who has done much to rebuild the Ugandan economy. Peace, however, has yet to firmly take hold in the nation.
For the past 23 years, Uganda has struggled against the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group based in Sudan. An estimated 30,000 children have been abducted to serve as child solders or sex slaves. Up to 1.8 million people in northern Uganda have been displaced due to violence and the fear of child abduction.
Despite all of this, the church in Uganda is large and the response to the gospel has been substantial. Yet the church also battles against widespread nominal-ism, false teaching and corruption.
We need to pray for the restoration of a country left riddled by years of war and terror, and also for the revival of a church so badly needed to shine the pure light of the gospel.
In closing, think about this. How would we want people to pray for us if we were among the millions in Uganda, destitute both physically and spiritually? Let’s pray like that today.
Travel Dates ~ July 12 – 23, 2017 / Flights from Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 12 – Fly from Los Angeles to Dubai on Emirates.
Thursday, July 13 – Flying and overnight to
Friday, July 14 – Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda. Stay the night in Entebbe at
Saturday, July 15 – Fly from Entebbe to Arua (
Sunday, July 16 – Church in morning / Ministry in afternoon / Stay night on missions compound in
Monday, July 17 – 20 Ministry / Stay night on missions compound in
Friday, July 21 – Drive from
Saturday, July 22 – Fly out from Entebbe to Dubai. Then Dubai to Los Angeles
Sunday, July 23 – Arrive at San Diego
Estimated Budget Per Person:
Airport Food and Drink: $50
Food in Entebbe: $80
Visa: $100 (Get in airport upon arrival. Required to have proof of yellow fever vaccine)
Hotel in Entebbe (2 nights): $80
Lodging / Food in
In-Country flight (Entebbe to Arua): $135
Food in Arua and Travel back: $35
Misc: $100 (for water, snacks, phone, possible price increase, tips,feeding drivers etc)
Estimated Total: $990.00 plus airfare, travel insurance, ministry money, emergency funds
(airfare varies between $1,200 – $1,600 pp. As of 11/11/16 this flight schedule on Emirates was $1,200)
Ministries in Uganda
Medical Camp Outreach
Visit Sudanese Refugee Camp