Lifepoint’s partnership began years ago with Global Outreach, specifically the Global Theological Seminary (GTS), just outside Jinja, Uganda. Initially, our work was solely focused on encouraging church leaders and indigenous church plants to reach their part of the world with the gospel. But God has expanded our vision and direction in Uganda.

In 2013, a team from Lifepoint first met Pastor Egessa Masiga, then a second-year seminary student at GTS. During this short-term missions trip, the Lifepoint team had the honor of being present as Vision Baptist Centre was born in the town of Kakira, Uganda.

Over the past several years, many from Lifepoint have been encouraged by and taught so much by our brothers and sisters in Kakira—followers of Jesus with a burden to care for the abandoned, the oppressed, the lonely, and the vulnerable.

With the Lord’s direction, Lifepoint and Vision Baptist, with the help of Children’s HopeChest, are establishing Kakira CarePoint to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of orphans, vulnerable children, and women in the community. Read more below about short-term missions to Uganda. Find out how you can also get involved through sponsorship.

For more information contact missions@lifepointohio.com.

A FEW FAQ’S

When is the 2018 Trips?

There will be two trips in 2018 to Uganda.  Teams will both work with the leadership at Kakira CarePoint and visit the staff and faculty of GTS (if school is in session, teams will also sit in on a day of classes).

Tentative Dates:

January 11 – 19
Trip Leader: Jeremy WIlliams

June 14 – 21
Trip Leader: Kristy Low

What is the approximate cost?

The cost for Uganda is approximately $2700/person (up to half of the cost will be covered by Wide Open World funds for LifePoint members) which includes round trip airfare to Uganda, housing, meals in country, local transportation, ministry projects/materials, day trip activities, departure taxes, fees, insurance on you and your baggage.  The cost does not include souvenirs, passport fees or vaccination costs.

What will we be doing on the trip?

During our time in Uganda, we will be largely be working alongside our in-country ministry partners, Children’s HopeChest & Kakira Baptist Centre at the Kakira CarePoint. Our team will participate in the ministries that are happening at Kakira CarePoint and seek to encourage the national staff & management committee.  Trip participants will also do a fair amount of children’s ministry and spend considerable time with sponsored children and their families.

In addition to this work, we will also visit our Church Planting partners, Global Theological Seminary (GTS) just outside Jinja. Our time at GTS will be meeting staff & faculty and if school is in session, sitting in on a class or two with their current student body. We desire to come alongside and join the local leaders, pastors, and missionaries in their efforts to teach, encourage, disciple, and minster in the local churches and villages.

Where will we stay?

The team will be housed in a local Guest House. Guest Homes are similar to smaller, “bed and breakfast” type hotels.

Accommodations include bedding / towels, mosquito net, private bath & showers, breakfast & optional laundry service.

How will we get around the city?

The team will be transported around the city primarily by hired vans or buses. One may even have the opportunity to ride on the back of a “boda boda” or motorcycle taxi.

What else will we do?

While in country, we will also get to participate in a few fun activities. Our team will visit the source of the Nile River by boat while their meal is being prepared at the Kingfisher Resort. There will also be opportunities for shopping in local markets for souvenirs etc.

What is a typical day’s schedule like?

Each morning the team will enjoy the beautiful Ugandan weather while eating breakfast together at the guest home and sharing in devotional time.  After breakfast the team will spend the morning at GTS, sitting in on classes and spending time with students and faculty OR at the Kakira CarePoint.  After lunch, children’s ministry will most likely be the focus of our team at the CarePoint. Each evening the team meets and discusses the day at length over dinner.