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This trip is not available this year, but don't go anywhere check out our current teams! 
(There might be the perfect fit for you.)

Bummer!

This trip is not available this year, but don't go anywhere check out our current teams! 
(There might be the perfect fit for you.)

Bummer!

This trip is not available this year, but don't go anywhere check out our current teams! 
(There might be the perfect fit for you.)

Uganda is teeming with exotic wildlife, and the people are vibrant, warm, and friendly, making this particular African country a popular destination for tourists from around the world. But you’ll have a profoundly different emphasis and go beyond where the average tourist travels. Like many African countries, it has a dark side; the average Ugandan makes a $1.80 a day, and the effects of crippling poverty are felt at every level of the society. The focus of your trip will be those most vulnerable and who suffer the worst - children.

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Uganda

dates

Students:
June 27 - August 1
Staff:
June 20 - August 1

required Support

Students
Base cost
(airfare & Ground)
spending Money
TOTAL:
$
$
$
4395
335
Staff:
Base cost
(airfare & Ground)
spending Money
TOTAL:
$
$
$
4395
370
register now

Uganda is teeming with exotic wildlife, and the people are vibrant, warm, and friendly, making this particular African country a popular destination for tourists from around the world. But you’ll have a profoundly different emphasis and go beyond where the average tourist travels. Like many African countries, it has a dark side; the average Ugandan makes a $1.80 a day, and the effects of crippling poverty are felt at every level of the society. The focus of your trip will be those most vulnerable and who suffer the worst - children.

Uganda

dates

Students:
June 27 - August 1
Staff:
June 20 - August 1

required Support

Students
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Staff:
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Uganda is teeming with exotic wildlife, and the people are vibrant, warm, and friendly, making this particular African country a popular destination for tourists from around the world. But you’ll have a profoundly different emphasis and go beyond where the average tourist travels. Like many African countries, it has a dark side; the average Ugandan makes a $1.80 a day, and the effects of crippling poverty are felt at every level of the society. The focus of your trip will be those most vulnerable and who suffer the worst - children.

Uganda

outreach

outreach

Your ministry in Uganda is primarily going to center around kids and teens. They are the most vulnerable and susceptible to being abused. It’s where the need is. Nearly 50% of the population is under the age of 14. Education is the key to rise above poverty, but only 25% get beyond grade 6, which leads to 38% of kids being educationally undernourished and stunted. But statistics are faceless and cold. The reality is that in spite of their trials, you’ll find the people of Uganda warm and friendly; you’ll be mobbed (in a good way) every time you do ministry by kids who just want to be near you. Your ministry will include discipleship and evangelism in schools. And on any given day, you and your team will find yourselves in a slum, orphanages, and impoverished villages on the outskirts of Kampala. The vast spiritual and physical needs in Uganda are surely close to the heart of Jesus.

safety

safety

Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. Therefore, no participant is allowed to be alone in any city; Royal Servants always travel in groups of three or more, and when possible, with either a male or Summer Staff in each group. The Trip Leaders also continually monitor conditions within the host country both before and during the trip. If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

adventure

adventure

You’ll not really understand this statement unless you go to Uganda or have been in Africa before: every day is an adventure in Uganda. Simply getting to a ministry site can be a wonderful mix of congestion, confusion, delay, and spontaneity. The best approach is to be willing to tackle each day with a smile and see where the unexpected takes you. You will hike into impoverished villages, cruise down the Nile River, toss stones in Lake Victoria (or Victoria Nyanza), and see exotic African wildlife when you and the team experience time in camp and on a real safari. You don’t get adventures like that when you go to Europe.

experience culture

experience culture

Tourists love Uganda, and it was recently named a “top tourist location.” Tourists view the country from the luxury of 4-star hotels and are herded about in deluxe air-conditioned buses. They experience a culture that is constructed, cleansed, and cultivated to keep them sheltered from the uncomfortable realities of the country. Your cultural experience will be different. Every day you’ll be walking the streets of the slums, smelling the sewage, and coming face-to-face with the pervasive poverty. Sure, it can get uncomfortable, but you get the reward of really getting to know the people from the inside - those irrepressible, joy-filled, Ugandans who love to laugh! Whether sleeping, eating, or doing Kingdom work, you’ll be seeing Uganda and its wonderful people from the inside. You’ll be a traveler, not a tourist.

spiritual growth

spiritual growth

True spiritual growth often requires a challenge. Working among people that struggle to survive will challenge you, every day, with opportunities to grow. God will use your experiences to nourish healthy spiritual growth, enable you to bear fruit, and develop within you a deeper understanding of the needs of the world and of yourself. It won’t always be easy – easy growth isn’t always lasting growth – but you will learn to trust the Lord every day and see that He is faithful to give you what you need. And maybe that’s just where God wants you to be.

who should go

who should go

Working in poor areas requires a compassionate heart, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to ignore the sights and smells of poverty that characterizes the areas your team will work in. If you are willing to get your hands dirty - to grab a dirty, ragged kid, set him on your lap, and hug him - and if you are not afraid to live among the people and be a bit uncomfortable, you’ll do well.  And if you desire ministry that may push you beyond your ability, to where you need to rely on Christ each minute of the day … then maybe the Uganda mission trip is right for you.

eating & Sleeping

eating & sleeping

Uganda isn’t necessarily known for its cuisine. But there are always fresh vegetables and fruit available. With the help of the team’s food coordinator, you’ll prepare most meals where you’ll be staying. This ensures the meals will be safe, healthy, and balanced. But eating will be another unique element to your summer away from home as you experience what few of your friends and family will be able to understand.

Don’t expect to necessarily be put up in Western-style accommodations. You and your teammates will be eating, sleeping, singing, and studying in a safe, comfortable, African-quality apartment. It’s just 10 minutes from the city center of Kampala and a short walk from the capital city’s vibrant street life and friendly cafes. You will be both living and doing ministry amongst the heart of the people. On a mission trip, where else would you want to be?

debriefing

We provide you with quality, intense training to prepare you for what you will experience overseas and your return home.

Training Camp (at the beginning of your trip): not only will your relationship with the Lord be built up through prayer, worship, study, scripture memory, and discipleship teachings, but you will gain some incredible friendships that can last a lifetime as your teammates become your family.

Debriefing (at the end of the trip): a sweet way to end your summer. We will give you the necessary tools and time of reflection to propel you forward as you continue to walk with Christ long after your mission trip ends.

debriefing

ministry partners

ministry partners

Some of the ministry partners your team will work with include Youth for Christ, Bless a Child Cancer Home, Off-Tu Mission, Sanyu’s Babies Home, and The Royals Dance ministry. Working alongside Ugandan believers can be both fun and exhausting. They are unfailingly optimistic and tireless workers for Jesus, and they will help you fall in love with Uganda and its wonderful people. Past students used these words to describe the Ugandans: generous, encouraging, joyful, hospitable, welcoming, friendly, flexible, and happy! It is no wonder we love working with our friends and many various ministry partners –– they are young men and women who embody Uganda’s warm and vibrant culture.

street evangelism

street evangelism

Your ministry in Uganda is primarily going to center around kids and teens. They are the most vulnerable and susceptible to being abused. It’s where the need is. Nearly 50% of the population is under the age of 14. Education is the key to rise above poverty, but only 25% get beyond grade 6, which leads to 38% of kids being educationally undernourished and stunted. But statistics are faceless and cold. The reality is that in spite of their trials, you’ll find the people of Uganda warm and friendly; you’ll be mobbed (in a good way) every time you do ministry by kids who just want to be near you. Your ministry will include discipleship and evangelism in schools. And on any given day, you and your team will find yourselves in a slum, orphanages, and impoverished villages on the outskirts of Kampala. The vast spiritual and physical needs in Uganda are surely close to the heart of Jesus.

Orphanages

orphanages

Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. Therefore, no participant is allowed to be alone in any city; Royal Servants always travel in groups of three or more, and when possible, with either a male or Summer Staff in each group. The Trip Leaders also continually monitor conditions within the host country both before and during the trip. If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

Student/School Ministry

student/school ministry

You’ll not really understand this statement unless you go to Uganda or have been in Africa before: every day is an adventure in Uganda. Simply getting to a ministry site can be a wonderful mix of congestion, confusion, delay, and spontaneity. The best approach is to be willing to tackle each day with a smile and see where the unexpected takes you. You will hike into impoverished villages, cruise down the Nile River, toss stones in Lake Victoria (or Victoria Nyanza), and see exotic African wildlife when you and the team experience time in camp and on a real safari. You don’t get adventures like that when you go to Europe.

Relationship Building

relationship building

Tourists love Uganda, and it was recently named a “top tourist location.” Tourists view the country from the luxury of 4-star hotels and are herded about in deluxe air-conditioned buses. They experience a culture that is constructed, cleansed, and cultivated to keep them sheltered from the uncomfortable realities of the country. Your cultural experience will be different. Every day you’ll be walking the streets of the slums, smelling the sewage, and coming face-to-face with the pervasive poverty. Sure, it can get uncomfortable, but you get the reward of really getting to know the people from the inside - those irrepressible, joy-filled, Ugandans who love to laugh! Whether sleeping, eating, or doing Kingdom work, you’ll be seeing Uganda and its wonderful people from the inside. You’ll be a traveler, not a tourist.

Children's Ministry

children's ministry

True spiritual growth often requires a challenge. Working among people that struggle to survive will challenge you, every day, with opportunities to grow. God will use your experiences to nourish healthy spiritual growth, enable you to bear fruit, and develop within you a deeper understanding of the needs of the world and of yourself. It won’t always be easy – easy growth isn’t always lasting growth – but you will learn to trust the Lord every day and see that He is faithful to give you what you need. And maybe that’s just where God wants you to be.

sports ministry

We provide you with quality, intense training to prepare you for what you will experience overseas and your return home.

Training Camp (at the beginning of your trip): not only will your relationship with the Lord be built up through prayer, worship, study, scripture memory, and discipleship teachings, but you will gain some incredible friendships that can last a lifetime as your teammates become your family.

Debriefing (at the end of the trip): a sweet way to end your summer. We will give you the necessary tools and time of reflection to propel you forward as you continue to walk with Christ long after your mission trip ends.

Sports Ministry

role

Working in poor areas requires a compassionate heart, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to ignore the sights and smells of poverty that characterizes the areas your team will work in. If you are willing to get your hands dirty - to grab a dirty, ragged kid, set him on your lap, and hug him - and if you are not afraid to live among the people and be a bit uncomfortable, you’ll do well.  And if you desire ministry that may push you beyond your ability, to where you need to rely on Christ each minute of the day … then maybe the Uganda mission trip is right for you.

Cost

Your ministry in Uganda is primarily going to center around kids and teens. They are the most vulnerable and susceptible to being abused. It’s where the need is. Nearly 50% of the population is under the age of 14. Education is the key to rise above poverty, but only 25% get beyond grade 6, which leads to 38% of kids being educationally undernourished and stunted. But statistics are faceless and cold. The reality is that in spite of their trials, you’ll find the people of Uganda warm and friendly; you’ll be mobbed (in a good way) every time you do ministry by kids who just want to be near you. Your ministry will include discipleship and evangelism in schools. And on any given day, you and your team will find yourselves in a slum, orphanages, and impoverished villages on the outskirts of Kampala. The vast spiritual and physical needs in Uganda are surely close to the heart of Jesus.

Travel

Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. Therefore, no participant is allowed to be alone in any city; Royal Servants always travel in groups of three or more, and when possible, with either a male or Summer Staff in each group. The Trip Leaders also continually monitor conditions within the host country both before and during the trip. If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

requirements

You’ll not really understand this statement unless you go to Uganda or have been in Africa before: every day is an adventure in Uganda. Simply getting to a ministry site can be a wonderful mix of congestion, confusion, delay, and spontaneity. The best approach is to be willing to tackle each day with a smile and see where the unexpected takes you. You will hike into impoverished villages, cruise down the Nile River, toss stones in Lake Victoria (or Victoria Nyanza), and see exotic African wildlife when you and the team experience time in camp and on a real safari. You don’t get adventures like that when you go to Europe.

approach

Tourists love Uganda, and it was recently named a “top tourist location.” Tourists view the country from the luxury of 4-star hotels and are herded about in deluxe air-conditioned buses. They experience a culture that is constructed, cleansed, and cultivated to keep them sheltered from the uncomfortable realities of the country. Your cultural experience will be different. Every day you’ll be walking the streets of the slums, smelling the sewage, and coming face-to-face with the pervasive poverty. Sure, it can get uncomfortable, but you get the reward of really getting to know the people from the inside - those irrepressible, joy-filled, Ugandans who love to laugh! Whether sleeping, eating, or doing Kingdom work, you’ll be seeing Uganda and its wonderful people from the inside. You’ll be a traveler, not a tourist.

growth

True spiritual growth often requires a challenge. Working among people that struggle to survive will challenge you, every day, with opportunities to grow. God will use your experiences to nourish healthy spiritual growth, enable you to bear fruit, and develop within you a deeper understanding of the needs of the world and of yourself. It won’t always be easy – easy growth isn’t always lasting growth – but you will learn to trust the Lord every day and see that He is faithful to give you what you need. And maybe that’s just where God wants you to be.

outreach

outreach

Your ministry in Uganda is primarily going to center around kids and teens. They are the most vulnerable and susceptible to being abused. It’s where the need is. Nearly 50% of the population is under the age of 14. Education is the key to rise above poverty, but only 25% get beyond grade 6, which leads to 38% of kids being educationally undernourished and stunted. But statistics are faceless and cold. The reality is that in spite of their trials, you’ll find the people of Uganda warm and friendly; you’ll be mobbed (in a good way) every time you do ministry by kids who just want to be near you. Your ministry will include discipleship and evangelism in schools. And on any given day, you and your team will find yourselves in a slum, orphanages, and impoverished villages on the outskirts of Kampala. The vast spiritual and physical needs in Uganda are surely close to the heart of Jesus.

safety

safety

Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. Therefore, no participant is allowed to be alone in any city; Royal Servants always travel in groups of three or more, and when possible, with either a male or Summer Staff in each group. The Trip Leaders also continually monitor conditions within the host country both before and during the trip. If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

adventure

adventure

You’ll not really understand this statement unless you go to Uganda or have been in Africa before: every day is an adventure in Uganda. Simply getting to a ministry site can be a wonderful mix of congestion, confusion, delay, and spontaneity. The best approach is to be willing to tackle each day with a smile and see where the unexpected takes you. You will hike into impoverished villages, cruise down the Nile River, toss stones in Lake Victoria (or Victoria Nyanza), and see exotic African wildlife when you and the team experience time in camp and on a real safari. You don’t get adventures like that when you go to Europe.

experience culture

experience culture

Tourists love Uganda, and it was recently named a “top tourist location.” Tourists view the country from the luxury of 4-star hotels and are herded about in deluxe air-conditioned buses. They experience a culture that is constructed, cleansed, and cultivated to keep them sheltered from the uncomfortable realities of the country. Your cultural experience will be different. Every day you’ll be walking the streets of the slums, smelling the sewage, and coming face-to-face with the pervasive poverty. Sure, it can get uncomfortable, but you get the reward of really getting to know the people from the inside - those irrepressible, joy-filled, Ugandans who love to laugh! Whether sleeping, eating, or doing Kingdom work, you’ll be seeing Uganda and its wonderful people from the inside. You’ll be a traveler, not a tourist.

spiritual growth

spiritual growth

True spiritual growth often requires a challenge. Working among people that struggle to survive will challenge you, every day, with opportunities to grow. God will use your experiences to nourish healthy spiritual growth, enable you to bear fruit, and develop within you a deeper understanding of the needs of the world and of yourself. It won’t always be easy – easy growth isn’t always lasting growth – but you will learn to trust the Lord every day and see that He is faithful to give you what you need. And maybe that’s just where God wants you to be.

training

We provide you with quality, intense training to prepare you for what you will experience overseas and your return home.

Training Camp (at the beginning of your trip): not only will your relationship with the Lord be built up through prayer, worship, study, scripture memory, and discipleship teachings, but you will gain some incredible friendships that can last a lifetime as your teammates become your family.

Debriefing (at the end of the trip): a sweet way to end your summer. We will give you the necessary tools and time of reflection to propel you forward as you continue to walk with Christ long after your mission trip ends.

training

who should go

who should go

Working in poor areas requires a compassionate heart, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to ignore the sights and smells of poverty that characterizes the areas your team will work in. If you are willing to get your hands dirty - to grab a dirty, ragged kid, set him on your lap, and hug him - and if you are not afraid to live among the people and be a bit uncomfortable, you’ll do well.  And if you desire ministry that may push you beyond your ability, to where you need to rely on Christ each minute of the day … then maybe the Uganda mission trip is right for you.

eating & Sleeping

eating & sleeping

Uganda isn’t necessarily known for its cuisine. But there are always fresh vegetables and fruit available. With the help of the team’s food coordinator, you’ll prepare most meals where you’ll be staying. This ensures the meals will be safe, healthy, and balanced. But eating will be another unique element to your summer away from home as you experience what few of your friends and family will be able to understand.

Don’t expect to necessarily be put up in Western-style accommodations. You and your teammates will be eating, sleeping, singing, and studying in a safe, comfortable, African-quality apartment. It’s just 10 minutes from the city center of Kampala and a short walk from the capital city’s vibrant street life and friendly cafes. You will be both living and doing ministry amongst the heart of the people. On a mission trip, where else would you want to be?

ministry partners

ministry partners

Some of the ministry partners your team will work with include Youth for Christ, Bless a Child Cancer Home, Off-Tu Mission, Sanyu’s Babies Home, and The Royals Dance ministry. Working alongside Ugandan believers can be both fun and exhausting. They are unfailingly optimistic and tireless workers for Jesus, and they will help you fall in love with Uganda and its wonderful people. Past students used these words to describe the Ugandans: generous, encouraging, joyful, hospitable, welcoming, friendly, flexible, and happy! It is no wonder we love working with our friends and many various ministry partners –– they are young men and women who embody Uganda’s warm and vibrant culture.