Uganda July 2018Sunday July 22, 2018 - Saturday August 4, 2018
UgandaJuly 22 - August 4, 2018
Trip Cost: $1950 + airfare
See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details
July 22 – August 4, 2018
20 people max
Kristen Zimmerman &
This team will spend their time in Jinja, Uganda where you will work with Sole Hope. This team will learn all about the work Sole Hope is doing to combat the jigger problem in Uganda by holding medical clinics, as well as providing education and jobs for Ugandans. The team members will get to help them with a medical clinic day – washing feet and sharing the love of Christ. You will also get to serve with Heal Ministries. The team will get to experience morning worship and praise time with women there and you will get to serve with them for their kids club which is a community outreach to over 300 kids. You will also spend serving at Amani Baby Cottage. Please take some time and ask the Lord if you would like to be a part of this exciting trip, serving and ministering in Uganda!
Introductory – This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips.
This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups, and families who are able to handle long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in seeing impoverished conditions. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator before planning to travel.
9 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. Ask for our Considerations for Children document if you’re not sure about bringing children.
Total Trip Cost
$1950 + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights to Uganda in the summer generally range from $1,700-$2,200.
Estimated at $3600 – $4100 total including airfare
Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 22, 2018 – $750 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 22, 2018 – $2,000 (For booking flights)
DUE MAY 22, 2018 – FINAL BALANCE DUE
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.
The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (if needed)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Visa fee (if any)
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursion costs (if any)
Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from the US, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for arts & crafts and other items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children are also not included in the trip cost.
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we do not need a copy of it)
Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
2. Signed Cancellation Policy
3. Signed Background Check Consent Form
4. Signed Statement of Faith
5. Signed and notarized copy of Code of Conduct for GBLI and the ministries we visit on the trip
6. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
7. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2
*A background check will be run
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.
Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 4 to 8 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.
Go Be Love advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.
Paying for Your Trip
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.
Flight and Travel Info
One thing that sets Go Be Love mission trips apart is that we book ALL flights for all of our team members, including your domestic connections from your home airport. Please list your home airport on your application. For smaller airports, please give several options for airports you could fly from as sometimes our international airline partners may not have options in and out of smaller airports. Please note: because we will be booking all of your flights and connections and because we do so at the best possible price – this does not always mean the best possible schedule. Many times, the international airlines we use are able to offer us domestic flight connections at a very low cost (usually only $75-$100) and therefore, we are offered a very limited class of service. This might mean longer layover times so please be prepared for this in advance. You may find a better schedule online but that doesn’t mean that it was an option within the price range and class of service we were going for. If you have specific limitations on arrival and departure times, you will need to let us know in writing 90 days or more in advance and you will need to be prepared to incur additional costs if your preferences do not fall within the class of service we are offered at the lowest cost.
About Your Leader
Uganda Team Leader
My name is Kristen Zimmerman and I am 24 years old. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2016 with a BA in Art with a focus in photography and graphic design. When I was in high school, a group from an organization called Invisible Children came to my high school and did a presentation on all of the kids that had been orphaned by Joseph Kony and his army of child soldiers. Jesus immediately put a passion in my heart for Uganda and I knew I would visit one day.
After talking to a friend who had also gone with Go Be Love (then Visiting Orphans) to Uganda, I decided to sign up for my first trip in the summer of 2012. I will never forget how much Jesus changed my heart on that trip and has continued to change me over the past years. I fell in love with the culture, the people, the kids, and everything that has to do with Uganda. I returned every 6 months for a year and a half after my first trip and was changed even more every time.
I feel extremely blessed to be able to serve along side of Go Be Love and all of my team members. I can’t wait to go back and lead people to my favorite place in the whole world. It will take you deeper than you could ever imagine with your relationship with Jesus. Come with me and experience the life changing journey that Jesus has waiting for you!
Uganda Team Co-Leader
My name is Kelsea Jones, I am 23 years old, and I currently reside in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. I currently work as a secondary Family and Consumer Science teacher at our local high school, as well as run my own non-profit: Called to Love Outreach. My first call to international mission work happened when I was 16 years old, but my local community lacked the opportunities for trips abroad. After doing some research online, I found Go Be Love International (who was Visiting Orphans at the time) and I signed up for a trip at the age of 18 years old and have been doing mission work ever since. I have been to El Salvador 6 times, Ecuador 2 times, Honduras, Bahamas, Cambodia, and 8 countries in Europe and love traveling so much.
I will always cherish my first trip serving with Go Be Love International as it truly changed my life in so many ways. It gave me such passion and a desire to change the world around me with every chance that I have. Also getting to know the in-country organizations we work with while abroad is a great way to meet new people and build relationships that will further your relationship with Christ, as well.
I am so excited to be part of the an organization whose love of Jesus shines through in all that they do. Never question what God can do on a short-term mission trip because the amount of amazing miracles I have witnessed on these trips are completely phenomenal. If you have any questions about the trip or mission work at all, please let me know! I look forward to working alongside of you.