"Therefore go and make disciples..."- Matthew 28:19
The Hope For Uganda Missions Outreach is a short-term missions trip that takes place about every two or three years during the summer
We partner with local ministries/churches on the ground in Uganda to provide Pastoral training, Music training as well as sharing the gospel.
Our ministry varies depending on the setting. In the main urban areas we reach out to schools and work with local churches in putting on evangelistic events involving music as well as preaching and testimonies from the team members.
We also visit orphanages and in some cases hospitals and pray for the sick.
In the rural areas we focus on open-air outreaches working with local church leaders.
Uganda has long been known as the “Pearl of Africa” (Winston Churchill’s quote) because of its fertile soils, beautiful scenery and pleasant climate. Most of the country is upland plateau, bordered in the south by Lake Victoria and the mountains of the Rwanda, in the west by lakes of the African Rift Valley and hills of the Mt Ruwenzori range, and in the north and north east by mountains and desert.
Eastern Africa Geographic coordinates: 1 00 N, 32 00 E Capital: Kampala 1,208,544 (2002) Area: (93,104 square miles a little larger than the state of Oregon) Major towns: Jinja, Mbale, Entebbe, Masaka, Mbarara, Kibale, Fort Portal, Gulu, Lira, Soroti. Kabale.
28,195,754 (2006 estimate) Age structure: (2006 est.) 0-14 years: 49.4% 15-64 years: 46.0% 60 years and over: 4.6% Life expectancy at birth: Total population: 51.59 years Male: 50.74 years Female: 52.46 years (2005 est.) Total fertility rate: 6.74 children born/woman (2005 est.). Climate: Tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); Semiarid is Highest point.
The country’s ethnic groups are divided into two main branches, the Bantu in the south and the Nilotic of the centre and north. The largest people group is the Ganda 18 %, followed by the Nkole 10 %, Kiga 8 %, Soga 8 %, Teso 6% Langi 6% and Acholi 4% There are many smaller people groups, including the Karimojong who are related (by language) to the Teso who live in the north-east of the country. Other, Non-African (European, Asian, Arab) 5-10%
Roman Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, Muslim, SDA, Orthodox, Other Christian, Traditional, Bahai.
English (official national language, taught in schools, used in courts of law, newspapers and radio broadcasts) Swahili (official) Luganda (most widely used of the local languages) other Bantu and Nilo-Saharan languages.
Definition: age 15 and over can read and write.
Total population: 71.6 percent (2005 estimate) 80.7 percent (2005 estimate) 62.7 percent (2005 estimate)
Currency: Uganda Shilling Electricity: 220V – 240