Our team will be traveling to Bethany Village, a rural
community outside of Kampala, Uganda, on the banks of Lake Victoria. This
community is made up of a primary school, a large farm, and seven orphanage
homes caring for over 130 children. Bethany Village is a rural community with a
strong vision to teach people and communities to become self-sustaining, in a
nation where jobs are scarce. Bethany is a part of African Renewal Ministries,
a long-time partner of A Jesus Church and Hear the Cry.
We will be using many different skills on this
trip and hope to include members with sewing skills, construction or repair talents, expertise in business or entrepreneurship. These are
some of the skills that will be useful to help Bethany continue to move towards
self-sustainability and in their continued journey to develop skills that will equip
young people, as they leave Bethany Village. We will be bringing supplies
for the sewing room, jewelry making and needed tools and purchasing needed
supplies once we arrive.
We will also spend time with these house moms and their
families, who are each raising 15 children and running households by laughing,
praying, encouraging and exercise! Health, fitness and other valuable life
skills, will be great fun to share with these amazingly joyful people! You don't need any of the above mentioned
skills, everyone will have a role that
will benefit the people of Bethany!
Important Information about Hear the Cry Trips:
Trip cost includes airfare, food, lodging, insurance, ground transportation, supplies and excursions. Team members are responsible for any additional snacks and souvenirs during travel.
Interviews for each team will begin on the Application Deadline date for each trip.
Passports are required for all destinations, and must be valid for 6 months past the date of departure. Allow 4-6 weeks for any passport application and processing time.
India and Myanmar applicants must have a valid passport in hand at the time of the application deadline.
Upon acceptance to the team, a non-refundable deposit of $25 will be required as you set up your fundraising and online profile. 50% of the total cost is due two months prior to departure, and the remaining balance two weeks before departure.