Join a Visiting Team
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Have you ever wondered about the value and importance of short-term mission trips? Each year we have a number of individuals who come as part of visiting teams to serve and minister as the hands and feet of Christ on our campuses in either Terekeka, Yei and now Uganda!
As these short-term servants come, we’re often asked whether it’s truly helpful to come and serve or if simply making a donation is the best use of funds that would otherwise go toward a trip. Let us say unequivocally, “YES,” there is great value in volunteers coming to serve alongside us! There are the obvious advantages of working on a particular project like painting, making repairs, remodeling and refurbishing dorms as well as holding discipleship classes to participate in with the school children. There are also intangible benefits that are equally important. Here are just a few of those:
Our older kids also tell us how they appreciate the encouragement from visiting team members because it helps them to realize they could shape a future for themselves with God’s help. They learn it is a real possibility, not just a dream. Mission volunteers willing to take time to talk seriously with our high school age kids can have a long-lasting impact.
Will you come?
If you have a listening heart, a mindset of learning and working alongside of us…if you want to help us on the ground and answer some questions like “What can I learn from being here? What do I take home? How am I changed by being here? How does what I learn here affect how I live and serve the U.S.? And what does God want to teach me while I am here?”…then we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you!
So you’d like to come to South Sudan but you’ve got questions? Great, below are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
i. Sponsorship projects
iii. Hospital work
iv. Discipleship (on campus and locally)
v. Photography & video needs
vi. Ministering to our missionaries
– In Yei, we also have a team dorm available along with small housing units for couples (upon request and availability).
i. $1,300 – $1,800 – Roundtrip Airfare from the States to Entebbe for Yei or from the States to Juba for Terekeka.
ii. $645 – Roundtrip Airfare between Entebbe and Yei (for Yei visitors only).
iii. $100 – One night stay in Entebbe on way in to Yei (for Yei visitors only).
iv. $100 – Ugandan transit visa (for Yei visitors only)
v. $100 – South Sudan visa ($160 when purchased stateside for those going to Terekeka).
vi. $150 – $300 – Yellow Fever vaccine
vii. $210 – Room/board/internet at Harvesters for 7 days (@$30/ person/day). Beyond 10 days is a flat rate charge of $300/month.
viii. $200 – Transport costs between Juba and Terekeka (for Terekeka visitors only)
ix. $500 – Incidentals
x. Total: $2,500 – $3,500
Upon completion of the travel document, you can direct questions to our home office at email@example.com or by calling our home office at 972.941.4460. We are happy to assist you.
Visiting teams are always welcomed to join us in the work God has called us to accomplish in His name. If you are interested in organizing a team, or know someone who is, please contact Harvesters at firstname.lastname@example.org.