Okoa Refuge 2018 Mission Trips

The Experience of a lifetime: Okoa wants to give you the opportunity to spend a part of your summer, spending a part of yourself in order to make an impact half way around the world! You will be stretched outside of your comfort zone as you use your God-given talents in Uganda to minister to people. Short-term team members are some of Okoa’s most vital assets as we leverage the skills and talents on the team toward the furtherance of the Gospel. Immerse yourself in the Ugandan culture as we drive off of the paved road and discover God’s purpose for Uganda and for you!


Okoa Refuge mission trips are truly a once in a lifetime experience. Okoa believes in community-wide transformation...this means that during your time here, you will spend time in a village that has been carefully chosen. You will see the same sweet faces every day as your team ministers to the people in a myriad of different ways. Build relationships, share your heart, spend your energy, and then leave a piece of your heart when you go. Some things we will do in YOUR village are:

  • School outreach
  • Church construction
  • Prayer and Evangelism
  • Build mud houses and kitchens
  • Rural medical clinics

    Last, but certainly not least, you will have the chance to spend time with the amazing and unforgettable children who live at Okoa. Each trip is uniquely designed to its participants and built to suit the needs of your group!

    The $1,500 covers everything from the time a person arrives in Uganda until they depart. Items NOT covered:

    • Airfare
    • Personal Items
    • Entry Visa
    • Vaccinations (yellow fever is REQUIRED, others are recommended, but optional)
    • Souvenirs
    • Snacks, sodas or any food other than what is provided at mealtimes


    Trips for 2018:

    Uganda Marathon - Come run a marathon unlike any other! Spend two days at Okoa, run the race and have a phenomenal time! If you don't want to run 26.2 miles, there's a half marathon and also a 10K! 

    • May 27th to June 3rd 

    Men's Trip - Come spend a week camping, building, serving, sharing and finish it all off with a once in a life time Safari!

    • August 9th to August 19th 

    Couple's/Family Trip - This is Okoa's only trip to take place while the Okoa children are on a break from school. Spend some amazing time ministering to the Okoa kids, the children in our village and the entire community! Participate in a VBS and put it all together at the end in a performance for all of the parents!

    • August 31st to September 8th

    Tailor Made Trips - One week of your life and one that will change the trajectory of the rest! Medical outreaches, school visits, Gospel sharing, service opportunities and precious time spent with the kids and babies of Okoa. We guarantee you'll leave a part of your heart in Uganda and we hope you'll come back again and again!

    • June 23rd to July 5th
    • July 19th to July 29th
    • August 9th to August 19th 
    • August 31st to September 8th
    • September 20th to September 30th


    Email us today at trips@okoarefuge.org