Mission Uganda 2023

Serving the children and women of Watoto

Bringing Hope and Healing

Watoto Children & Women’s Ministries

Watoto brings hope and healing to vulnerable women and children in Uganda and South Sudan. Through housing, education, medical   care, and sports academies, Watoto seeks to rescue orphaned and  abandoned babies and giving them a bright future.
Who:  High School & Young Adults  (14-30 years old)

Where:  Kampala, Uganda (and surrounding villages)

Dates:  6/1/23 - 6/13/23

Cost:  $2,400 - 2,800 (est.)

Serving:  Our primary project will be building and renovating   homes.  Participants with additional skill sets and experience will have the opportunity to serve in the medical clinics, sports academies, and schools. See additional information below as well or visit watoto.com

Fundraising:  Faith will be hosting several fundraising events including: carwashes, dinner theater, battle of the bands, flamingos in February, Butterbraids at Christmas/Easter. We will also be providing participants with individual fundraising resources to help you raise support for your trip.
Register:   If you are ready to go all in, click below to sign up.  A deposit of $100 will reserve your spot.  Registration deadline is December 1, 2022.
Have additional questions:  Contact Pastor Rob, pastor@discoveringfaith.com, or indicate your interest in more information below.

Building Homes

In our villages, children find mothers to love them, education to inspire them, healthcare to strengthen them, and their value and identity in Christ.

In short, they have everything they need to grow up happy, healthy and full of purpose. That’s how we’re raising Africa’s future leaders. A Watoto village is a safe place where a child can truly experience the love of a family. We have three villages that have classrooms, medical clinics, churches, playgrounds, and most of all homes for our children and mothers.

In each house you’ll find a Watoto mother who is raising eight orphaned and vulnerable children. Together, they’re a family, and she’s raising them with love.

Watoto Clinics

Each of our three Watoto villages has a medical clinic to provide care to our babies, children and mothers. We also extend healthcare to our neighbors, so that we’re able to make a lasting impact in our communities.

For our doctors, nurses, and healthcare assistants, providing medical care is an act of love. It’s seeing a neighbor in pain and responding. It’s helping kids grow up healthy and loved. Our medical team plays a vital role in ensuring we provide holistic care to everyone in our family. We not only treat health issues, but work hard to reduce disease prevalence. Our medical team focuses on disease prevention by educating everyone in our villages on proper nutrition and hygiene practices, as well as giving immunizations and mosquito nets to our mothers and children.

Additionally, we partner with international teams to provide medical outreaches to the community. Healthcare is expensive and difficult to access for families in rural areas, but through our outreach we meet the community’s most pressing needs.

Sports Academy

When you walk through our villages, you can see a love of sports everywhere. From posters in rooms, to casual games in a circle, our kids are always running—and they’re often running after a ball. Our Sports Academy provides a chance to take a child’s natural love of sports, and teaches them to play at their best with support and guidance from coaches. In basketball and soccer, teams learn to work together, pray together and play together. Above all, it’s a chance to grow in skill and character.

Mothers, in particular, are amazed at the changes in their children and have loved seeing their confidence grow. These children are, in turn, providing a positive influence on other kids both inside and outside of our Watoto villages.