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:

Visiting teams are a wonderful event at the orphanage and school. There is a “buzz” in anticipation of a team coming to share, play, read, disciple, minister, connect, and pour out love over the kids. Teams create fun, are a breath of fresh energy – personality – excitement, and also make a difference in the lives of the orphans God has called us all to serve.
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:

God has uniquely gifted you with passions, skills and abilities for the building up of the Kingdom (Eph. 2:10). Let us know what they are and we’ll find a place for you. With a servant’s heart and a willingness to learn, we can plug individuals into various opportunities on campus such as:

i. Sponsorship projects
ii. Tutoring
iii. Hospital work
iv. Discipleship (on campus and locally)
v. Photography & video needs
vi. Ministering to our missionaries

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 [email protected].