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Four Corners facilitates short-term mission trips from the United States to South Sudan and Uganda to spread the unconditional love of Christ and to expose people to the work God is doing through the ministry (Matthew 28:19).

Four Corners trips focus in five specific areas: evangelism, family ministry, education, medical assistance and sustainable relief. Serving on a trip with Four Corners will make an eternal impact in the lives of team members, as well as those who invest in individuals to go. It’s our goal to provide team members with an experience that enriches and challenges them spiritually, exposes them to the work that God is doing through our partners in South Sudan and Uganda, allows them to build relationships with the nationals, and is safe and secure, while also stretching their comfort zone. You can find information about the trips to Uganda and South Sudan on the sidebar, as well as the application you must complete to go on one of our trips. If you have any other questions about going on one of our service trips, please contact Rachel Sprayberry at info@fourcorners.org.

To register for a trip, team members will need to complete the “Team Member Application Form” and return them to 715 Avenue A, Suite 206, Opelika, AL 36801 with their deposit of $200.

Each team member is required to submit a $200.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit fee and the Waiver of Liability form to secure a spot on a team. All checks should be made payable to Four Corners Ministries and mailed to 715 Avenue A, Suite 206, Opelika, AL 36801. We would like to request that half of your trip fees are paid at least 60 days prior to departure with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to departure. A position on the team cannot be held until the Waiver and the deposit are received.

Cancellation Policy: In the case that you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you are responsible for the cost of your flight after it is booked. Gifts specified for the trip of a particular participant may be carried forward for a future trip at the discretion of the ministry.

Uganda, April / May 2015

Trip Dates: 04/22/2015 to 05/02/2015

Trip Cost: $3,000 – $4,000 with safari option

Initial Deposit: $200

Trip Status: Closed

This trip to Abaana’s Hope will focus on adult evangelism and discipleship as well as children’s ministry.  The dates for this trip are April 22 – May 2, 2015.  Trip costs will be $3,000 – $4,000 with a Safari option.

Email for more info –  info@fourcorners.org

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Uganda, May / June 2015

Trip Dates: 05/27/2015 to 06/05/2015

Trip Cost: $3,000 – $4,000 with safari option

Initial Deposit: $200

Trip Status: Closed

Josh Moody will be leading a group from Gardendale First Baptist Church. This group will be doing a pastor’s conference for a few days and the ladies will do work with the pastors’ wives.

A large focus of this trip will also be pouring into the local missionaries, (Four Corners folks and other missionaries in the area if possible). This will involve VBS for the missionary kids, corporate worship, group Bible studies, and other activities.

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Uganda, July 2015

Trip Dates: 07/20/2015 to 07/29/2015

Trip Cost: $3,000 – $4,000 with safari option

Initial Deposit: $200

Trip Status: Closed

Myron West’s home church, Sixth Street Baptist, will send a team led by Amy Young to Abaana’s Hope at the end of July.

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Uganda, September 2015

Trip Dates: 09/12/2015 to 9/22/2015

Trip Cost: $3,000 – $4,000 with safari option

Initial Deposit: $200

Trip Status: Open

If you have medical or dental training, we would love to have you join us on this trip as we serve the people around Abaana’s Hope.  Trip costs will be between $3,000 and $4,000 with a safari option.

Email for more info:  info@fourcorners.org

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Important Documents

Uganda Preparation Information

FINANCIAL/ MONEY DETAILS

How much money do I need to raise?

The cost varies depending on city of departure and service projects during the trip but our estimates for trips to Uganda are approximately $4,000.

How do I raise funds?

There are many unique ways to raise funds for your trip: mailing support letters, garage sales, etc. Our staff is here to help guide you with advice and best practices of others. A sample fundraising letter can be emailed to you upon request.

Where should the donations be sent and to whom should checks be made out?

Your supporters can donate funds for your trip in three ways:

  • Telephone: They may call Four Corners Ministries at (334) 737-6338 to complete a credit card donation.
  • Mail: They may mail checks made out to Four Corners Ministries, 715 Avenue A, Suite 206, Opelika, Alabama 36801. They should include your name in the memo line of the check to ensure it is applied to your account.
  • Online: They may make a donation using most major credit cards at the Four Corners Trip Donations page on our website at www.fourcorners.org/online-giving/

If I can’t go, can I (and my supporters) get a refund?

Four Corners is a 501(c) 3 charity and because of this, we cannot refund donations. Please keep in mind that the funds you raise must be solicited and donated with the understanding that Four Corners has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. In order for the funds donated to allow a tax deduction, they are not yours, or contingent upon your ultimate participation, but Four Corners’ funds to be used to further its charitable purposes.

TRIP LOGISTICS

What does a Four Corners trip look like?

After arriving in Uganda, you will spend one night in Entebbe. The next morning you will either drive or fly to Gulu, Uganda, the home of Abaana’s Hope. The ministries performed will depend on the skill set of the group. The work can include a children ministries, evangelism and prayer walking, discipleship training for men and women, as well as training Ugandans in sustainable lifestyle skills. Everything that is done at Abaana’s Hope is relationship focused. The group will perform most days of ministry on site at Abaana’s Hope but may spend a few days working in and around Gulu.

Where will I stay?

You will stay in a safe and comfortable hotel/guesthouse in Entebbe and in a nice guest house in Gulu. Each day you will be served three meals; it is possible that you will also experience a few traditional African meals.

What do the people think about us coming?

Many of the people you will be working with have been waiting for your arrival for months. They are excited and amazed that you would come all the way from America to help empower the work that God is already doing through their lives.

Will I get sick from the food or water?

The food prepared by our hosts is completely safe. Of course, we cannot ensure that you will not contract a food-borne illness while serving in Uganda. We recommend that you bring over the- counter medicine with you. You may also talk to your physician about a prescription antibiotic.

 

TRAVEL

Do I need a passport?

Yes! Please go to http://travel.state.gov/ for more information regarding passports. Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid six months past your departure date from the country you are visiting. Please make copies of your passport to leave at home with family and/or friends as a reference in the event you misplace your passport during your trip.

Do I need a visa?

For travel to Uganda you will not need a visa. However, included in the cost of your trip is an airport entrance fee that is attached to each passenger arriving in Uganda.

How long does it take to get to Africa?

Four Corners trips to Uganda arrive in Entebbe, Uganda. The average flight to Entebbe is 16 hours from Atlanta, Georgia. The drive from Entebbe to Gulu is between 6-8 hours.

How many bags can I pack?

Baggage requirements vary by airline and intra-Africa flights. The current standards for KLM Airlines and Delta Airlines are 50 lbs. per checked bag. You are limited to two checked bags.

Can I use my frequent flyer miles to pay for my flight?

To use your own Frequent Flyer miles, you would need to arrange your own flights. It would be vital that your flight arrangements coincide with Four Corners flights. (Please see answer below “Can I arrive early or stay later?” for clear understanding of your responsibilities if you arrange your own flights).

Can I earn Frequent Flyer miles on my FCM flights?

To log frequent flyer miles you will need to provide your number to the ticket agent at the time of check in at the airport.

Can I arrive early or stay later?

Yes, but you will need to make your own travel arrangements and you are required to confirm them with Four Corners by emailing info@fourcorners.org. You will also be responsible for meeting the group at the airport or hotel in Entebbe. If you arrange your own air travel, Four Corners will not be responsible for connecting you with the group; this will be your responsibility.

Do I need shots?

Check with your doctor, health department, or visit www.cdc.gov to see what shots are recommended for Uganda. If you have any questions or concerns contact Four Corners.

Team Member Application Form

Please download the following team member application form and return to our office:

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