Bundibugyo, Uganda

Bundibugyo, Uganda

Vision: Redeemed People as vessels of the gospel restoring communities to bring worshippers to Jesus across the Albertine Rift in Uganda.

Bundibugyo is the field that started it all. In the early 1980s, a Ugandan refugee invited the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia to help rebuild the church after the devastation of the rule of Idi Amin. By the late 1980s, missionaries were living in Bundibugyo and working with the Ugandan Presbyterian Church to plant the churches of the Bundamilinga Presbytery, translate the Bible into the local language of Lubwesi, and to disciple young pastors. By the mid 1990s, our work became more holistic, to address the overwhelming material needs of the district in order that the movement of churches begun in 1980s could flourish.

For three decades our team has been called to lay down their lives for the Gospel through the founding of Christ School Bundibugyo, a boarding secondary school for Ugandans with over 400 students; the Kwejuna Project, a gravity fed clean water initiative that provides safe water for hundreds of thousands of resident in the districts; and through healthcare, both in the national clinics and with Bundi Nutrition. Our work with the Bundamilinga Presbytery continues through not only these works of healing and equipping, but also to and through ongoing pastoral training at the Semiliki Institute for Theological Education.


Our Work:

  • Preaching: With a translation of the Bible complete, our direct work with the church primarily consists of ongoing training of young leaders in the church.
  • Healing: our team provides health care through the state clinic and works in public health through our water project and our work in nutrition with mothers and children.
  • Education: Christ School disciples its students towards a kingdom-centric vision of their calling to serve their district and work for the Lords peace in a place marked by disease and strife