Bundibugyo is where the first Serge long-term mission team began serving.

For more than three decades Serge missionaries have served in Bundibugyo, a rural district located in western Uganda along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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 Bundimulinga Presbytery, translate the Bible into the local language of Lubwisi, and to disciple young pastors.

Serge’s model in Bundibugyo embraced holistic expression of the Gospel from the beginning, addressing the overwhelming material needs of the district in order that the movement of churches begun in the 1980s could flourish.

Today, the Serge team seeks to live as vessels of the gospel restoring communities to bring worshippers to Jesus. We value prayer and partnership, investing in emerging Ugandan leadership. We work together to show the compassion of Jesus to the poorest.

Types of Work

  • Community Development
  • Discipleship and Training
  • Education
  • Medical Missions
  • Missionary Kid Teachers

    What We Do in Uganda – Bundibugyo

    Healthcare

    The Serge team in Bundibugyo works alongside national healthcare workers to express God’s love in the model of Jesus through preaching and healing in the following ways:

    Healthcare at Bundibugyo District Hospital:

    • Kacie Forrest, RN, builds on the Helping Babies Breathe Program, a program started by Serge missionaries, which targets the management of newborns in the crucial first ten minutes of life. She works alongside Ugandan midwives reinforcing resuscitation skills and modeling compassionate, competent care.
    • Drs. Scott and Jennifer Myhre currently round in the pediatric, NICU, and maternity wards to provide assistance in the most crowded and understaffed wards in the district. They also train young doctors and clinical officers, procure medications and supplies, as well as contribute to medical teaching and Bible studies for the staff in the district.

    Public Health Outreach:

    • The team runs BundiNutrition Program, which serves malnourished children and their families. Hungry children are given a locally grown and processed food supplement to improve their nutritional intake and parents are empowered through nutritional education – taught by trusted and trained Ugandan staff in order for this important content to be taught in the local language in a relatable and well-received manner.

    Christ School Bundibugyo

    The Serge team helps to develop Christ School Bundibugyo,  a boarding school for orphaned and under-resourced children, founded by Serge missionaries in 1999.

    Students receive a quality gospel-centered education and are discipled by their teachers and missionaries through weekly chapel and small group meetings. The Serge team works to develop the school spiritually, academically, and towards self-sustainability.

    “By the grace of God, this community has been developed significantly over the last two decades through the work and service of Christ School Bundibugyo graduates. Look in the hospital and clinics and you will find doctors and nurses who graduated from CSB. Look in the courts and you will find lawyers and clerks who graduated from CSB. Keep looking further and you will find pastors and accountants, mothers and city planners, business owners and engineers, farmers and journalists who graduated from CSB. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧.”

     Patrick McClure, Director of Development for Christ School Bundibugyo and Serge missionary

    Community Development

    Water is Life in Bundibugyo. Many people in Bundibugyo collect water from public tap stands, protected and unprotected springs, and local streams. Many utilized sources are unsafe and as a result, Bundibugyo has a high infant mortality rate and significant waterborne illnesses.

    The Bundibugyo team works to share Christ through improving access to safe water through:

    • New infrastructure for gravity-fed clean water systems, and rehabilitation of older systems.
    •  In 2020 our engineer Josh Dickenson rebuilt the Nyahururu water system after it was destroyed in a landslide,  providing clean water to over twenty thousand residents.
    • Making water projects sustainable by increasing the knowledge base of local technicians through training and workshops
    • Improving end-user water handling and storage through community outreach
    • Providing emergency assistance to repair essential systems when they are damaged due to natural disasters (flooding and landslides).

    Pastoral Discipleship and Training

    The Bundibugyo team is supports the development of the Lubwisi Bible, providing office space and financial partnership to indigenous translators. They recently celebrated the completion of the New Testament.

    Forrest and other team members preach, lead weekly discipleship groups, and organize pastoral training workshops

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    Missions Opportunities Uganda – Bundibugyo

    We need people who are interested in living in a close-knit team situation in a remote, but very busy place that is full of daily challenges and demands regular repentance and belief.

    Many of the ministries of our team are established, but still require great resourcefulness and initiative to maintain. However, the power of the gospel is truly transforming Bundibugyo.

    Here are the ways you can join our team:

    Give to a Team Project

    • Christ School Bundibugyo :: Soccer Program

      In Uganda, the opportunity to play a sport competitively is a rare and special gift. At Christ School Bundibugyo (CSB), we count ourselves blessed to have the boys and girls...

    • Equipment Shipping for Disabled Children–Uganda

      Countless children and adults in Western Uganda live with varying degrees of physical disability. Unfortunately there is limited or no access to special equipment that could improve their mobility and...

    • Rwendigo Fund

      As a missionary doctor and mother, Jennifer Myhre raised her four children in Central and East Africa. She wanted them to have stories that related to their “world,” so she...

    • Bundi Nutrition Fund

      This fund was created to address some of the nutritional needs of Bundibugyo, Uganda. The BundiNutrition project has a long history in Serge’s work in Bundibugyo; including the distribution of...

    • BundiWater

      BundiWater Water is Life Bundibugyo, Uganda is a rural district located in western Uganda along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many household members in Bundibugyo walk significant...

    • Christ School Bundibugyo :: 365 Club

      Christ School Bundibugyo :: Leave a Legacy Fund Christ School Bundibugyo is a Christian secondary boarding school in western Uganda. More than half of Uganda’s population is under 18 years of...

    • Christ School Bundibugyo :: OVC Program

      Christ School Bundibugyo :: Sponsorship Many children in Uganda’s Bundibugyo District have lost one or more parents to war, disease—such as HIV/AIDS and malaria—and other causes. These children have little hope of...

    • Jonah Kule Family Care Fund

      Jonah Kule Family Care Fund This fund was established to care for the widow and children of Dr. Jonah Kule, a long-time Serge ministry partner in Uganda, who died during...

    • Books4Bundi

      Books4Bundi Bundibugyo is in western Uganda. Marked by disease, high infant and child mortality rates, and war, it is an area in need of hope. Books comfort, inspire and open...

    Current Staffing Needs

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    Missionary Kid Teacher Assistant (Vocational Intern)

    This is a 4-month long opportunity to teach missionary kids and serve a missionary team in a vita...

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    Serge Apprenticeship Staff – Bundibugyo, Uganda

    Participate in the life and Kingdom work of the Bundibugyo team while assisting the apprenticeshi...

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