Welcome! We are John and Elizabeth Oriokot, and our ministry is based in Soroti, Uganda. We encourage you to join us on an adventure! We will be posting updates with pictures daily for you to see. Our hope through this blog is to share how God’s hand is working in East Africa. There will be moments of laughter, moments of crying, but all will be for the glory of God.
My husband, John, is an indigenous missionary trained through Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, Jinja, Uganda and is a licensed teacher of Bible Training Center for Pastors (BTCP). I, Elizabeth, am an RN who was serving in Kenya, and joined BTCP training because of a heart for discipleing women. John and I met as students on the mission field traveling across Africa with Life Changing Discipleship planting new Bible Training Centers for Pastors. The director of LCD use to always remind us that “serving God is a lifetime full of thrills, adventure, and romance,” and to date, I have never found a better way of describing our lives. It is the constant thrill of seeing people’s lives changed by the Gospel, the adventure of God testing and building one’s faith through new circumstances, and the romance of a relationship with the a perfect, never failing God.
My husband and I have recently moved to Soroti, Uganda, and are in the process of starting a Non Government Organization. Our vision is to train up Pastors, women’s leaders, and indigenous missionaries who can better minister to their community than foreigners. The course we offer mainly consists of the BTCP curriculum, but also includes training in Biblical Counseling and countless opportunities for field work and hands on evangelism. We eventually hope to train each of our students in small business skills so that they can financially support themselves, and not rely on donations.
For a better understanding of my financial needs, please see the “Financial Partnership” tab.