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 felt called to work at an orphanage in Kenya, and later God revealed to me that disciplining women was the true calling on my life. John and I met on the mission field while traveling across Africa planting Bible Training Centers for Pastors in very remote areas with Life Changing Discipleship (LCD), the missions organization that trained me. Greg Wootton, 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 mission work. It’s the constant thrill of seeing people’s lives changed by the Gospel. and the power of Christ. It is the constant adventure of God testing and building one’s faith through tough circumstances. It is the romance of a relationship with the a perfect, never failing, never changing 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 through two years of very intensive course work. This course work mainly consists of the BTCP curriculum, but also includes Biblical counseling courses and countless opportunities for real world field work and hands on evangelism. We will also strive 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.