The Oriokot Family Ministering in East Africa

Welcome! We are John and Elizabeth Oriokot, and our ministry is based in Soroti, Uganda. We encourage you to join us on an adventure in East Africa through this blog. There will be moments of laughter, moments of crying, but all will be for the glory of God.

Proverbs 27:17 Ministry

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Our Vision and Method

We run a Bible School from our home known as Proverbs 27:17 Ministry. Our vision is to train up Pastors, women’s leaders, and indigenous missionaries who can better minister to their community than foreigners. Our method is that of Jesus: living full time with a small group of disciples who follow us everywhere. We teach both by words and example. We spend 10 hours a day in a formal class setting with our students and the rest of the day doing day to day life with them. We spend the weekends out in the villages they come from ministering to their communities. Our students lead Bible studies in their local language, head up adult literacy classes, organic farming classes, and evangelism efforts/trainings in their villages. The main curriculum we use in the classroom is the ten course long Bible Training Center for Pastors and Church Leaders (BTCP) written by Dallas Theological Seminary professor Dennis Mock. Other than this, we cover additional Apologetics and Biblical Counseling.


For a better understanding of our financial needs, please see the “Financial Partnership” tab.¬†

You can support our Ministry in East Africa by making a tax deductible contribution at the Link Below.

You can sign up for monthly paypal support, which is also tax dedutctible here:

Provide Monthly Support for Mission Work

You can Support our Work by making a Tax Deductible Donation by Check through College Hills Baptist Church. Send checks to:

Uganda Missions, College Hills Baptist Church
2102 Johnson St.
San Angelo, TX 76904

(Make check to College Hills Baptist Church and Sidemark “UGANDA MISSIONS”)

Our work dependson God working through your love and generosity. Thank you for your prayers and support.