Mission Journeys & Information
Partner with Sweet Sleep to hand deliver hope; let us customize a mission journey for your group. Together, we will work to plan your journey — from deciding where you will serve to setting your goals for how many beds you will provide. With you for every step of the way, we will give your group all the resources you need to prepare for your journey. Our experts will handle all your logistics, leaving you free to focus on sharing God’s love through ministry and the provision of beds.
Feeling called to serve? Let Sweet Sleep help you as you build a team and plan your journey. Teams are made of Sunday school classes, youth groups, university clubs, prayer groups, or multi-generational church congregation members. With the backing of your church or school and a team size of about 10 to 20, you will be given all the resources you need to lead and prepare your group. Our experts will handle all your logistics and will help you through every step of the way. And once you arrive in-country, our well-trained indigenous staff will be with you during the entire trip to guide you culturally and through your Sweet Sleep work.
Beds Fundraising Goals
Sweet Sleep mission journey team members hand deliver hope, ministry, and beds. Considering your team size and where your team is serving, Sweet Sleep will help you determine how many beds you are going to provide and will help you set a beds fundraising goal. We will then equip you with creative and proven fundraising tools and techniques to help you meet your goals. We recommend a minimum fundraising goal of $1000 per team member.
What You Can Expect
The ministry we provide looks different depending on where we’re serving. In Eastern Europe, we’re currently working in Transnistira, a small region within Moldova. The team spends the entire week in one orphanage with the children. There will typically be a few hundred to several hundred children living there. Following the schedule and expectations of the teachers, our team engages in Bible teachings, arts and crafts activities, recreation, and beds building. Old worn beds are removed from the dorms and new wooden beds are assembled with simple tools.
Central Uganda is similar to Eastern Europe in that your team will work with the same group of children all week. In Kampala, children live in privately owned orphanages that are often associated with a church and that have a school. Throughout the week, the team will provide Bible lessons, arts and crafts, and recreational activities. The metal bunk beds are matched and assembled by the team.
Because children don’t typically live in orphanages in Northern Uganda, distributions are done in a central meeting place; usually a large mango tree. The recipients and hundreds of others from the surrounding community walk up to 15 miles to participate in the distribution. You team will go to one or two distribution locations each day and will serve a different group of children at each location. The team will share a Bible lesson with the crowd and limited activities may be possible. Simple recreation and art activities are recommended.