uganda mission trip
dec. 26 - jan. 9

On December 26, Jason Van Bemmel, Jonathan Koppenhaver and L,B. Graham will be heading out for a two-week mission trip to Uganda, serving Reaching Africa's Unreached. They will be preaching, teaching, training pastors, clearing land for a Christian school and enjoying fellowship and relationship-building with the staff of Reaching Africa's Unreached and their partner churches.  


Reaching Africa's Unreached (RAU) is on the front lines of the Gospel's advance in the world. Situated in Northern Uganda, just a couple of miles south of the South Sudan border, Jacob and Carol Lee are engaged in reaching out to unreached tribes in the area, planting churches, training pastors and teaching valuable agricultural skills. Learn more about Reaching Africa's Unreached


Forest Hill Presbyterian Church has been supporting and partnering with RAU since our church began in 2015. We have been pleased to have Jacob and Carol visit us and to have Jacob preach for us. We have a strong and deep friendship and partnership. The primary purpose of this trip is to support, encourage and strengthen the work of Reaching Africa's Unreached. 


The trip will cost an estimated $7,000 for airfare, travel costs, housing, immunizations, supplies, etc. In addition, our team is hoping to bring a generous supply of Arabic Study Bibles and other Arabic-language resources for the pastors and church leaders they will be training. You can purchase Arabic Study Bibles and a micro-USB of Arabic-language materials online and have them shipped to the church at this mailing address:


Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
1200-C Agora Dr. 

Suite 251

Bel Air, MD 21014

Learn more about the Arabic Study Biible and purchase online here: http://www.arabicstudybible.net/
Learn more about the micr-USB chip and purchase online here: https://scripturesformuslims.com/index.php/micro-chips/sd-4-gig-micro-chip-detail#

reaching africa's unreached

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to reach Africa’s unreached people groups with the glorious Gospel of Jesus by planting Christ exalting churches in their midst. Furthermore, we will endeavor to strengthen local churches and their leaders through careful exposition of the Scriptures in word and deed that they may be strengthened to plant churches in nearby villages with  no church and unreached peoples in their geographical regions.

Vision Statement

Our greatest concern is that Jesus Christ would be exalted and worshiped among all nations, tribes, peoples, and languages (Revelation 5:9-10). We find our motivation to be in God and not man. Jesus has commanded us, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:17-20). The greatest need of every person and of every culture is the clear proclamation of the Gospel!

It is our conviction that the Gospel is the “power of God for salvation” (Romans 1:16) and we have been entrusted to proclaim it passionately and rightly. Our dependence is upon the Holy Spirit for the power to preach, teach, live and endure all things for the sake of the elect. (1 Timothy 2:10). As Christians, we are called to lay down our lives so that the Gospel will be preached to all. As ones who are confident in God’s sovereignty and passionate for His glory we seek to reach the many that have never heard of the Savior and His work of reconciliation.  We understand that this work cannot be accomplished in our own strength but only through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. The means He uses in His people are cross-centered living, sacrificial and loving service, Bible-soaked preaching/teaching, fervent intercessory prayer, and Christ-likeness.

We hold that the primary work of missions is to plant local churches which in turn plant other local churches. Our goals, therefore, are to see new churches planted in unreached areas and to assist operating local churches through Biblical exposition which is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

As much as possible we will seek to instruct church leaders who can faithfully teach others (See: 2 Timothy 2:2 & Acts 19:8-10). Multiplication is key!  Believers will be trained in a Biblical Worldview that understands the implications Christ’s lordship for all of life. RAU hosts pastors at RAU for four days for instruction in the “Hall of Tyrannus” in the fundamentals of the faith.