Why Host Daraja?

Daraja (dah-rah’-jah) n: Swahili for “bridge”

It takes both sides to build a bridge.

Many times, the idea of global ministry invokes thoughts of groups of Americans “crossing the bridge” to another country in order to minister spiritually, emotionally, and physically to those in need. The reality is that we Americans have the same needs. The ministry of Daraja “crosses the bridge” to us, ministering to us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The intersection of God’s people creates an opportunity for all of us to experience Him in a new way, to praise Him like never before, and to engage in His work around the world.

Keep scrolling to see how Daraja is radically impacting lives and the local church. You’re going to want to be a part of this!


“The highlight of our weekend was the concert Sunday night. Dressed in traditional costumes, the whole choir radiated the Holy Spirit through their smiles, songs, and uninhibited worship. At one point the children came out into the audience and knelt to pray aloud for various people throughout the congregation. The presence of the Lord was palpable and powerful that evening. I think we got a glimpse of what heaven will be like as people from every tribe, tongue, and nation will worship our Lord together.”
– Lisa Milan


“I’m still recovering from the Daraja Choir worship experience, the Holy Spirit used those kids to shatter my soul that night, in the best possible way!!! I really didn’t know what to expect, I thought it was going to be a concert type setting, but that was the farthest thing from a concert, that was a straight up worship service!! It was amazing, my wife and I were blown away, my kids were left with such an intrigue, their eyes were opened to globalization of the gospel, and Jesus was lifted up powerfully that evening.”
– Kirk Rupprecht


“Daraja spent the weekend with us in late April. We were rallying our congregation to the work being done in Uganda and to how faithful the people there were! Daraja was our bridge to that and they did not disappoint. Clinton, Shelby, their team, and those wonderful children have been the highlight to many folk’s year! We hoped to bless them and they most certainly blessed us! At the end of their service, we had the single most powerful alter call I’ve ever witnessed.”
– Kevin Horton