In June we were delighted to host WATSAN’s Field Director Canon Eric Baingana, and our Kinkiizi Link Person Moses Kabarebe on their visit to the UK, where we reinforced the links between the UK Support Group and WATSAN’s operational team.
The welcome was warm – but unfortunately the weather was not! Torrential rain on the motorway greeted the travellers on 7th June, followed by the wettest week of the summer. Eric and Moses were cheerful companions however, hosted by seven different trustees and WATSAN supporters, and participating in a dozen or so meetings and church services focusing on WATSAN, as well as sightseeing in London, Oxford, Hampshire and the Cotswolds.
There was a lively meeting and supper with UK trustees, and a happy reunion with members of the St. Peter’s Bishops Waltham 2017 tour party (pictured). Eric and Moses made visits to Christchurch Deanery, and to Crawley and Slough Baptist churches, the latter planning a project tour in 2020.
The fifth Walk for Water weekend from 21st–23rd June in the Quantock Hills provided a grand (and thankfully sunny!) finale to their visit.