8 September 2011
On arrival the team were greeted by the pastors, church members and villagers and were shown where they could set up camp for the night, followed by a meal and tour of the local village. The village consists of mostly wooden houses and shops, built on either bare earth or piles of stones, many situated amongst unsanitary open drains.
Two members, John from Scripture Union and Dennis from RainCatchers, had gone ahead of the group by motorcycle to meet with the people and visit schools and a clinic, making plans for the future and providing water filters. These filters will make vast improvements to the health of the community by turning the lake water that carries diseases such as typhoid, cholera and bugs such as bilharzia into clean drinking water. The treadle sewing machines will encourage the prostitutes who live near the church to earn a living safely and ensure they can survive without the need to sell themselves.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
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