Mission 4 Water celebrates 100 wells

The Mission 4 Water team, Directors Sue and Sunday and the drillers Chris, Richard, John, Laban and Peter have celebrated the 100th Mission 4 Water well! They could not imagine when they started the project in 2011 that so many people would benefit from the gift of clean and safe water and they Praise God for His wonderful provision. This 100th well was constructed in a rural village at the base of the Rwensori Mountains, near Fort Portal, in western Uganda. The Town Council had begged for help because the current water source was causing the pupils at the nearby Primary School to fall sick yet they had no budget to provide a new source of water.

Daily danger

Gathering water from makeshift bridge

This precarious makeshift bridge was in daily use by children.

Horrified the team watched this child balancing precariously on a makeshift platform made from Eucalyptus planks, as he collects water for home. No doubt it would become very slippery when wet. These young children were certainly in danger of slipping into the dirty water and drowning.

The community gathers

As usual, when a borehole is finished, the community members are gathered together to receive training and instructions on how to use it correctly. They also receive training in matters of basic sanitation, like using a clean jerry can to fetch clean water, and the importance of careful hand washing to avoid germs and sickness.

community gather at new borehole

Everyone gathers as the new borehole is handed over to the community.

As always, there was such joy and rejoicing when the new borehole was handed over to the community members and the school. The Town Clerk requested more such wells in their town please!

The new well means clean water

This respected elderly lady finally sees her community supplied with fresh water.

This highly respected elderly lady, who had suffered all her life without access to clean water, rejoiced and praised God for the gift of this new water source close to her home.

Local children become friends of the team

Sue and local children

New friends made during the dig.

Sunday and Paul

Sunday and Paul

Meet Charles and younger brother Paul. These local children were at the site every day and became friends of the Mission 4 Water team. Sunday asked Paul why he wasn’t at school, and he replied that he had “finished with school”.
The truth was their Mum had gone off with a new man, and left them and their Dad who could no longer afford school fees, so the boys just hung around all day. Paul completely blew everyone away with his articulate speech of gratitude for giving his village clean water! God bless these kids, and thousands like them in Uganda.

Visit to the National Park

The Mission 4 Water team celebrated the 100th well by visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Most of the Drillers had never had the opportunity to experience God’s wonderful creation which was almost on their doorstep.

Celebrating 100 wells

Visiting the Queen Elizabeth National Park to celebrate 100 wells dug by Mission4Water.

They took a sunset boat ride along the Kazinga Channel and a dawn safari drive. They saw Elephants, Buffalo, Hippos, Ugandan Cobs, Water Buck, Wart Hogs, a Monitor Lizard and Mongoose. Unfortunately they failed to see Lions and Leopards on this trip and they said they would have to come again one day! No celebration would be complete without a cake of course!

Thanks to the Donors

This 100th well was sponsored by a number of donors in China who had read about the good work of Mission 4 Water in a Chinese Christian Magazine.

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Our support vehicle ‘written-off’ in major road collision


Challenging road travel conditions

Travelling in Uganda is a very different experience. The Mission 4 Water team have travelled thousands of miles throughout Uganda in the past few years, typically off the beaten track, deep into the villages. The tracks are often very rugged, uneven and slippery with mud in the rainy season. Even the “main roads” are often poorly constructed and punctuated with potholes, some quite deep.

Anyone who has ever visited Uganda will agree that driving here is certainly a challenge. There are animals which frequently wonder across the road; boda-bodas (taxi motor cycles) weaving in and out of the traffic, sometimes on the wrong side of the road. Then there are the “taxis”, the minibuses which, fully-ladened with anything from mattresses to bunches of bananas, are always on the look-out for another fare paying passenger as they progress along the road, pulling in and out and stopping abruptly without any warning.

It was one such taxi, racing with another to the next trading centre, that suddenly pulled out across the road recently, straight into the path of Sunday in the Mission 4 Water 2001 Landcruiser, travelling in the opposite direction.  The head-on collision caused a wheel to come off, meaning that our car was uncontrollable. It left the road and crashed into a building. We thank God that Sunday walked away from the accident completely unharmed, if shaken. It certainly was a miracle!

Options for a new vehicle

We were not surprised when the insurance company informed us that our vehicle was a write-off. We are grateful that we had comprehensive insurance with a reputable insurance company (not all insurance companies can be described as such here). However, once the excess has been deducted it leaves us with a very small budget to invest in a replacement. In the meantime we are having to hire a car in order to keep the show on the road.

Whilst our car was in very good condition, unfortunately that can’t be said of many cars in Uganda. There is no such thing as a service history; no MOT and no guarantees when buying a used car. Hence buying a second hand vehicle here is very risky. The best way to eliminate some of those risks is to buy a newly imported vehicle from the Bond, usually coming in from Japan. These cars are advertised for sale at a rate before taxes. Car sales taxes are numerous and high, including import tax, VAT, a further tax if a vehicle is older than 10 years (which is most), and an emissions tax. All these together can easily double the price of a car.


How you can help us get a replacement support vehicle

Before we invest in a replacement vehicle we are trying to raise some more funds and so we respectfully ask our supporters and followers please to consider if they can make a donation to assist us at this difficult time. Any donation, no matter how small will help.

Online Donation

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Set up a standing order

Alternatively you can click or tap this link to download a standing order and gift aid form , or simply send a cheque made payable to Mission4Water, posted to our treasurer Mr Alan Field, 9 Sherwood Avenue, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8JS.

Set up a bank transfer

For information about bank transfers to Uganda from places other than the UK please email mission4water@gmail.com.

We thank you in advance. Sue and Sunday

Mission 4 Water Director Sunday marries Caroline

M4W - The WeddingSue and Simon Morgan have been fortunate during their time in Uganda to be ‘minded’ by Sunday, who is like a son to them. 2016 began with the exciting announcement that he was to marry Caroline, the maid/nanny who for the last two years has been caring for Sunday’s two sons Great and Kenan. The church was booked for Saturday 6th February, and the boys’ school field was chosen as the venue for the reception. Friends and family were mobilised to form the planning committees, as is the tradition. People in Uganda love to party but nobody can afford to host such an event on their own, so they all make contributions to help cover the expenses, from food, tent and chair hire, decorations, transport, clothes, even hairdressers and rings. Great (aged 7) contributed 10,000 (£2) from his piggy bank to buy bottle openers for the sodas, and Kenan (aged 5) also gave 10,000 to buy soap for hand washing. The fondant icing was hand made since ready-made was not available in the shops – a very sticky job! Other cakes were wrapped and given as gifts since Ugandans seldom get cake. Sue made the tiered wedding cake, assisted by Great and Kenan. Since Sunday is closely associated with ‘Muzungus’ (Whites), many of his friends and family rather assumed however that Sue and Simon were in a position to pay for the function themselves and so many held back from making the usual contributions. M4W - The Reception.pngBut of course, being missionary charity workers, that was certainly not the case. With just a week to go, many deposits had been paid but the remaining cash was not enough to pay the balances or pay the caterers for the food. It’s hard not to get stressed at times like this, but they prayed and as usual God was in control and it all came together; it was a wonderful day and Sunday extends his special appreciation to his UK friends who gave generously and helped to make the reception such a special celebration, and also to all those who sent greetings by email, on Facebook and who posted greetings cards. Sunday’s family members thanked the Morgans for supporting Sunday and his sons over the years, and in his speech, Sunday’s Grandad said that Sunday should no longer refer to himself as an orphan since he was now blessed with a special family. May God truly bless your marriage dear Sunday and Caroline.

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May God bless you and all those you know and love.

Happy Christmas 2015

Mission 4 Water Team


Volunteers bring hope to two war-torn communities.

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Amy’s story

Amy had visited war-torn northern Uganda 5 years previously, and she now felt challenged to return to the place where she says she ‘left her heart’. In particular she wanted to do something positive for one of the many refugee communities displaced by war who are living in thatched mud huts and face a daily struggle to fetch water for their families. This water which is often shared with animals is unsafe and brings sickness and disease to those who are forced to use it for drinking, cooking and washing.

After praying about how she could help she searched the internet and found us here at the Mission 4 Water website. We are a Christian project, bringing clean water to thousands throughout Uganda that welcomes volunteer groups. Soon she was communicating directly with us to arrange a two week Mission Trip to Lira for herself and six others from her church in the United States in Washington, DC.

A major challenge

Directors Sue and Sunday, who is also the main engineer, visited Barr Sub County, Lira District to find the community that was most in need of clean water, only to be shown two communities  needing help. This was an impossible choice, how could they possibly chose just one and leave the other to suffer? So the request went out to the volunteer team to raise enough funds not for one but two wells, drilling both at the same time, with two teams!

Back in the US the volunteers took up the challenge and began fund raising – organising a 6km run, the average distance people in Uganda walk to access water. That event, together with many generous donations from church members, friends and family raised a staggering $13,000, enough money in fact for four wells. This was a fantastic result and we praise God for this wonderful provision of funds.

Digging new water wells in Lira

On 16th August they arrived at Entebbe Airport and traveled 7 hours north, finally arriving in Lira. For the next ten days they worked each morning alongside the Mission 4 Water Ugandan drillers at the two villages. The team were a source of fascination for the local children who had never met visitors from the USA before. The volunteers worked on manual augering, bailing, preparing filtration, laying bricks, plastering, and finally inserting the pump.  Emotions were high when, on the last day, they finally handed over the two completed shallow wells to the overjoyed communities, knowing what a huge difference this water was going to make in their lives.

Volunteers, husband and wife Isaac and Lacie, together with Julianna hand augering

Volunteers, husband and wife Isaac and Lacie, together with Julianna hand augering

They also distributed 100kg of rice, 100kg of maize flour, 100kg of beans, 40 ltr of cooking oil, 2 huge bags of charcoal, 80 sets of children’s clothes and 80 pairs of kids shoes to the many community members who had gathered to express their appreciation for the greatest gift – clean and safe water.

Painting the maternity ward

The volunteers painting the maternity ward.

Whilst in Lira the group also renovated a maternity ward at Barr Hospital and left paint to decorate other wards too. They also visited various other projects in the area to gain an insight into the daily lives of Ugandan people. One of the most moving was undoubtedly a home visit where they met orphaned teenagers who now have the huge responsibility of running their home and looking after their younger brothers and sisters since the death of their parents.

Coming back for more

The whole trip concluded with a short camping safari at Murchison Falls National Park with a memorable dusk cruise on the River Nile to fully appreciate the wonders of God’s amazing creation that is – beautiful Uganda, the pearl of Africa. When asked if they would consider doing another Mission 4 Water trip in the future, without hesitation they replied that they were already planning another trip next year!

So from all of us here at Mission 4 Water we say Thank you National Community Church, Washington, DC we’ll see you again soon.

Would you like to learn more about volunteering or helping our work?

Please tap or click here for our volunteering page to find out more about volunteering to join a drilling team, bringing a group to Uganda to drill a well, or about raising funds to provide clean and safe water. We look forward to speaking with you.