Watoto Church, is an English speaking church located in Kampala City, Uganda. Watoto means "the children" in Swahili. The Church was founded in 1984 by Pastor Gary Skinner and his wife, Marylin Skinner who are the current pastoral team leaders.
250 children from Watoto Children Church aged between 6 - 13 years from 5 branches of the Watoto Church visited and, were accompanied by 30 facilitators . This is the biggest number of visitors Wells of Hope has ever hosted .
During this historic visit, the Watoto children together with the Wells of Hope children engaged in activities which included; slashing the compound, cleaning classrooms and planting trees around the school, and the older children and patrons were involved in unblocking trenches around the school. The children were very excited to engage in out door activities to help Wells of Hope children.
After the activities the Watoto facilitators engaged the children in a wonderful praise and worship session where the children sang and danced for God. Uncle Ben shared a memory verse with the children, Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Uncle Ben and Uncle Albert encouraged the children to always trust God in whatever situation and position they may be in with the story of Joseph and how through his trust in God he was uplifted after many years in prison,
The children and staff later shared a scrumptious meal prepared by Watoto Church.
To crown the event, the children from Watoto church prayed for the Wells of Hope Children; they asked the children of Wells of Hope to get in the middle of the circle and with there hands stretched out they prayed blessings upon them and then shared a group photo.