Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world, shining a light on the plight of Africa’s orphaned children.
(PRWEB) April 14, 2018
The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Missouri and Kansas area from April 17, 2018 through May 1, 2018, featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders
Along with energetic singing and dancing, the children will share inspiring stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. The show is an expression of joy from children who have been rescued after losing one or both parents to live in one of three Watoto villages. Their stories are journeys from despair to hope and from fear to faith.
Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world, shining a light on the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each year, the choirs advocate for millions of African children currently orphaned by AIDS, poverty, and war. The children have performed before royalty and world leaders at venues including Buckingham Palace and the White House.
The choirs are part of the leadership training program of Watoto Child Care Ministries, which currently cares for more than 3,000 children living in family settings rather than an institution.
“I am excited to be a part of Signs & Wonders,” said Esther Kahangi, who was abandoned at a hospital and rescued by Watoto as a premature baby and spent her first weeks in critical care. “I know that I am a wonder because I am chosen by God as His child.”
“What an extraordinary experience it is to see the Watoto Children’s Choir,” said Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. “It lights up the place to see these beautiful kids, and when you hear their stories and learn about where they have come from, you can’t help but think of all God has done.”
The upcoming schedule of the Watoto Children’s Choir in the Missouri and Kansas area includes the following performances:
First Assembly of God at 6:30pm
1608 N. Oak St. Rolla, MO 65401 - Contact: 573-364-1266
Campbell United Methodist Church at 6:00pm
1747 E. Republic Rd. Springfield, MO 65804 - Contact: 417-881-2018
High Street Baptist Church at 9:00am & 11:15am
900 N. Eastgate Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 - Contact: 417-862-5502
Hermitage First Baptist Church at 6:00pm
18650 Spring St., Hermitage, MO 65668 - Contact: 417-745-6611
El Dorado Springs Church of God Holiness at 7:00pm
1607S Park St. El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 - Contact: 417-876-2200
South Haven Baptist Church at 6:30pm
2353 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield MO 65807 - Contact: 417-881-7636
Trinity Presbyterian Church at 7:00pm
1600 W. Rollins Rd. Columbia, MO 65203 - Contact: 573-445-4469
Victorious Life Church at 6:30pm
3400 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109 - Contact: 816-561-3619
Hamilton St. Baptist Church at 6:30pm
802 W. Hamilton St. Kirksville, MO 63501 - Contact: 660-665-4633
Community Christian Church of Council Grove at 6:30pm
18 McCardell St., Council Grove, KS 66846 - Contact: 620-767-8180
First Baptist Church at 6:00pm
315 West Central El Dorado, KS 67042 - Contact: 316-321-3266
Victory Bible Church at 6:00pm
1942 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66044 - Contact: 785-841-3237
Aldersgate UMC AT 9:00am & 10:30am
15315 W.151st St. Olathe, KS 66062 - Contact: 913-764-7560
For a complete choir tour schedule, please visit https://www.watoto.com/app/choir/calendar
About the Watoto Children’s Choir:
Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured the world annually as advocates for the 18 million African children currently orphaned by AIDS. The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview. The choirs have performed before presidents and royalty in the White House, Buckingham Palace, the United Nations and many other national parliaments. The choir has also performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in the UK and is featured on Chris Tomlin’s album, “Hello, Love.”
About Watoto Child Care Ministry:
In 1994, Watoto Church founded Watoto Child Care Ministry, an international holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation.
The model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education - formal and vocational, counseling and emotional well-being as well as moral and spiritual discipleship.