Watoto Children's Choir Travels From Africa With Story Of Hope

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Chattanooga area on Sunday, featuring a concert, Signs and Wonders.

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the hope they have because of God’s love. All performances are free and open to the public.

"Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents, but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa," officials said.

The choir will be performing at the following venues:
• Jasper, Tn.  - McKendree United Methodist Church (106 Highway 150) on Sunday at 11 a.m.
• Decherd, Tn. - Decherd Church of God (1300 W. Market St.) on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

"Abandoned at a hospital in Kampala, Esther Kahangi was rescued by Watoto as a premature baby and spent her first weeks in critical care. Now, she is a healthy, joyful 8-year-old who is currently touring with the choir," officials said.

“I am excited to be a part of Signs and Wonders,” said Esther. “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.”




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