Monday, January 14, 2008

watoto


We had the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda in church Sunday morning. It is only one of 31 choirs from Watoto that tour the world, raising awareness and support for the Watoto children's villages. These are presently home to 1700 orphans in Uganda. They are run by Gary and Marilyn Skinner out of the Kampala Pentecostal Church. In 2007 Watoto opened a baby home called the Bullrushes that helps rescue and care for infants up to two years old often found abandoned on the street or in the garbage.

If the choir that is currently touring Canada comes to your town, don't miss them. The memory of their energy, joy-filled faces and angelic voices will stay with you long after the performance's last drum beat.

In the YouTube below, they perform one of the songs they sang for us today.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Wonderful video. I love Africa: the costumes, the food (most of it), the music, and, most of all, the watoto!

Islandsparrow said...

I've seen them twice and loved them!

violet said...

Lisa, did it bring back memories from your African trip?

Islandsparrow - aren't they wonderful!"?

Lisa said...

Definitely! Memories of children in Africa stay the longest. Choirs like this one are sooooo important for our edification and education.

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