Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
What a treat to have the Watoto Children's Choir in church this morning.
These Ugandan orphans are bundles of energy, music and smiles. Can they sing and dance!
Their stories touch the heart. So much pain in their short lives. Most have lost parents to illness, often AIDs. Some were abandoned in hospitals when they were infants. Others were left in the care of aging grandparents, older siblings, or to fend for themselves. Each child's story is full of pathos.
|"I Am Not Forgotten" sung by Watoto|
It was lovely to see the affection these kids get from their chaperones (the taller four people in the choir). These are young people from the Watoto church who accompany the choir on their six-month tour to look after the children, some as young as eight.
I was moved by their enthusiasm, gratitude, joy, energy, and hope for Uganda's and Africa's future.
This group, along with five other choirs, are currently touring. Check their website to see if a Watoto Choir is coming to your area. If they are you won't want to miss them!
Check out the video for a sample of their sound and energy.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
On these wet wet days when our walking path looks like this...
...we've altered our route to go through town. We walk past a cute shop window that has the coolest decorated cakes. I first noticed it this fall and took some photos around Halloween and Remembrance Day.
|Halloween Ghoul Cake|
|Treasure Island Cake|
|Flanders Fields Cake|
Over the Christmas holiday the window was empty. But this morning when we passed by I saw the shop window was again getting filled with these incredible cakey creations. Are they real, edible cakes? I have no idea. But they sure are fun scenery on a rainy morning.
|And a HOCKEY CAKE, to celebrate the end of the lockout, do you think?|
The shop is Scoop-N-Save, Cake Decorating Supply Specialists. They have a web page and a presence on Facebook. (If you're into cake decorating and live in the area, they're probably a destination that will make you drool.)