Critically Acclaimed Group of Orphaned Ugandan Vocalists Traveling To Charlotte

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The choir of 18 orphans from Uganda will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Charlotte, N.C. area from December 29 through January 11, 2019 featuring a brand new concert, We Will Go!

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 traveling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview. The children have even performed before royalty and world leaders at venues including Buckingham Palace and the White House.

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.

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 We Will Go,” 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.”

Other than coming to Africa yourself, what better way to learn about all the good things happening in Uganda than through this stirring, musical experience.

Proceeds made from this tour will help Watoto provide vulnerable children and women with homes, education, medical care, and most of all the love of a family.

The upcoming schedule of the Watoto Children’s Choir in the Charlotte, N.C. area includes the following performances:

NORTH CAROLINA:

29- DEC
Freedom International Ministries at 5:00 PM
Salome Church Road Charlotte, N.C. 28269

30- DEC
Freedom International Ministries at 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Salome Church Road Charlotte, N.C. 28269

3- JAN
Erwin Church of God at 7:00 PM
109 W C Street Erwin, N.C. 28339

8- JAN
Freedom Baptist Church at 7:00 PM
987 N US Highway 1 Rockingham, N.C. 28379

11- JAN
Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church at 7:00 PM
25020 Nazareth Church Wagram, N.C. 28396

SOUTH CAROLINA:
2- JAN
Northside Baptist Church at 6:00 PM

1140 Curtis Street Rock Hill, S.C. 29730

4- JAN
Browns Chapel Baptist Church at 7:00 PM
350 Green Street Pacolet Mills, S.C. 29373

For a complete choir tour schedule, please visit https://www.watoto.com/app/choir/calendar.

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