(KNOXVILLE, TN) This dynamic Watoto Children’s Choir has performed for presidents and royalty in the White House, Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in the UK, the United Nations, and is featured on Chris Tomlin’s album, “Hello, Love.”
The choir of 17 orphans from Uganda will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Knoxville area on June 27 and June 30, 2019 with a new concert, “We Will Go!” Bookings are available for June 28-29 while in East Tennessee.
Experience the Choir! https://www.watoto.com/choir/
Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world to shine a light on the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Millions of African children are orphaned by AIDS, poverty, and war. The experience they gain with the traveling choir helps them to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview.
The energetic performance of the Watoto Children’s Choir includes testimonials from some of the children and how the ministry has enhanced their lives and their world view. Many of the participants have lost one or both parents and are on a journey from despair to hope and from fear to faith.
“I am excited to be a part of We Will Go,” said Esther Kahangi, who was 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.” The choirs are a part of the leadership training program of Watoto Child Care Ministries, which currently cares for more than 3,000 children who are living in family settings instead of an orphanage or institution.
“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 Watoto Children’s Choir will perform in the East Tennessee area. There is a gap in their scheduling that area venues may consider scheduling to bless the local communities as well as theirs:
27- June; New Covenant Baptist Church, 7 p.m. 10319 Starkey Lane Knoxville, 37932
30- June: Church of the Cove, 9 & 10:30 a.m., 642 Wears Valley Road Townsend, 37882
30- June: North Knoxville Baptist Church, 6 p.m., 217 West Oldham Avenue Knoxville, 37917
For a complete choir tour schedule, please visit https://www.watoto.com/app/choir/calendar
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 individuals and enhance their skills and knowledge in order to return to help rebuild their nation.
The holistic care program provides physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, formal educational and vocational training, counseling and emotional well-being as well as moral and spiritual discipleship.