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Watoto Children’s Choir performs in Barrie next month

Performance takes place at Mapleview Community Church February 15
2020-01-20 Watoto Childrens Choir
Watoto Children's Choir. Image Provided

In January 2020, Watoto, an NGO in Uganda, East Africa, brings you the Watoto Children’s Choir performing their newest album, We Will Go. The six-month tour presents the story of abandoned African children and vulnerable women, who’ve been empowered to rise above their circumstances, and answer the call to be part of the new Africa – ready to make a difference in the world.

Cynthia, a nine-year-old who will be travelling on the choir, has a bright future ahead of her. She loves to read the Bible with her mother, and although at times Cynthia’s a bit shy, she looks forward to praising Jesus and telling people all about him when she goes on tour with the Watoto Children’s Choir in 2020.

But life for Cynthia wasn’t always easy. Her mother is a single mom who struggled to take care of Cynthia and the family. So, Watoto is coming alongside Cynthia and her mother through our Watoto Neighbourhood program to provide Cynthia with a quality education, and a chance to just be a kid.

The Watoto Children’s Choir will be in Collingwood and Barrie on:

Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple St., Collingwood

Saturday, February 15, 5 p.m.
Mapleview Community Church
300 Mapleview Dr. W., Barrie

Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s most vulnerable children and women. On almost every day of the year, the choir is performing somewhere in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people get to meet some of Africa’s future leaders. People see their smiles and are embraced by their hugs. The children have the distinct privilege of telling people, “It’s possible to have joy, to laugh and to have hope, no matter what you’re going through.”

Like Africa, the production is vibrant and colourful, taking you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children and women share their personal stories of triumph in story and song.

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

The We Will Go album can be downloaded on iTunes. All proceeds made from the album go to Watoto in Uganda to provide vulnerable children and women with homes, education, medical care, and most of all the love of a family.