What an amazing three months Choir 72 have had in Australia! The time has been filled with fun, joy and new experiences for the children and adults alike. We have visited fantastic Churches, met amazing people and even did a special performance at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne!
Choir 72 performing at the Royal Children’s Hospital
Gloria, Hakim and Uncle Phillip chatting with ABC
Trying on some new hats after the performance
We have just enjoyed our mid tour break in Sydney where we had time to rest and refresh ourselves ready for the second half of tour. We are all so excited to see what God is going to do in the next few months. We have already seen many miracles and been blessed beyond measure. He is using the songs in ‘Oh, What Love’ and the children’s stories to touch and change people’s lives, and for that we are thankful.
The boys having fun on mid tour break
It may be winter but we love having a swim!
Smiles all round during mid tour break
We are now back on the road and ready for the second half of our adventure! Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us and come to one of our concerts. The children love singing and dancing and it thrills them to have a new audience to perform for each night. You are playing a big part in bringing them joy and we pray that people continue to be blessed by Watoto. Thank you Australia!!
What a great time Choir 72 is having in Australia! It’s now 6 weeks since we arrived and we have had a blast touring around QLD and seeing people’s lives touched and changed through the stories and music in our new production Oh, What Love. We have been hosted by wonderful churches and made lots of new friends. We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up for sponsorship at one of our concerts. We know the impact is has back home and we appreciate you!
We love experiencing new things and visiting new places, especially Australia’s beautiful beaches. Some of the children got the opportunity to go horse riding with their host family. This was the first time in their life they had ever done anything like that and it was a beautiful experience! In Dayboro we escaped the hot weather by jumping into a swimming pool. It was some of the children’s first time swimming and you could see the joy in their faces.
CHOIR 72 HAVING FUN AT THE BEACH
RIDING A HORSE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
COOLING OFF WITH A SWIM!
Last week our friends at Family Dental in Brisbane generously gave all the children a check-up. This is a gift they give Watoto every year and we are so thankful to them for looking after us!
WAITING FOR OUR CHECK UP
Thank you very much to everyone who has blessed us during our stay in QLD. We love you! This week we will be heading south and are looking forward to meeting all our friends in NSW!
The What: Watoto Worship Camp
The Why: Many of our Watoto children have taken the initiative to teach themselves how to play musical instruments, and organise themselves into bands, choirs and dance groups. They have become skilled even without any professional guidance. The reason for the Watoto Worship Camp is to provide them with professional guidance in various creative streams including Song Writing, Production, and Music (leading and playing instruments). We know they have great potential and are grateful to those who have come to help shape that.
The Team: Watoto is honoured that this team of outstanding professionals have willingly given of their time and finances to come to Uganda and help. Hannah Hobbs, Markus Huber, Sean Curran, Joshua Silverberg, Zach Brose, Tim Gugudan, Josh Bronleewe, Andrew Young, Rebekah Bichsel, Brad Bichsel, Tara Hall Brose and Katie Bronleewe, we thank you.
Find out more about this particular camp at http://bradandrebekahmusic.com/wwc/.
Watch out for future camps.
God bless you and we love you.