LOVE is a verb; an action word. This was evident to Choir 70 recently when we met Gracie (9 years) and Lilly (7years).
Two years ago, one of the Watoto Children’s Choirs visited their church and their hearts were moved into action. They decided they wanted to raise money to help Watoto rescue vulnerable children and raise them to be leaders. They started raising funds by selling lemonade, cookies and muffins at a yard sale. Seeing the success of that venture, Gracie and Lilly decided to sell bracelets they had made at their local church and donated all of the proceeds to Watoto.
Hear Gracie and Lilly tell their story:
Gracie and Lilly taught us a great lesson; that no matter how young or old you are, we can all play a part in changing lives!
We were honoured to be invited by Grammy-award winning Gospel artist, Chris Tomlin, to join him onstage at his Love Ran Red tour/concert this March ‘Lord, I Need You,’ which is one of the Tomlin songs that we sing, is a key part of the message of hope that we carry on tour. The celebration of the Gospel of Christ touched thousands of lives that night, and we were thrilled to be a part of that.
Of course, we love Chris Tomlin’s music, so it goes without saying that the children were overwhelmed with excitement when they were invited back on stage while Chris sang ‘God’s Great Dance Floor’ – a favourite at Watoto Church. The kids were asked to teach the crowd some of their dance moves, and they loved every minute of it.
Thank you Chris Tomlin for your friendship and love. God bless you.
Choir 68 has been traveling the East Coast of the USA for the last few months. This year the Eastern side of the US has had a lot of snow, so much that we even had to cancel a concert because there was too much snow to travel!
While for some the amount of snow may be hassle, we loved it! This is the first time the Watoto children and some of the adults have ever seen snow, so we made sure to stop and enjoy a little bit. The children were surprised by how slippery, soft and COLD the snow was, it was unlike anything they had ever experienced.
We decided to have a snowball fight, the uncles against everyone else. It took the children a few minutes to get the hang of it, but some of them turned out to be quite good at making and throwing snowballs. After the chaos had finished, we put our efforts together to build a snowman. Everyone got involved, either by carrying snow, helping the snowman take shape or donating clothing and accessories to make him look cool. We were pretty happy with the final product! What do you think?
Our first ever snowball fight!
The girls get Uncle Edwin with snowballs!
It was then time to build a snowman
Our finished project!