The Oh What Love Tour Finale

 

“Oh ooh oh, we lift you up!” When you hear the sound of children singing those lines in a building or on a bus, then you can be sure the Watoto Children Children’s Choir is in your neighborhood.

These are brilliant boys and girls; each unique and specially designed by God with a special story to share with the world. Some are future teachers, lawyers, doctors, presidents, pilots – name them. Each child, on a journey of discovering who they’re in Christ, their values and who they will become in the future.

Today, we introduce to you Choirs 81 and 82, two teams each with 18 children and 10 adults to assist them. Choir 81 will be travelling to Asia in October while choir 82 will be travelling to the USA in September.

While at home, the children train five days a week in areas like singing and dancing, proper speech, character development, table manners as we get ready for a 6 months tour of sharing about the love of the Father.

The children are very excited to be part of this great journey and they look forward to every day of training.

“I am so happy that I have joined the Watoto Children’s Choir. I want to become a teacher when I grow up because my teachers are very nice,” says Emmanuella Lakisa, 7 years old.

Phoebe Namugambe on the other hand wants to be a pilot. “I want to be a pilot and fly people in the air.” When asked what her favorite song on the album is, she shyly says, “Healing”.

For two years now, we have been doing the “Oh What Love” Album with songs like Healing, Not Alone, Be exalted and Heirs.

We are glad to inform you that these two teams are the last to tour the “Oh What Love” Production. A new production is in the works and will be ready in January.

Join the children on the last hurrah of a wonderful production as we await something even more exciting. Book the choir at www.watoto.com/the-choir/book-the-choir

 

 

 

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Choir 81 team which will be traveling to Asia in October

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Choir 82 team which will be traveling to the USA in September

Choir 78’s last day in Canada

Choir 78 was treated to a fun filled final day in Canada.

After 6 eventful months, everyone on the team was ready for some well deserved fun; which we got lots of at Playland Grounds in Vancouver British Columbia. The day featured many rides that were thrilling for both the adults and the children.

It was a day well spent and the perfect way to sign off a great tour. Below are some of the highlights. Our special thanks to Watoto Canada and everyone that made our tour a success.

Next stop Uganda.

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The children on swings in the sky

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Roger and Julius get ready for take off on the swings

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Priscilla having a blast

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Eric and Junior Woo!!

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The boys discussing how the roller coaster works

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Even uncle Duncan had some fun in the bumper cars

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We went on the number one attraction known as the beast

CHOIR 76: END OF TOUR

These words are written by Brooklyn, who has been working hard on tour for the last six months. He’s done an incredible job, been a fantastic Uncle to two choir children, and we’ve seen his passion for sharing Oh What Love. What an amazing team for Choir 76!

Let me tell you about Choir 76, on tour from Jan 20 – July 16. We had eighteen little angels (our children), ten ‘legends’ (the adults), four awesome bus drivers, two country offices in London and the Hague, eight countries and two-hundred and seventeen concerts!

I could sum up the tour statistically, if this was a performance alone, but it’s so much more than the numbers.

It’s all about love- Oh What Love the Father has given. It’s been about reaching out to the fatherless, those separated from God, those hurting and in need of healing, those looking for the true path of life, those desperate searching for answers, for the young, old, rich, poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable among others. This has been an amazing journey as we told our story: the story of faith, hope and love. We have sown the seeds, and we have also grown in spirit, confidence, character and humility.

All this was possible because of the families who opened up their homes for us, the coordinators who ran around fixing every detail, the individuals who came to see Oh What Love and, most importantly, because of God almighty, who makes everything possible.

We have a few days rest, then we’re back home to see friends and family again. There’ll be  a new Choir (and a new production!) with you in the new year, but for now, thank you for everything.

Special thanks to all the churches and schools that have invited us to their respective communities. May God bless you

Some of our highlights:

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Hillsong Church at the Dominion Theatre and Guildford Live, recognising and cerebrating the birthday of Sharon one of the young girls on choir. A big thank you to our long time friends at Hillsong.

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The choir performing at Mac’s Farm in Essex. This was the only full concert in the open air, and we welcomed summer in style. It was a colourful day!

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Roy (our team leader) getting the team ready to go! Some days aren’t easy but by God’s grace we push through. And now look how far we’ve come.

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In every place we go to, there are always those people that stand out, who make it hard for you to forget them. Carolyn Hamilton of Thriving Life Church in Northern Ireland is one of them, famously known as  Mama Muzungu (White Mama to all our children).

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Who can forget the beginning? This is the day our journey kicked off- the place where everything started.

May God bless you.

Keep in touch with our last few days on Facebook.To find out how you can engage further with the work we support back home, why not get in touch with our UK Country Office (+44 20 3225 1048, or europe@watoto.com).