CHOIR 88: HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK SIX

It can only get better.

By God’s grace we are still sharing the love of Jesus with those around us in the Land of Hong Kong. Everyday and week just keeps getting better and better. All the days are unique and special, and so worthy of treasuring.

Well here I bring you the moments and stories of week six which I call the week of “fun packed adventure,” I hope you enjoy to read and share with your friends.

Sponsorship gathering

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Watoto choir 88 , Asia team and some sponsors and partners.

Sunday 3rd December 2017 was such an amzing day full of joy, games, laughters, stories of hope, testimonies and connections with our dear beloved Watoto sponsors and partners.

I wish my eyes could talk because they could just give the details of everything that I can’t find words to express the kind of moment it was. One by one, sponsors and their families and friends came in and at 2pm we started the connection part of it. Had games and dancing competitions with them which left the whole house in laughters of joy. Charity (one of the children) and Olivia (Watoto adult) shared their stories of their life before Watoto and in Watoto now. It was so touching and so emotional yet so life-giving to hear from these Signs & wonders. The Watoto Asia team shared about Watoto’s past and the future vision that God is working through us. They shared about Watoto Neighbourhood that is reaching out to the vulnerable women in the community and taking care of them. After this, the day was crowned with lots of activities as seen in the pictures below.

Visiting Macau

On Thursday 30th November 2017, a couple of our team members embarked on a journey to Macau, also known as Asia’s Las Vegas, that’s not why we went there though.
we had a day to share the love of Jesus with the people of Macau, so we set off to sea to see a foreign land where we were divided into three teams. One team went to Pui Chung Middle School and the other team went to Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou school while the other team stayed in Hong Kong sharing the love of Jesus.

At the schools, the Watoto children were able to meet up with the students, interact with them and even play lots of games with them.
One of the groups actually had a class in KUNG FU and boy oh boy, were the children excited.
The choir got to teach the students a couple of songs and one of the teachers said her highlight was the thank you song “Webale” because she had never seen the students so engaged some thing.
The other group taught “Signs & Wonders” and the crowd was ecstatic.
One of the students from Macau said he was humbled that the children looked so happy despite their past and that he will try not to take anything he has for granted.

We later had a little competitive game of badminton between one of the trainers and the kids in one group. (I think you all know who won 🙂 ). We then shared a meal with the students and had them show us around their beautiful school.
Suddenly what seemed like uncharted waters was the complete opposite. As the children got comfortable and felt like staying in Macau and the students didn’t want to go back to class because they felt like they didn’t want to let their baby sisters and brothers go as one of the students said.

Later the children were able to visit the Roman Amphitheater in fisherman Wharf, they took lots of photos and had lots of fun, but we know all good things must come to an end and so it was.
We set sail back to HongKong after such an inspirational day of cultural interaction and beautiful story exchange and new friends. It’s safe to say we had a jackpot type day in Macau.

Well the team that stayed in Hong Kong also had a great time at S.K.H. Holy Trinity Church Secondary School. They shared life together with students through different activities as shared in pictures below.

Children’s evaluation and debate

Friday 1st December 2017, all children received gifts and great affirmation from their Uncles and Aunties. It was so great to see the children get so happy and jolly.

On Saturday day 2nd December 2017, the children and adults had a debate together. Wow the motion moved the house as honourables taught each other values every speaker should respect. The motion was “Education is fun.” Surely the whole experience shows that we are raising leaders to rescue the nation tomorrow.

Servanthood heart

On Sunday 3rd December 2017 different groups went to different churches to attend service with their host homes. Thanks be to God who has called us to serve and touch those around us with the love of Jesus. More than just attending service, the choir in its different groups was able to help by serving in church.

We are thankful to God who makes all things happen for His glory. Thank you to everyone who supports Watoto because as everyone reaches one, the nations shall feel and hear the love of Jesus.

Enjoy the rest of the moments 

 

CHOIR 88: HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK FIVE

Every journey has a beginning and the end. We are neither at the start or an end but somewhere along the journey.

What makes a journey interesting is what catches your eyes and heart. As we walked week five, our hearts and eyes found wonders worth holding as treasure and these are so many, but we will highlight a few of them.

On Wednesday and Friday last week, we were at the University of Hong Kong. These days were so full of great experiences.

We also had soul uplifting sessions from some Africans in Hong Kong who are successful in life. They shared their stories that saw them be who they are now. We also learnt some networking skills; that is, how to easily relate with a client. It was wrapped up with a great lunch together.

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A picture with some of the Africans who shared with us their stories. Children carrying gifts they received from them

The day wasn’t yet done, we had a tour through this legendary university worth 100 years old yet it looks so world class.  Everything caught our attention because it was very excellent. The tour guides were some students from the education faculty and this day was sealed with friendly football game with them and the famous hot pot dinner in Hong Kong.

At the University of Hong Kong, we presented the Sign & Wonders production at an event which was called the Africa Watoto day. Indeed it was Africa Day as there were presentations from various cultures in Africa.

Celebrating team leader’s (Uncle Ivan) and Charity’s  birthday and feasting on KFC chicken  

This was another highlight of the week. Celebrating is such a wonderful thing but growing older is praiseworthy. Uncle Ivan and Charity were thrilled with the surprise the team organized for them and not forgetting the chicken overflow from KFC that we had for dinner.

Moments of the week in pictures  

CHOIR 88: HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK THREE IN HONGKONG

From the beginning to now it has been God’s grace upon us in abundance that has caused us to find victory, favour, joy, and freedom on this journey. I call this step week three and I can boldly say it can only get better because God’s glory is new every morning. Here I unleash the glorious highlights of week three.

Sparkling smile after  visiting the dentist

Jesus told His disciples that go tell my people that the kingdom of God is near and on their journey, He told them they needed not to carry anything, for they would find everything they needed there. If you still don’t believe that God sustains you, then hear this from me. Freely the choir (all members) was treated by a dentist and also blessed with toothpaste to care for the new looking teeth.

Hahahah, our smile was changed forever because no one was shy to smile with sparkling teeth.

Sharing life together with students
Tuesday 14th  until Thursday 16th, we had the company of students.

On Tuesday, we were at United Christian College (Kowloon East) and we prepared lunch together with some students as the children and adults interacted with the students. We had the lunch together, and the day was crowned with moments of African praise by the choir with the school and also games with the school.

Then Wednesday to Thursday, we were at Munsang College. It’s such a massive school with both primary and secondary sections. Besides the number of concerts we had with them, we also had an opportunity to have a session to specifically pray for the school in every school concert and this is was unique.

On Friday, we were at HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College, a very unique experience too. You can find highlights here.

Some of the experiences in pictures

Tabitha and Maddox meet their sponsors. 

I’ll always say that this is a miracle. These are parents from a far that have chosen to be involved in these children’s lives. Being involved means giving every basic need to the child through sponsorship of a given amount every month and on top of that writing to the child letters. It’s amazing to hear these sponsors’ stories.

Maddox and Tabitha were so glad to meet their parents, brothers and sisters that love and support them dearly.  Maddox met Mr. and Mrs. Sing  and their two children who sponsor Maddox. You should see the joy they carry, it’s so gorgeous.

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9-year-old Jay and 6-year-old Shan surprised everyone when they chose to sponsor 14 year old Maddox.

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Maddox with his sponsors who are his brother and sister.

God is still writing so many stories and it’s just the beginning. We thank God for taking us on this amazing journey everyday.

Enjoy the pictures