The remainder of Choir 61’s QLD adventure!

Choir 61 thoroughly enjoyed the rest of their time in Queensland in May with many adventures and a lot of fun. More awareness has been raised and many new sponsors have joined the Watoto community!

In mid-May we had the opportunity to perform and share our stories with many people at the Watoto Gala Dinner & Concert. We enjoyed the food and company as we mingled with guests throughout the evening. We were so excited to have been a part of this night which saw over $23,000 raised to support Watoto’s self-sustainability initiatives.

Uncle Mark & Uncle Ronnie auctioning off a beautiful painting which was donated

Uncle Mark & Uncle Ronnie auctioning off a beautiful painting which was donated

The Watoto drummers showing off their skills during Beautiful Africa

The Watoto drummers showing off their skills during Beautiful Africa

At the Watoto Gala Dinner & Concert, Uncle Mark & Uncle Ronnie auctioned off a ‘date with the Watoto Children’s Choir.’ Multiple people bid to have the experience of the Choir visit their workplace and, in the end, it was won by Stonehouse Wealth Management.  This visit was a fantastic time of interaction and connection with new friends. A young girl named Sky gave a speech about the Watoto Children’s Choir and what they do which was fantastic.

Meeting the Stonehouse team

Meeting the Stonehouse team

Sky giving a speech about the Watoto Children's Choir

Sky giving a speech about the Watoto Children’s Choir

Employees of the company were challenged to participate in a cultural dance with the children which was great fun. The choir then had lunch with the employees which was enjoyed by all.

The cultural dance challenge!

The cultural dance challenge!

Sing & dance like the Watoto Children's Choir

Sing & dance like the Watoto Children’s Choir

Dance off

Dance off

Choir 61 also had the opportunity to relax at a beach on the Sunshine Coast. The children had a chance to go for a walk along a beach and get a feel of the water. This was all of the children’s very first time at the beach and they were amazed that people actually swim in the massive waves!

beach2 beach beach

We were also SO excited to be given the chance to be part of the Friday evening service at Hillsong Brisbane. It was a spirit filled, energetic, exciting time as the choir sang and danced and shared their stories. We started the service with worship where the choir was able to attend and be part of the service. We were then invited to the stage to perform for the remainder of the service. It was an amazing experience as so many people got involved – trying to sing and dance like the children. Tears rolled down the eyes of both the young and the old as the children shared their stories. It was a time to reflect on how much God has done for the children and the hope they have in Jesus as they sang “Not Alone.”

hillsong2

hillsong

Thank you so much for having us Queensland! We are now travelling around New South Wales for the month of June. To find out where we will be performing, please visit http://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir. Bring your friends and family and enjoy!

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