So the last we heard from the choir, they had changed location. The choir has been in Australia for four months and are now in Asia for three more months before they head home. They flew into Singapore on the 8th of September and they were welcomed by the Watoto Asia team. It was a different experience on the plane as the children got to taste some of the Asian food.
Auntie Nimlet with some of the children having their last meal in Australia.
The choir just before they boarded Singapore Airlines
On arrival at the airport, they noticed a change in the weather conditions which caused them to take off their sweat shirts. There was excitement and joy as the choir exited the airport in Singapore.
Some of the adults on arrival at The airport in Singapore.
Now while in Singapore, the choir got a chance go around the beautiful city of Singapore. With the beautiful lights and skyscrapers, the choir was amazed by the scenery of the city. As we went along, the children were heard asking if this was real.
One of the six star hotels.
Choir 61 one adults and children enjoying Singapore
Uncle Bryan with his boys.
Now on every choir, we adults who are known as aunties and uncles to the children as you may probably already know. Here are the wonderful ladies / aunties of choir 61.
The choir kicked off with the Beautiful Africa , New Generation concerts. The response was amazing as very many people were blessed. One of the people from the concert commented about the Madarine song that the choir sang during the concert and she so moved and in awe of the fact that they learnt a song in a different language.
One of the first performances that the choir had in Singapore. “He knows my name”
The choir as well got a chance to attend Service at New Creation Church in Singapore. This is a church that was started by one of the renown preachers, Pastor Joseph Prince. This was a thrilling opportunity for the choir to as well receive from The Lord as they were to be part of the service. The children and some adults attended the children’s church and the other adults went to the main church.
Auntie Alex and Auntie Joanne, the Asian tour coordinator just before the service started.
The uncles of choir 61 with the creative arts Pastor of Watoto church Graham Tugume at New Creations Church.
Everyone has a chance to celebrate this one day that they were brought into this world. Right?? Now the choir was privileged to be hosted by uncle Stuart and his family from the Assemblies of God. We had the children and some of the adults celebrate their birthdays. Happiness and joy filled the room as cake and drinks were shared.
The aunties in their party hats.
The aunties and uncle Mark having a good time.
Auntie Alex with some of the watoto children.
Now on every choir, each adult has two or three children that are under their care. Here, we have auntie Alex with one of her daughters, Zoe.
Auntie Nimlet with one of her daughters Prossie.
They as well got a chance to go swimming which the children enjoyed so much.
The choir would love to send their appreciation to Uncle Stuart and the family of Assemblies of God for making this an amazing experience.
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park in Singapore located within Resorts World Sentosa. It has rides and from water rides to roller coasters and different other places for one to see. The choir got a chance of going to the studios. This was a one in a life time opportunity that they couldn’t miss out on.
The scenery of the theme park just amazed everyone as we walked in.
So our fast stop was Madagascar. We met Alex(the lion) and the crew. We had a chance to go for a boat ride through the land of Madagascar and as well we met King Julian and the penguins of Madagascar. The children couldn’t stop singing King Julian’s one hit song, “I like to move it move it”.
The Watoto children’s choir in Madagascar
Auntie Alex and auntie Joanne
Now did you know that Auntie Nimlet was once a Watoto child?? She is one of the children who have grown up in Watoto and are now giving back to the ministry. She is one of the aunties on the choir.
King Falquard’s palace was the next stop. For those who have watch Shrek, you must know who that is. Amazing palace.
Then we got to the home of the Transformers. We meet some of them and took pictures with them. We got ride in one of the machines and that was a thrilling experience especially for the boys.
Now who remembers Sesame Street??? The choir got a chance to meet some of the characters from the street.
Big bird with some of the adults and our sponsors for the day, Uncle Albert and Auntie Grace.
Auntie Alex with some of the children in front of Elmo’s school bus.
Auntie Joanne with Madrine, one of the children.
The choir had an amazing time at universal studios and we express our heartfelt gratitude to a group of Aunties and Uncles from Church of Singapore for their generosity in sponsoring the admission tickets of universal Studios Singapore.
The choir was hosted by New Life Community church at Singapore Island Country Club. This was after an amazing performance by the choir the previous weekend at their church. This was a time to catch up and get to know each other very well. A time of fellowship and “swallowship.”
The children queuing up for food.
Auntie Alex with some of the children, having a good time at the dinner.
While at the dinner, the choir got to celebrate some of the children and adult birthday parties. They cut a a cake made out of jelly and fruit. How amazing is that. Each one got to hold a candles.
Auntie Alex and Auntie Peace.
Special appreciation goes to New Life community church for having the choir for dinner. Thank you so much for loving us and making us feel so special. God bless you.
The choir will be heading to Malaysia on Tuesday 1st October , 2013 for six days and they will be back to Singapore for one day then fly to Hong Kong. The choir would love to say thank you so much to Singapore for the warm welcome and for making the choir feel at home.