Watoto is a tangible expression of God’s love for the Fatherless. It is home to thousands of Uganda’s orphaned children who have discovered that they are sons and daughters of God.
All the children who have travelled with the Watoto Children’s Choirs share a story of separation.
“I never saw my parents. Before I came to Watoto, I used to stay with my grand mother and my three sisters,” says 12- year-old Robert Musoke. He’s currently on Choir 71 and will be travelling to Canada in January.
When these children experienced the loss of those whom they loved, they found themselves lost in a world that didn’t know how to embrace them and fill that gap in their lives. They found themselves tangled in fear, worry and need.
Sometimes in our own journeys we’ve also felt lost, lonely and abandoned. Many of us have also felt the need for a Father’s love. Oh, What Love draws the parallels between the orphan story and our own spiritual journey.
Our stories, like the Watoto Children, take a new twist when Christ intervenes in our lives and reconnects us to the love of the Father. At Watoto the children are given a new life and the opportunity to claim a greater destiny. This is also our inheritance through Jesus: a new life and a greater destiny. We are no longer orphans.
In Oh, What Love the children declare, ‘We are heirs, children of God…,’ as they proudly glorify the love of the Father for each one of us.