2014-01-10 14:14:53 - Children's choir consisting or orphans from Uganda to perform for free in Rancho Cucamonga at Community Baptist Church.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Kampala Uganda will perform “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation,” on Wednesday January 22nd at 7.00pm at Community Baptist Church 9090 19th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701.
The performance is free to all attendees although there will be a free will love offering that goes to help the ongoing ministry in Uganda.
As there is limited seating, admission will be on a strict first come, first served basis.
Consisting of 22 orphans ages 7 to 14 whose parents have died from AIDS, other diseases, or war, the Choir’s performance features original African music, dance routines and story-telling. The group has performed since 1994 in more than 10 countries and for U.S. presidents, British royalty and other influential
“We are blessed to have the Choir at CBC. They had a cancellation in their schedule and we were fortunate to accommodate them. This performance offers the local community a rare chance to see a group of orphans who perform all over the world and have been a source of inspiration for many,” states Vickie Maynard, Associate Pastor of Outreach & Missions at Community Baptist Church.
The choir is from the Watoto Church in Kampala, Uganda. The church was started by Canadian missionaries in the ’80s and expanded to Watoto Child Care Ministries in 1994 when the church’s founders saw how many children were left without care as their parents were killed off by HIV and AIDS.
Today, the ministry takes care of more than 3,000 children who live in Watoto villages in homes built by volunteers. They hope to expand their reach to 10,000 children by 2023. They are able to help more children through individual sponsorships.
“Today there are many other things besides HIV and AIDS we have to worry about,” said Robert Sendegeya, who is a leader of the choir. “We have civil wars, Watoto is one of the organizations helping orphaned children in Sudan. All the choirs when we travel we raise awareness so people can know the situation back home in Africa. We hope to be able to rescue many more children that are orphaned.”
The program’s mission is to help children become leaders in their nation. The choir’s 4 month tour of the US will help kids see the outside world and give them hope for their future and raise funds for orphan care in their country.
Maynard concludes “Through this performance we’re hoping people will see and feel the difference they can make in the lives of children and they come along side us with support and sponsorships.”
For more information on the performance please call Community Baptist Church 909.945.5001
For more information on the Choir please go to www.Watoto.com