The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S tour in the Wichita area March 23-24, featuring a brand new concert, “Oh, What Love.”

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the hope that they have because of God’s love. All performances are free and open to the public. 

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the lost of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.

The choir will be performing at the following venues:

Mulvane, KS – First Baptist Church (1020 North Second Avenue) on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. 

Wichita, KS – West Heights United Methodist Church (745 North Westlink Avenue) on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Based on the Bible verse 1 John 3:1 “See what kind of love the father has given us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are.” Oh, What Love provides unique worship experience that celebrates the urban African landscape and brings out the individual talents and charisma of the children. 

“After losing my parents I felt along, with no one to love me. Now I know that God is my father. He loves and cares for me. As I travel on the choir, I am going to show people that God loves them too,” says six-year-old Jackie Nakku.

“What an extraordinary experience it is to see the Watoto Children’s Choir,” said Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. “It lights up the place to see these beautiful kids, and when you hear their stories and learn about where they have come from, you can’t help but think of all God has done.”

Watch the trailer for Oh, What Love here: http://vimeo.com/106574540

For a complete choir tour schedule, please visit: www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir.

For more information or to schedule an interview with the choir, please contact Aubrey Hudson at Watoto Child Care Ministry at 813-948-4343 or email aubrey.hudson@watoto.com.

About the Watoto Children’s Choir

Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured the world annually as advocates for the 18 million African children currently orphaned by AIDS. The choirs have performed before presidents and royalty in the White House, Buckingham Palace, the United Nations and many other national parliaments. The choir has also performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in the UK and is featured on Chris Tomlin’s album, “Hello, Love.”

About Watoto Child Care Ministry

In 1994, Watoto Church founded Watoto Child Care Ministry, Inc., an international holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation.

The model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education – formal and vocational, counseling and emotional well-being as well as moral and spiritual discipleship. 

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