CHOIR OF AFRICAN ORPHANS IN NEW ALBUM TOUR TO RESCUE OTHERS
Watoto is thrilled to introduce a brand new production entitled Oh What Love that will be performed in venues across Canada from January to July 2015. Through this dynamic worship experience, the Watoto Children’s Choir, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be a loving father to all mankind.
Oh What Love will be presented in Grand Forks on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive) at 7:00 p.m. The full tour schedule can be viewed online at HYPERLINK “http://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir”http://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir.
“After losing my parents I felt alone, 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.
Gary Skinner, Watoto founder says, “God’s heart for the marginalized is not just to see individuals rescued, but rather to see them thrive as their lives are transformed.The stories of the children are real and represent thousands who are experiencing this transformation.”
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,” prepare for a unique worship experience that celebrates the urban African landscape and brings out the unique personalities of the children.
The production is indicative of emerging, modern Africa—a continent coming out of ruin and exploring its true identity. Africa is coming of age and so are her people. Her children and young adults are the key to the future.
“Through their unique personalities, the children now communicate and share the sense of belonging they found in God their father,” says James Skinner, creative director of Watoto Children’s Choir. “Like Africa, the children are representative of many others who are beginning to understand their identity in Christ and what He has called them to be. They know that they belong to a family of believers.”
Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled all over the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable. Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village.
“What an extraordinary experience it is to host the Watoto Children’s Choir. I mean, it lights up the place to see these beautiful kids, and when you hear their story, you think of all God has done—where they have come from, to the transformation that has happened in their lives. I would strongly recommend that you welcome the choir. They’re only going to bless you and the people will love it,” says Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church.