Choir of African orphans makes stops in Vernon and West Kelowna
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May 23, 2016 - 10:00 PM
OKANAGAN - The Watoto Children’s Choir is excited to announce their return to Canada with the production entitled Oh What Love! The choir will be performing in venues across Canada from January to July 2016.
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 Vernon on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Alexis Park Church (3906 35A St) at 10:00 a.m. and again in West Kelowna at Emmanuel Assembly (2600 Hebert Rd) at 7:00 p.m.
The full tour schedule can be viewed online at 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.
“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," Gary Skinner, Watoto Founder says.
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.
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.
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