The Watoto Children’s Choir is traveling across America sharing their stories. The choir performed at NewLife Church in Pleasant Hill this morning.
The children come from Watoto Child Care Ministry. These Christian villages care for orphaned children and single parent families in need.
This is just one of many choir groups touring in other countries. Every year these choir groups tour for six months, but most children participate just once. The choirs have been around for nearly 20 years.
Watoto leader Phillip Mugerwa says they do these tours to share God`s love and the plight of the orphan child in Africa. “So that people will come on board with us, partner with us, and help out in any other way,” said Mugerwa.
Almost all the organization’s funding comes from donations and its Sponsor-A-Life program. Leaders say 90 percent of that funding goes back to the children for food, shelter, and education.
For the choir’s full schedule go to: https://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir