This past Friday, February the 10th, Northside Baptist Church was blessed by the Watoto children’s choir. They are a wonderfully talented and delightful group of children led by very caring and equally talented adult mentors. We were truly blessed by their testimonies and their songs of praise. I was taking pictures from my seat and some of them turned out good. However, still images cannot do them justice. One must see them live to really appreciate them. More importantly the work being done at Watoto for these kids and many more like them is worth our support.
About Watoto: Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Africa. 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 Watoto model provides for physical care, medical intervention (including HIV/AIDS treatment), education (formal and vocational), counseling and emotional well-being, moral and spiritual discipleship. (Watoto pamphlet)
About the Watoto Children’s’ Choir: Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured internationally as ambassadors for Watoto. The vision and mission are presented through music and dance, which is an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm. These “Concerts of Hope” are lively demonstrations of the life-changing love of God experienced by the children of Watoto. The experience benefits the children academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually and is designed to train and equip them as future leaders. (Watoto pamphlet)
There are opportunities for us to support the work that Watoto is doing. Please visit their web-site at http://www.watoto.com/home