I had the privilege of attending a concert at the Church of Hope in Sarasota a few days ago. The performance was put on by the Watoto Children’s Choir. The show was called “Oh, What Love”, A New Sound!
I didn’t know too much about Watoto before the show. I did some research before going and was quite impressed. The show was absolutely awesome with beautiful music sung by the children of Uganda, wonderful sets and a perfect atmosphere at the Church of Hope.
Some information about Watoto from their Facebook page:
Watoto is a holistic child care ministry birthed out of a local church in Kampala, Uganda. It was initiated as a response to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda.
Watoto provides physical, educational, spiritual and emotional care for vulnerable children. Currently, Watoto is caring for approximately 1,800 orphans in Uganda.
Watoto is involved in bringing healing to the community by providing holistic care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Watoto is restoring hope and dignity to vulnerable women and war-affected children by providing quality education, marketable vocational skills, trauma rehabilitation, life skills training and discipleship.
Sponsor a Life Today! You can make a difference in the life of a child or mother through the gift of sponsorship. visit www.watoto.com/sponsorship
Merchandise such as Watoto Children’s Choir Music, Tshirts, DVDs, etc. are available in the Watoto Store at www.watoto.com/store
photos by Shelby Hartshorn / The Sarasota Post