The Watoto Children's Choir made a stop in North Myrtle Beach, Sunday night, sharing a message of love and hope to the Grand Strand. "For them this is a message that comes from a place of restoration, they come from a place of brokenness to a place of testimony, they can talk about where they have come from and talk about where they are now, which is a much better place than where they were and where they could have been, explained Edwin Naijuka, Team Leader, for the Watoto Children's Choir.
The children love to sing, and dance, and they love to worship God.
"They're absolutely phenomenal!" said Edmond Daniel, Associate Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach. "They're truly an entity that you can't express in words, you have to see them because the love the energy the passion that they have is so complete and so truthful."
"The message that they bring is one of love, and one of hope something that we just need to share. we all need, we all need this, and we look at the world today, there's not enough of that and we just need to share more of that and the kids have it," said Pastor Michael Ritter, who got to hear the children sing Sunday evening.
"Our mission is to rescue, raise and rebuild, so what that is like is to rescue a child, raise them up to become leaders, so that they can rebuild our country of Uganda and even largely our continent of Africa," Naijuka explained.
The children performing in the choir, are as young as seven, and the oldest is 13, but each of their life's journey is different. Naijuka says, all the children that Watoto care for are orphans, either orphans completely, or abandoned at birth, or along the way as they are growing up.
For the children, singing around the world is a lifetime opportunity, that helps them grow, and heal.
"It enables them to gain confidence, some of them have never spoken before or in front of a large number of people, but yet they go out on stage and they speak, some of them have never led songs, but when they step on the stage and they go before the rest of their friends to lead a song that just build confidence, in them and so you can't break, you just can't no matter what you do," said Naijuka.
- Murrell's Inlet, S.C. - Christ Church (310 Prince Creek Parkway) on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m.