THE Destiny Africa Children’s Choir will perform a special concert at Christ Church next week.
On Wednesday at 7pm, the choir will come with their performance ‘Voices filled with hope – faces bright with joy – lives touched by love’.
During the past three years, the choir has travelled from their home in Uganda to bring their joyous sound to Britain and the USA.
They were privileged to perform before the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown during their UK tour in 2008. Now, they are excited to be returning, performing throughout the country until the middle of December.
The children in the choir are between eight and 16 years old, and have been rescued from horrific situations where they were facing abuse, neglect and starvation.
They have been rescued and now live at Kampala Children’s Centre — a community of homes, a school, a farm, youth centre, workshop and other resources among which these children live, learn and thrive. Their lives have been transformed and now these children sing a new song, one of hope, restoration, freedom and joy.
During their performances, the children will share their dreams and stories of hope though a lively mix of contemporary and traditional African songs, drumming and dances.
Kampala Children’s Centre was the vision of Pastor Arnold Muwonge, who now serves as its director. It opened in 2005, and is now home to 106 children. The goal is to eventually be able to house, educate and care for at least 1000 orphans from within Uganda.
The hope is that when these children reach age 18, they will go back into the communities to work, or go on to University.
Arnold Muwonge explains: “Our heart is to give the best to the least, some of these children have come from such horrific situations, yet they have been given hope at Kampala Children Centre.
“We are excited to return to the UK to bring a message of hope and encouragement to all the people we meet and to say thank you to our increasing number of supporters.”
All proceeds from each tour will go to supporting the work of Kampala Children’s Centre: to rescue and save more precious children’s lives and give them the gift of a bright future.
Admission on the evening is free. Donations will be taken on the evening. For more information about this event please call Steve Frazer 01262 404100.
To learn more about the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir, their home in Uganda, other concerts scheduled in their UK Tour, or how you can help them through one of their support programs, go to www.kampalachildren.com.