December 2009 has been an exciting month for the Watoto Children’s Choir here in the US! We started the month off December 1st with a special World AIDS Day Concert of HOPE at Firewheel Church in Garland, Texas.
We were blessed to have artists and speakers from near and far join us for this special day to raise awareness and encourage action regarding the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS is having on our world today. Some of the guests included Kari Jobe, Mia Fieldes from Hillsong in Sydney Australia, e3 Partner’s Pastor David Piganio from Tanzania and more. Around 500 people joined their HEARTS, MINDS & VOICES with people around the world to fight HIV/AIDS.
Here are a few photos from the memorable night:
Just weeks later, the Choir was invited to perform with Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels on the FOX & Friends Christmas Special recording which took place at Fox Studios in New York City. The show will air on Fox News primetime Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day. Check your local listing for air times.
Chilly New York weather couldn’t dampen the children’s excitement about all of the new sights and sounds they were experiencing. With just a few minutes left before the bus picked us up to head back to JFK airport, we took some fun pics in front of the huge Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center and watched a bit of ice-skating. Seeing people slide across ice was quite a sight to behold for these sweet kids from Uganda, a country near the equator that never sees snow or ice.
The Christmas holidays are now upon us and the Choir will be spending some much-needed time of rest with friends in Missouri. They will be returning to Texas in early January with a concert at Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX. Be sure to check the Choir schedule to see when they will be performing in your area.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!