Our Last Week in Florida

It's all about love

We  had a great week in Florida. People  love to open their homes to new faces, so we made great friends.

The weather is unusually cold, but everybody found their way to join us in the Concerts of HOPE.

We love you Florida! THANKS for opening your hearts to the Watoto Children’s Choir!

Alabama welcomed us warmly as well. Even though it’s cold, we are all warmed up — no worries at all. We are proud of you Alabama! May the great Lord blow you away with His blessings all day and all night.

Our hearts are overflowing with joy because of your generosity. THANK YOU.

Enjoying a day outside

Day out on a cold sunny afternoon in Alabama

One of the best moments of the day

After over 12 years, it finally snows in Alabama

Twaha was fortunate to meet his dear sponsors

We are one month and two weeks into our six month tour. The choir is enjoying every bit of it. At the same time, we are working as one to meet our daily goals. The children are growing in every aspect, but above all they are getting closer to their God.

The children are carried away in worship to God during a concert

The children laid hands on the bus driver and prayed for him after he received an injury.

We love you Enterprise Alabama

Uncle Stephen gets rid of the ball to escape Enock's attack

Aunt Sandra failed to get up after accepting that little Julius had no choice but to score in the goal she was trying to keep

Joke of the Week

Uncle Stephen: “Good job Darius, you saved the goal!”
Darius: “How can you say good job when i am hit by the ball?”

Victoria happens to be the youngest on the team at 7 years of age.She wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Thank you Alabama -- we love you all!


  1. My life was blessed last Sunday at the Brownsville A.G. churh in Pensacola Florida. I felt the Spirit of the Lord, Joy and Love in your WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR. Happy Valentines to you all. Please say hi to my new friend Sandra (Care Taker). God Bless. Francisco

  2. I just want to send greetings to Enock and let him know that we are thinking of him. Jim Astrid and I hope he is enjoying his visit in the US. It is nice to see him in the pictures posted by Unclde Stephen. Regards, M. Stewart

  3. Thank you for being a huge part of the happy ending to Enoch’s story. During the concert he tells everyone about Uncle Jim’s visit to Uganda and how your kindness has changed his life. I hope you get to meet him during this tour.

    For the Children,

    Stephen Banyikiza

    • Well Steve, Enock will be able to see his uncle Jim and Astrid again. We are planning on traveling to Knoxville, TN on April 2nd to see him in his concert at First Baptist Church. Let him know that we are all looking forward seeing him. God bless, Marci

  4. We are so excited about this Sunday night and looking forward greatly to having Choir #41 in Harrogate TN at Pump SPrings Baptist Church! We hope that you have a safe and blessed trip.

    God bless you all as you sing His praises!

    Ben Dishner
    Pump Springs Baptist Church

  5. WOW! What joy! What love! We have been blessed and our hearts have been stirred! Pump Springs is already looking forward to the next tour and hopefully a group mission trip to Uganda! Thank you Watoto and thank you Jesus for your life changing power! Please send our love to all of the kids from Pastor Scott and Uncle Ben! God bless you as you continually let your light shine for Him!

    In Christ,
    Ben Dishner

    PS – Please tell Victoria, Jennifer, Teopista and Stella “Hey y’all” from the Dishners!

  6. Stephen,

    Just found your touring website!!! Keep it coming, I love the stories and pictures!!! I am so sad I could not be in Arkansas, but greatful Brent was there. Please tell Victoria and Auntie thanks for the pictures Brent sent me (via phone camera) and enjoy the goodies from Walmart!!! I am praying to see the choir sometime this summer!! God bless and my prayers go with you!!!

    Dina Morris

  7. Jim and I had a wonderful time during our visit to Knoxville. We went to meet our sponsor child Enock, he was so big. All children were so kind and friendly. They made us feel welcome. Stephen thanks for all your kindless, we pray that God bless you. Have a safe trip. Thanks for the memories. Your friend Jim and Marci

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