Blessed Twice In One Day

It has been such a great day for us today as we were blessed twice in two different ways. It was evident that God smiled big on us without holding back and freely released his gladness on the choir.

Sun Rays striking the sea surface

Beauty of The Mountains touching the sea

For the past four weeks it has been raining a lot (and everyday). Since we arrived into Norway we have been followed or welcomed by rains and the chilly weather with little or no sunshine at all. This hindered us from having outdoor fun and yet we maximized our moments indoors whenever we got a chance to.

Uncle Allan Playing table soccer with the girls

Olive making the best of her fun time

Today the sun was out at full beam and lit upon the beauty of Norway’s topography. The beautiful mountains with their syncline into the sea created a beautiful sight, pleasing to the eyes.

We didn’t waste anytime but to jump off the bus upon stopping to take a few photographs with a scenic background.

A beautiful scenery that formed the back ground of the choir photo

Enjoying the morning sun

preparing for the shoot

All smiles

Sam and Enock smiling away

Some of the Aunts and Uncles took their turn in having the photo shoot fun time.

smile for the camera

more fun for adults

The other blessing was to be hosted by a church full of Ugandans for a watoto concert here in Trondheim Norway. We were treated to a real Ugandan meal comprising of beans, rice, chicken, cassava (a root tuber), sweet potatoes, to mention but a few. It was lovely as the Ugandans too were so happy to receive us.

Barbra taking in her first scoop of the Ugandan dish

Sylvia and immaculate with a baby before dinner

For a moment we felt like back home.

Eyes lit at the sight of good food

Saying their thank you after a good meal

It has been really a happy day for the children and adults alike. No wonder the children were excited even more than usual in the concert for the day.

Surely this tour is an amazing thing for the children that travel outside Uganda for the first time. It teaches them more about appreciation.

Thank you to all the host the children’s Choirs. May God bless you for all the care and love you show us.

Change A Child’s Story

The weekend was absolutely wonderful in Lakewood and Poulsbo, WA where Watoto’s Beautiful Africa: A New Generation production blessed many lives with an incredible message of hope.

Abby Primeaux-Settelmeyer on facebook says: “We had the privilege of watching the Watoto Children’s Choir perform in Poulsbo, WA on Sunday night. We proudly chose to sponsor a little boy in Watoto! Our daughter is beyond thrilled to pray for him everyday and to write him letters. Thank you for believing in these children and giving them the chance to live life through God’s eyes.”

The choir is now preparing for a whirlwind week in Mossyrock, Chehalis, Kent, Woodinville, Isaaquash, Covington and Port Orchard in Washington, USA.

You can follow the Watoto Children’s Choirs around the globe on our blog and other social networks on facebook and twitter. To sponsor a child, help us spread the word and reach the goal of 11,000 sponsors in 2011.