Watoto Children’s Choir 55 is back from Asia. The choir, which left in February 2012, returned home amid jubilation and ululation. This was Watoto’s second full Asian tour.
The choir performed in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan.
According to Brian Katongole, the choir’s team leader, “The highlight of the tour was sharing the gospel in Indonesia. I love to see lives transformed by the love “of Jesus,” he said.
“We also had the opportunity to minister to people in the Tsunami-hit area in Japan,” he added.
The children were very happy to be home and for Harriet 14, Isaac 9 and Eric 11, the highlight of the tour was getting to visit state of the art parks like Ocean park in Hong Kong and Disney land where they learnt to swim, tasted all kinds of Asian dishes and played to their hearts’ content.
The choir also registered a high response to sponsorship and feels it has been an honour for them to serve in Asia.
Welcome back choir 55.
It all started with a great open air performance for the Taiwanese locals. They call it it the street market here. This area is surrounded by three major Universities in Taiwan and an excellent high school. The street Market area has a mall and it attracts thousands of people here in Taichung, Taiwan.
Watoto had an opportunity of ministering to the locals with vibrant songs of Hope, telling their testimony of transformation a people who are not familiar with the name Jesus, as most may be Buddhist and others atheists or animists. But it was the opportunity for watoto to share Christ through the testimonies about his Love in song and dance.
Watoto making an Intro to their concert of Hope
The boys give the people an African jump
It has been a great line up of events here in Taiwan and keep your eyes on this page for more to come about the watoto Tv station recording.
God bless you all our watoto family, partners, sponsors and well wishers.
It has been a great opportunity for watoto to come to Taiwan again and the start is great so far.
in Just last week alone we have been able to perform at an annual festival for Taiwanese churches called the Happy walk event. This event happens once in a year and it is well attended by Christians from all over Taiwan.
Singing before thousands on a cloudy afternoon
Watoto doing what it does best
It is such a lovely thing for Watoto choirs to keep penetrating deeper into the the continent of Asia.
As if that was not enough we were blessed with an invitation by the Mayor of Taichung city and some other government officials to the city hall for a performance. this left many blessed by the ministry of the children.
Watoto Singing out there hearts with the local Chinese choir
Gift giving by the mayor in the black suit
Kodak moment with the mayor of Taichung City – Taiwan
All in all it is a good start and i believe for it to only get better. At the end of concerts people in the Audiences have rushed to the tables to buy products and sponsor children. Indeed thank you to the Taiwanese people for the willingness you are showing to help more children in Africa.
And thank you to the sponsor families of watoto for your dedication and commitment to partnering with watoto so as to fulfill the big vision of rescuing more children.
Isaac enjoying his meal