Choir 64’s USA Tour Comes to an End

Every good thing must come to an end. Choir 64, who has been touring around the Mid West, United States has successfully finished its tour. The choir travelled through Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado.

Through the music and children’s testimonies, many people experienced the message of a hope found in Jesus and lives have been changed. We were so blessed by the generosity of people who attended the concerts as they signed up to sponsor children, made donations to help support the Watoto ministry and purchased merchandise made by Watoto’s Living Hope women.

The tour has also been a tremendous opportunity for the children as they have had the opportunity to travel throughout the USA, spend time with host families and sponsors and learn about a culture that is different from their own.

Charles, one of the children said, “I enjoyed Minnesota the most because it’s so beautiful and has the biggest mall in the US. I have really enjoyed eating pizza because it tastes nice and is good for my body. I have observed that in the US people don’t litter and I hope for the same in Uganda.”

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Charles – Future President

 

Rebecca said, “My favorite place in the US is Texas because they had lots of Ice Cream cones, horses and the people there treated us very well. My favourite American food has been cheeseburgers, french fries, Mexican rice and sandwiches.
I have noticed that the roads in the US are very clean, and have lots of beautiful flowers. I would love to see the same in Uganda.”

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Rebecca – Future Doctor

Sanyu said, “My favourite place on tour was New Mexico because we went to visit the zoo and saw elephants, giraffes, lions. My favourite food in America has been the different types of rice.
The people in all the host homes have been very kind to us and I will do the same to my friends when I get back home.”

Sanyu – Future Pastor

Daniel, “My favourite place in the US has been Texas because I liked their food the most. My favourite food in the US has been Mexican rice and bacon. My favorite moment on tour was when we went to the Water Park of America.”

 

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Daniel

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Choir 64 having an outdoor concert

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Thank you USA for the love

Choir 64 Tour Life

Choir 64 has been travelling throughout the USA, singing in churches and schools. During our down time, we take time to have a little fun. Our team members value these moments as they get to explore and learn more about the location and culture they’re visiting. Here’s a peak into our life on tour!

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Shamim and Kareen enjoying their lunch

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Watoto US Director, Eugene, enjoying some down time with with Irene.

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Watoto Choir Directors, Graham and Sheila Tugume, came to visit! Here they are with our faithful bus driver, John.

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Whitney loves ice cream!

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This is how we celebrate birthdays on choir 64.

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Photo booth time!

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The choir on stage at Elevate Life Church.

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Auntie Marilyn Skinner came for a visit!

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Uncle Brian has World Cup Fever!

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Irene had the opportunity to meet her sponsor! It was a beautiful moment.

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Auntie Perry caught up with award winning singer Anthony Evans.

Choir 64 Mid tour break

Time flies when you are having fun! The first half of Choir 64’s tour has flown by and we have had a great time touring through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas. We recently had four days to rest, play and relax at Red Cliff Camp Ground before we started the second half of our tour.

The Children and the adults both had a very relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Red Cliff Camp was very beautiful, relaxing and had a lot of activities for all of us to do like swimming, basketball, football and volleyball. To top it all off the food was great too!

We even had time to do a photo shoot by the beautiful lake.

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Paska, Gorreti, and Whitney enjoying the evening sun

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Faith posing for the camera

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Kerren celebrating her 10th birthday

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Team leaders Phillip and Perry rewarding Irene for receiving the highest marks during mid tour exams. ‘I want to become a doctor in future, this makes me work hard.’

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Some of the Choir 64 team members taking a ride around the camp ground

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Kennedy wants to become a bus driver when he grows up

 

 

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Deborah is a future Doctor and enjoys reading story books in her free time

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Charles is 12 years old and wants to be the future president of Uganda

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Shamim is 7 years and wants to become a bank manager when she grows up