On our travels, choir 78 has gotten to meet some special people.
Uncle Matthew, aunt Adele and their six children are one such family. Their association with Watoto goes back several years when they first saw the choir. They felt God calling them to sponsor children. Since that first encounter, they have sponsored up to 12 children at once. Some of their sponsored children have now graduated so they’re currently sponsoring 6. And whenever the choir comes to their community, they open their house to us.
A big thank you to Matthew, Adele, Drew, Sage, Lily, Raymond and Karen for your continued support to Watoto.
Auntie Adele shows off the 6 children her family is currently sponsoring
All 12 children that they’ve ever sponsored
Matthew, Adele and their children pose for a family photo
It’s summertime in Canada and choir 78 is getting to enjoy that.
Recently some amazing people that saw the choir offered to take us on their own boats for a ride on a nearby part of the ocean. “In the past when the choir has come, we’ve taken the children on snow mobiles. But this year, since you came in the summer we figure boats will do.” Said Uncle Bruce who organized the day.
Along with Wade, Mark and Heather we got safely strapped into life vests and we headed out into the water.
Here are some of the highlights.
Uncle Mark helps Andrew out of the boat
Precious, Aunt Eunice and Stephanie enjoying themselves
Girls enjoying the sun
Uncle Solomon and the boys wave from the other boat
Recently choir 78 went to Five Corners Pentecostal Church in Salmon Arm, BC. While there we met a few people who have been friends with Watoto for some time.
There was Margaret who showed up at our tables dressed in traditional Ugandan attire. She was part of the group that worked on the pews at the Downtown Campus of Watoto Church in Kampala.
Margaret poses with aunt Fiona
Then we met Uncle Sid, who served as bus driver for Watoto Canada for 10 years. He was also involved in putting up the chicken barn and the corn silos on our sustainability farms. It was a special moment for our Auntie Eunice who was a child on uncle Sid’s first tour with Watoto. He’s been sponsoring children and on that day he picked up two more! Then we bumped into Jack and Sylvia who remembered hosting Auntie Eunice on choir 13.
To top it all off, the church handed each of us Gideon’s Bible.
Uncle Sid shows off the two boys he added to his family
Auntie Eunice with her Choir 13 hosts Jack and Sylvia
Auntie Eunice poses with Uncle Sid
Aunties Jessica and Freda pose with their bibles