Sunday, March 4th at 7pm
Family Life Center
From Uganda, East Africa, come experience the music, dance and inspiring message of Watoto!!
This free concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the joy that they have because of God’s love. The children will share stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.
Abandoned at a hospital in Kampala, Esther Kahangi was rescued by Watoto as a premature baby and spent her first weeks in critical care. Now, she is a healthy, joyful 8-year-old who is currently touring with the choir. “I am excited to be a part of Signs & Wonders,” said Esther. “I know that I am a wonder because I am chosen by God as His child.”
“What an extraordinary experience it is to see the Watoto Children’s Choir,” said Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. “It lights up the place to see these beautiful kids, and when you hear their stories and learn about where they have come from, you can’t help but think of all God has done.” Watch the trailer for Signs and Wonders.
Parking and Church Entry
The most convenient parking will be in the west and north lots. Only two west-side entrances to the church will be open: doors B and D. They will take you directly to the Family Life Center. See map for details.
Host Watoto children!
We need 9-10 families willing to open their homes and hearts to hosting a one Watoto adult chaperone and 1-3 Watoto children for Sunday night, Monday (their rest day), Monday night and return them to the church Tuesday morning by 8am. If you can not host them for the entire time, that's okay - we will make it work. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience their joy, hear there personal stories, and discover their dreams and aspirations! It has been a life-changing experience for some of our past host families! The adult chaperone is responsible for all the children’s care. Your role is simple: provide them a place to sleep, meals while they are with you, a restful day Monday and a sack lunch for Tuesday (their departure day). They are very flexible with sleeping arrangements and meals. Click here for more details or sign-up below. If you have questions, please fill out this form and we will get back with you.
Be a concert volunteer!
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at the concert to help make it successful. Please help us make the concert successful for the children by signing up below. If you have questions, please fill out this form and we will get back with you.
About the Watoto Children’s Choir
Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured the world annually as advocates for the 18 million African children currently orphaned by AIDS. The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview. The choirs have performed before presidents and royalty in the White House, Buckingham Palace, the United Nations and many other national parliaments. The choir has also performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in the UK and is featured on Chris Tomlin’s album, “Hello, Love.” For more information about the choir, click here. For more information about West Heights long partnership with Watoto, please click here.