Joyful Joy August 6, 2018

This summer, you, our wonderful supporters have stepped up to provide clean water for children and families in need. The summer’s not over, but already you’re making a tangible difference!

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Yvonne Meets her Sponsor Family! July 31, 2018

Don’t miss this special report from Tour Leader Emma, on the road with the Ugandan Kids Choir:

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have the opportunity to meet your sponsor child? Take a moment to envision how meaningful it would be if your sponsored child had the chance to meet you, face to face. During the choir’s recent stay at Grace Christian Fellowship in Winchester, New Hampshire, this is exactly what happened for Pastor Matthew Worrall and his wife, Kathy.

You can probably imagine the initial emotions felt by both Pastor Matthew and Yvonne when the two of them finally wrapped their arms around each other for the first time. There were tears, there were smiles, and there was an obvious sense of awe. Little Yvonne was now more than an adorable face proudly displayed on Matthew and Kathy’s refrigerator….they could now physically hug her, talk with her and watch her face light up as Matthew explained how he continuously prays for her walk with Jesus.

Watch this precious video of the moment they first met!

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Health, Time and Money, All in One! July 22, 2018

Have you ever seen your whole life change, right in front of your eyes? That’s what happened to Namunyak the day we built a water tank!

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Meet the tour staff July 6, 2018

As our 2018 Ugandan Kids Choir gets under way, take a minute to meet the choir staff who will be traveling with the kids over the next eight months:

Emma

Our fearless leader of this tour is Emma Roorda. She was born in Michigan but spent much of her childhood in Canada. Emma actually has dual citizenship, which means she is especially skilled at doing the Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature conversion! (more…)

Solomon’s Key to Success? Water! June 29, 2018

Stephen and Solomon are two brothers living in Olenkasurai, Kenya. In many ways, their life is idyllic. They live with their loving parents and spend their days in school and helping their dad graze the sheep.

But alongside that idyllic pastoral scene, they live with the horrors of poverty. And the biggest horror of all is the water they drink.

An idyllic farm in Africa with a blue sky and hills in the background. Traditional fence made with wooden sticks and a small house made out of mud

 

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Why Water? June 22, 2018

Water is one of life’s most basic necessities. But 1 in 9 people worldwide live without access to clean water. And sadly, children are the most vulnerable. It’s been estimated that a child dies from water-related disease every 90 seconds. They deserve better. Not only do they deserve better, but we are called to do something about it! Why? Take a look… (more…)

Juliet’s True Love Story June 13, 2018

Despite the heartbreak she’s already experienced in her short life, Juliet is quick to smile and laugh. One thing that helps that quick smile reach her eyes? The love she finds at her local Life Center!

A young girl in a blue sweater flashes a mischievous grin at the camera.

13-year-old Juliet lives with her sister and grandmother in Taboga, Kenya. They have a one-room hut, with mud walls and a thatched roof. They rely on a small vegetable garden for food. Juliet helps with the weeding and planting. During the rainy season, their garden flourishes, and they have plenty to eat. But in the frequent dry spells it’s hard to make anything grow. (more…)

Meet the Choir! June 8, 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who has been praying for our Choir’s visa application. Thankfully, we serve a God who hears our prayers, and we are thrilled to announce that our visa has been approved!

That means that we finally get to introduce you to Tour 17!A group of ten kids in bright yellow shirts pose for the camera.

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Always Looking Up June 4, 2018

Let me tell you about Up! No, I’m not talking about the movie. I’m talking about a girl in Thailand with an incredible testimony.

Her mom nicknamed her Up because she is always positive. No matter how tough things get for her family, Up is always looking on the bright side.

Up has an unusual name. But it’s her testimony that is truly amazing.

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Fear: 0 – Choir Kids: 10! May 17, 2018

When the Ugandan Kids Choir arrives in America, everything is new. Some things are hard to get used to, but others are instant favorites. One thing that always tops the list of new experiences is swimming!

Many of the choir kids have never been swimming before in their life. Ever. They might have been wading on the edges of Lake Victoria, or splashed around in small lakes and rivers near their home. But actually swimming? It’s just not something they’ve done.

Everyone loves swimming!

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