Category Archives : Meet the Kids
My best subject is… September 7, 2018
For many kids in the U.S. it’s back-to-school time! But the Ugandan Kids Choir has been making school a priority the whole time they’ve been on tour. So, instead of cute back-to-school pictures, I give you an adorable school favorites video!
In Uganda, they use the word “best” to mean favorite, and the choir kids want to share with you their “best” subjects!
Room for One More in the Family July 5, 2017
Every host family is special, but there are some who go above and beyond – families like the Hogans who we met in Missouri. After hosting the Ugandan Kids Choir in their home, the Hogans decided they wanted to do even more. They wanted to sponsor a child!
The Hogan’s host children were thrilled! Finding new sponsors is their ultimate goal while touring the U.S.
Princess for a day April 18, 2017
March 4th was a Saturday like any other on tour. Deborah woke up at her host home, and started thinking about the day ahead. It would be full of rehearsals, sound checks, and performances. The choir was performing at the children’s museum in Las Vegas. Deborah got to ride the elevator there, and figured that would be the most exciting part of her day.
What Deborah didn’t know is that Auntie Alexis (the tour leader) had pulled her host family aside the night before and whispered some very interesting information in their ears: March 4th was Deborah’s birthday! (more…)
Trying New Food March 1, 2017
When we asked Elizabeth what her favorite American foods were, she started talking and wouldn’t stop:
“Pizza! And pancakes. Whipped cream! Sausage. Apples. Oranges! Strawberries….”
The Choir kids have all sorts of new experiences in America. But one that stands out to them the most is food! Let’s take a look at some of the food they like, don’t like, and what they miss from back home.
First Impressions February 7, 2017
Ivan and Evalyne, brand new Ugandan Kids Choir chaperones, are trying to get through the airport with ten excited, nervous, little bundles of energy. They’ve left Uganda and landed in Dubai on their long journey to the United States. The airport here is the biggest building any of them have ever seen. As they settle in to wait for their next flight, Ivan asks them what their favorite part of the trip has been so far.
Little Ronald’s answer? “The ladder that moves!”
It takes Ivan and Evalyne a minute to understand what he means. And then they realize – Ronald has never seen an escalator before!
This is just the first of many firsts that will fill the new Ugandan Kids Choir tour with excitement and wonder throughout their first few weeks here in the U.S. (more…)
Watch out! The choir kids have joined the bike lane! September 8, 2016
Riding a bike is one of the first tastes of freedom a kid can have. There’s something about the adult running alongside the child as they learn to get their balance and work the pedals… and then the inevitable letting go as they send them off down the street, and ultimately, out into the world. The child hears them yell, “Look straight ahead! Pedal faster! You can do it!” And then, after not much time, they are no longer wobbling down the street, and the voice of their parent becomes fainter and fainter. Some parents get a little weepy during these moments of launching their children. But for the kids, feeling the wind in their faces and the world flying by, it’s a discovery of fun and freedom that makes them smile with joy and new-found self-confidence.
For our choir kids, the experience of learning to ride a bike and the adventure that it brings is no less thrilling. Recently, we sat down with the kids and asked them to share their experience of learning to ride a bike and what their dream bike would look like. Their answers made us smile – we think you’ll enjoy them too!
Blast from the past: Henry July 6, 2016
Almost 10 years ago, a little boy named Henry Kikomeko boarded a plane in Uganda bound for the U.S. He, along with nine other children, came to America to become part of the first ever Ugandan Kids Choir tour!
The year was 2006, and Henry was 10 years old. Read on as he reflects about his choir tour experiences and gives us an update on where he is now.
Sending hope back to Uganda April 26, 2016
One of the youngest members of the 2016 Ugandan Kids Choir, is dimpled, 6-year-old Titus Makumbi.
At a recent choir performance, Titus and his fellow choir members sang and danced their hearts out like they usually do. But this performance was different from the others. After the performance, he stood near the sponsorship table greeting several of the attendees. Glancing at all the passports, his heart suddenly beat faster as his eyes stopped on someone he knew.
With love, from the choir February 9, 2016
With our three choirs currently touring the U.S., we thought it would be fun for you to get to know a few of the kids a little bit better. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, what better topic is there to talk about than love?
Read on to hear the Choir Kids talk about the things they love, and most importantly, how they feel about the love of God.