Category Archives : Ugandan Kids Choir
The Choir Goes to Outer Space! January 8, 2019
Since arriving in the U.S. the Ugandan Kids Choir has been on many incredible fieldtrips. But their trip to the Kennedy Space Center over Christmas break was out of this world!
The kids were so excited about this visit – they haven’t stopped talking about it yet. (more…)
Adventures in American Food October 5, 2018
As they travel around the United States, trying new American food is one of the Ugandan Kids Choir’s biggest adventures. It can sometimes be a challenge to help them balance trying new things and providing them food they like. But usually it’s just pure fun to watch them experiment!
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!
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!
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.
Work hard, pray to God April 24, 2018
Have you ever wondered what happens after the Ugandan Kids Choir returns home? To give you an idea of what life is like for former choir kids, we caught up with Ssemujju, who was on the very first Ugandan Kids Choir tour in 2006.
The choir has grown and changed a lot since those early days. And so has Ssemujju. (more…)
The difference of breakfast January 12, 2018
The bus pulled up to a brick building in Wichita, Kansas and the Choir kids piled out. As always, they goggled at their new surroundings, drinking in every second of their experience in the United States. But this stop was different from all the rest. This stop would show them a whole new layer of America. (more…)
“It ends up being family” November 7, 2017
It’s hard to believe that the 15th Ugandan Kids Choir is wrapping up. It seems like just yesterday they stepped off the plane from Uganda. They’ve grown so much this year! And not just in height (although they’ve done plenty of that!) – they’ve grown academically, emotionally and spiritually too.
As they wrap up their tour, we took some time to sit down with them – both the kids and the leaders – and reflect on how far they’ve come.
Our first question was easy. What is your favorite memory from tour? (more…)
Passing the Choir Baton September 11, 2017
At the beginning of tour, the Ugandan Kids Choir is usually pretty nervous. They’re hundreds of miles from home, and their English isn’t great. Give them a few weeks, and they’re back up to their boisterous, vibrant selves. But it’s hard at first.
One thing that makes it better? Advice and encouragement from the only people who know exactly what they’re going through!
Fast Food Fight: McDonald’s vs. Chick-fil-A August 9, 2017
No road trip is complete without a fast food stop! But when you’re hungry, lost, and tired of being stuck in the car, the debate about which fast food chain to stop at can get a little heated. Everyone has their favorites, and since you have nothing better to do on a long drive, you’re willing to debate intensely with anyone who dares to disagree with your favorite choice.
Now, the children in the Ugandan Kids Choir had never tasted fast food before arriving in America. But after their plane landed, they immediately launched into the ultimate road trip across the states. Now that they’ve been here a few months, they’ve had the chance to sample a number of different chains. (more…)