Category Archives : Ugandan Kids Choir

Meet the Courageous Choir! March 13, 2019

Our newest Ugandan Kids Choir is finally here! To introduce them to you, here’s our Tour Leader, Amanda Halle, sharing about their experiences so far:

 

If you look up the word “courageous” in the dictionary, you might find a photo of these ten, smiling faces looking back at you. This is our Ugandan Kids Choir and they are (more…)

The End of One Chapter is the Start of Another February 1, 2019

One Ugandan Kids Choir is wrapping up their tour, and another is getting ready to join us! The current choir is headed home in a few short weeks and we are sure going to miss them!

In celebration of the end of their tour, we have something special to share with you. While on the road, we’ve shared a lot of funny moments together as the kids worked on their English and encountered new things. And today we’re going to share some of that laughter with you, through our favorite quotes from each child:

 

  • Isaac: The kids got to see a lot of wildlife they don’t have at home. And sometimes they had no idea what they were looking at. Once, Isaac told Emma, “Auntie! I just saw a small bear!” The actual creature he saw? A groundhog!

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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!

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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!

 

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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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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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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 first Ugandan Kids Choir tour – in 2006! Ssemujju is in the back row, on the right.

The choir has grown and changed a lot since those early days. And so has Ssemujju. (more…)

The difference of breakfast January 12, 2018

A group of kids dancing on a stage

Tour 16 showing off some of their best dance moves.

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.

Ten kids in brightly colored shirts all piled onto a couch, sitting on the back, the arms, or even each other.

Wherever they go, this group of kids lights up the room.

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.

FAVORITE MEMORIES

Our first question was easy. What is your favorite memory from tour?  (more…)