In January 2017, Watoto launched a whole new Watoto Children’s Choir production, Signs & Wonders that celebrates the joy of salvation. The choir, whose members are orphans and other vulnerable children, will present new worship music from Watoto Church in Uganda and invite audiences to experience an encounter with God.
“Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me
are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts,
who dwells on Mount Zion.” Isaiah 8: 18 NASB
“This production is going to challenge preconceived ideas about miracles. It demonstrates that each of our daily lives are signs and wonders of God’s work in us. This is evidenced by the miraculous transformation that Jesus works in people who were once lost, but are now found. We see this through the innocence of the child telling of their transformation from their dark past to the light that God has shown upon them,” says James Skinner, Creative Director: Watoto Choirs.
Through the power of their testimonies 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. Each story will declare the miracle of transformation – from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from loss to purpose; from fear to faith.
“I am excited to be a part of Signs & Wonders. I know that I am a wonder, because I am chosen by God as His child,” exclaims Esther Kahangi (8).
Esther Kahangi is one of the children who is travelling with the choir. Baby Watoto rescued her over 7 years ago. Born at a local hospital on the outskirts of Kampala, her mother abandoned her. Esther arrived at Baby Watoto as a premature baby and spent her first weeks in an incubator until she was well enough to move to a crib. Now she is a colourful little girl, with the most memorable smile and dance moves.
Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. 2016 was an incredible year, bringing a close to the Oh, What Love tour.