The Watoto Children's Choir
One gospel group that is worth knowing about is the Watoto Children’s Choir. Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing these children sing will understand how impacting this group can be. The Watoto Children’s Choir will share inspiring stories. The group is made up of ex-child soldiers and their victims.
The group is from Uganda in which a civil war has left the northern part of the country destroyed. There are approximately. There is at 10,000 children missing in the northern part of this country and many of these people are those who were abducted and forced to fight in the war. This children's choir travels around the world raising awareness of what is happening and raising funds.
The children like to share their testimony of how the Lord has changed their lives. Afterwards they will sing a few songs. The money collected by the Watoto Children’s Choir will go towards the repartition of former child soldiers. Many of them have lost all of their family and have been adopted into new families with a Ugandan widow to watch over he children.
Many of these children have been forced to kill their family and friends or the LRA would kill them. The ordeals that the children experience are horrific and they are able to show through their music how they are healed and can forgive. The Watoto Children’s Choir has released a number of CDs that are available for sale on their website. Some of their songs include “Mambo Sawa” and “Cast Your Burdens”.