Sunday, March 16, 2008

Mambo Sawa - Life is Good


Off of a hot tip from some great friends, Laura and I decided to spend Palm Sunday evening at a free concert put on by the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda.

Oh. My. Gosh.

These are kids who have lost both parents to disease or war and thought they had nothing. They felt forgotten. Desperate. Hopeless. But then Watoto got a hold of them and they are now just busting at the seams with love for Jesus.

I didn't think that our hearts could grow any bigger with love for Africa - I really didn't. I was dead wrong. Man - there couldn't have been a dry eye in that place tonight as we heard the stories of these kids and watched them sing, dance, stomp and just flat out worship God.

Our hearts grew 10x tonight for Africa. What an incredible feeling - these kids from a country so far away that is ripe with war, poverty and AIDS - were able to bring Hope to me - I can't even wrap my head around that. They taught me about the love of Jesus tonight.

Afterwards we got the opportunity to meet the kids - all ranging in age from 8 to 13 years old - and they were incredible. We shook hands, thanked them and Laura got lots of hugs. They said they fund themselves through their merchandise sales - so what better reason for us to buy a CD, a t-shirt, a bracelet and children's book. it seemed like so little after what they had just done for us.

When you get a chance - go check out the whole story behind Watoto at their website - www.watoto.com - and learn more about this incredible mission and ministry.

Buy a shirt. Buy a CD. Better yet - sponsor a child - I bet you'll feel incredible while doing it.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Sounds like another amazing experience..Im so glad you share these with us

Unknown said...

Oh, we LOVE things like this. Wish we could have joined you. What a great story and experience. Off to shop!

Angela said...

Sounds amazing! Looking forward to checking out the website! :-)