The Ugandan Orphan Choir

A few weeks ago our church hosted an event where they had a group from Childcare Worldwide come and visit.  They are a very neat organization who help Ugandan children get basic necessities as well as enrolled in a Christian school and after that even a trade school.

Ugandan Orphans Choir

The Ugandan Orphans Choir is just that — a group of orphans (most who lost parents to AIDS) traveling the US to perform and raise money for the cause.  They were the cutest kids ever who put on an hour long show of both traditional praise songs which they sang in English as well as some courtship dances and things from their own culture.  It was lively and fun and the kids were very into it!  Especially Caroline, who got the dance bug and just had to join right in!

Questions from the kids included:

1.  Why don’t the girls have any hair?  (they were all bald)

2.  What are they saying?

3.  What happened to their Mommy’s and Daddy’s?

4.  Why are they all dark skinned kids?

This last one was funny — Peyton asked — and when I told her that in that country everyone had dark skin she got a look of utter disgust on her face and said, “You can’t do that!  You can’t have a state where only one kind of skin people live!!  That is mean!”  I love her sweet and color-blind heart!

Published in: on November 22, 2008 at 9:31 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Ok — it’s hard to tell but it almost look like she’s got her eyes closed as well. You may have a real music bug on your hands!! She wanted to feel the music.

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