Friday 24 April was a busy day for our College but what a day! After the fabulous Anzac Day Service, we had some very special visitors all the way from Uganda in Africa.
The Watoto Children’s Choir arrived after a long bus journey from Hervey Bay and promptly began cheerfully greeting people and preparing for their concert. Once the children were on stage they were transformed from shy, quiet children to lively, vibrant performers.
The concert is a brand new production for 2015 called ‘Oh, What Love’ and is a salute to a new Africa. It takes you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration as the children share their stories through dance, song and testimony.
The children’s energy was contagious and selected Glasshouse Christian College students were invited on stage to dance with them.
Two concerts were held during the day for the College students and then at night a special concert was opened up to everyone. Glasshouse Country Baptist Church was packed to the rafters for the Friday night. After each concert the Watoto Children lined up outside the church and ‘high-fived’ the students and adults as they left the building.
All of the Watoto children are orphans and back in Uganda they live in families of eight children with an assigned ‘mother’. Each family lives in a small community and all the children go to school. The organisation relies on child sponsorship and donations to support the children.
Our students brought in gold coin donations to the concerts during the day and a love offering was taken up at the church Friday night.