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Ugandan Orphans Choir Makes Stop in Northern Nevada

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They are between 8 and 12 years old and have already seen the tragic side of life. Yet they dance and sing with a tremendous amount of energy and spirit. The Ugandan Orphans Choir is a group of ten children selected from hundreds who wanted to make this trip. They are traveling the United States for 11 months. 

"For these kids it is the opportunity of a lifetime," says tour leader, Richard Carey with Childcare Worldwide. The ministry is based in Bellingham, Washington. "They get the chance to travel and see things they would never have the chance to see without this program. And we know that education breaks the bonds of poverty. So once they are educated and employable, they will be able to change their countries for the future."

They sing of worship and of God. They perform in churches and then hope to get those watching them to sponsor one of the hundreds of children who need help.

"For just $38 a month you can sponsor a specific child. Many are orphans like these kids. But many more have maybe one parent left but one who can't support their families on their own," Carey says. "That money covers books, tuition and uniforms. And it really does change their futures."

They travel with a music director and with a teacher who gives them school lessons. They also get to see zoos and libraries and places like the Grand Canyon. It opens their eyes to the possibilities of life.

They will perform Sunday at the Sparks United Methodist Church at 1231 Pyramid Way in Sparks at both the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. And then at 6:30 p.m. they will perform at the First Christian Church of Carson City.

You can learn more about the program by going to www.childcareworldwide.org

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