The Watoto Children's Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour with a stop in Hannibal on June 20, featuring a brand new concert, “Signs & Wonders!”

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour with a stop in Hannibal on June 20, featuring a brand new concert, “Signs & Wonders!”

Along with energetic singing and dancing, the children will share inspiring stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. The show is an expression of joy from children who have been rescued after losing one or both parents to live in one of three Watoto villages. Their stories are journeys from despair to hope and from fear to faith.

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world, shining a light on the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each year, the choirs advocate for millions of African children currently orphaned by AIDS, poverty, and war. The children have performed before royalty and world leaders at venues including Buckingham Palace and the White House.

The choirs are part of the leadership training program of Watoto Child Care Ministries, which currently cares for more than 3,000 children living in family settings rather than an institution. 

The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal.