We had the opportunity to watch this choir perform again last night (their third visit to Whitecourt) and our third viewing. Elaine spent several weeks in Uganda in a remote village, and the experience changed her thinking forever.
In Africa, there are 17 million children orphaned by war and aids. This group sets up residences to give some of the children a chance at having a home and a "normal" life. The choir tours to raise money to support this effort, and is well worth it to see them perform, and hear their testimonies. I highly recommend them to you, should they come to your area!
As an aside, my son had three of the children plus a leader stay over night at his house. We went over for breakfast and ended up out on the street in a snow storm, with 2 nets and hockey sticks playing road hockey.
This was a new experience for them! Snow and hockey, what we Canadians take for granted turned out to be a fun time for all. Apparently, my grand daughter was impressed how grandpa could play hockey! I have to saviour the moment as soon she will be of an age where not much will impress her. Fun and games and laughter! A good start to the day! This group is on it's way through Canada, ending up in Quebec. Quite an experience for these children! Hopefully, they will remember the "crazy canucks" and road hockey!