African children’s choir worships in Port St. Joe

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

“It’s exciting and encouraging seeing how they’ve blossomed,” added Elisa.

Part of 410’s mission is to have the children return to Uganda disciplined, developed and educated. Three teachers from Africa accompany the group hosting school lessons during the day.

Daraja means “bridge” in Scandinavian and the mission group sees the choir as a way of building a connection between two very different countries.

“It’s an opportunity to have their hearts opened up to life outside of their own culture,” said Elisa. “We’re all stuck in our own small worlds.”

The goal of the choir is to show others children who are completely happy and free despite the situations and conditions found within their country.

Rob said, “So often we have an idea that you need so much to be happy. These kids are proof you don’t need a flat screen TV and an Escalade.”

The choir is made up of children from the communities that the 410 Bridge sponsors throughout Uganda.

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