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African Children's Choir Performs in Jackson

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Watoto Children's Choir, that has been touring internationally since 1994 made a stop in Jackson at Northside Assembly, Wednesday night. They are part of a program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Africa.

Children from ages 7 to 12 held their concert of hope as they demonstrated their life-changing experiences.

Wototo benefits the children academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually and is designed to train and equip them as future leaders.

"To know that, they're from circumstances that are unlike anything we've ever seen and we can make a difference in their lives and I'm hoping people will be stirred, not just emotionally but stirred to action tonight," said Randy Carter, lead pastor at Northside Assembly.

The choir is scheduled to perform in more than 30 cities in seven state in the next six months. The tour started in Houston and will end in Chicago.