Jared especially loved spending time with Praise from Uganda. We *may* have a special place in our hearts for children from Africa :)
She was so much fun to talk to, AND she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Melt.my.heart.
These sweeties did so much more than sing for us. They sang, danced their little hearts out, moved all around the stage, had speaking parts, played the drums, and so much more. It was truly a blessing. These kiddos spend 10 months in the United States sharing the love of Christ with thousands of people. Their time and dedication does so much for orphans all over the world. After they spend 10 months on tour, they return back to their countries (Uganda, Nepal, and the Philippines) where they live in foster homes, children's homes, or orphanages. THEN, they help train the next group of kids who will take their place on the tour. The hope is that they will take what they have learned/experienced and help better their community and culture.
We had a lot of fun spending time with them while they ate lunch today. They shared lots about their culture and the things they have enjoyed while in the United States on tour. They were amazed at how you could mix in Koolaid singles with water bottles! Their colored tongues were fascinating :)
I don't care how busy you are right now, you have to watch this video. These kids have such joy and it is contagious! If this doesn't put a smile on your face, then I don't know what will!
To learn more about the kids, their cultures, or the tour you can visit their website. I promise, if they come anywhere near where you live it is worth the time. I might have cried from the second they started singing until they left the stage.