Unique children’s choir to perform at FBCPublished 7:13am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This weekend, the public will have an opportunity to hear “Ugandan Thunder,” a unique group of Ugandan orphans, ranging in age from 10-14, as they appear in concert Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Bainbridge.
The 22-member choir, dressed in native costumes, performs a variety of music and dance, accompanied by native drums. They also do some contemporary Christian music, as well as traditional hymns and spirituals. They travel for 11 months throughout the U.S. to help support orphanages in Uganda.
First Baptist Church youth pastor Brian Steward said he first heard the group when he was attending a conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. He thought they were so exceptional that he wanted to bring them to Bainbridge to share their message with his congregation, as well as members of the public.
The choir will also offer special music at the Sunday morning worship service. Seven host families will keep the children in their homes while they are in Bainbridge.
Steward said the group is sponsored by “Pennies for Posho,” a non-profit organization based in Zebulon, Ga., that works to feed the people of Africa. Posho, similar to grits, is a staple food in many countries across Africa.
The Saturday concert is free and open to the public, but a love offering will be accepted.