PDT Staff Writer
The Children of the World International Children’s Choir will perform at Christ’s Community Church Saturday, March 23 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Rick Clark, Associate Pastor at Christ’s Community Church said the visitation and performance of the Children of The World International Children’s Choir has great purposeful.
“Their main mission is to raise awareness for the plight of orphans and to make people aware of the plight of developing nations and their lack of access to clean water,” Clark said.
Clark said he and Scott Rawling, Senior Pastor at Christ’s Community Church, saw the Children of the World perform at Cedarville University five years ago.
“We watched the concert, and listened to their presentation. After it was over, Scott came up to me and said, ‘What do you think?’” Clark said.
Clark said his response to Rawlings was that Christ’s Community Church could use a visit as well. Clark said Rawlings was in agreement.
The church began to work towards raising the funds, starting with the collection of loose change. To date, Christ’s Community Church has raised more than $30,000.
“So what they do as they travel and raise awareness is invite people to make a contribution to help dig a well in a community in developing nation,” Clark said.
Clark said for $15,000 you can dig one deep well that will provide 20 years of clean water to a community.
According to their website, Children of the World International Children’s Choir was established in 2000. The Choir tours the U.S. sharing the story of millions of orphaned and disadvantaged children around the world.
Children of the World International Children’s Choir is composed of participants from World Help’s Child Sponsorship Program and has included children from Nepal, Uganda, Brazil, India, and the Philippines.
Clark said experiencing a performance of the Children of the World International Children’s Choir is simply amazing.
“They are fantastic, I don’t know of any other word to describe them. They are young children that dance and sing praise to God, and if you could see the situations that they live in back in their home countries, its amazing to see the joy in their hearts,” Clark said.
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