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Since 2006, Cornerstone has hosted a children’s choir every two to three years from Uganda called Mwangaza. It means “shining light” in Swahili. These children represent that so well. Singing traditional Ugandan music and performing authentic Uganda dances as well as reciting scripture and sharing their own testimonies of knowing Jesus, this choir is always a blast to watch.

01june2_mchoirMore importantly perhaps is the special connection for Cornerstone to Mwangaza. It was this choir’s arrival in 2006 that initiated the relationship Cornerstone has shared with the community of Buloba in Uganda. We’ve been working in the community since 2007, and we’ve seen Jesus move in so many ways. Even this past Christmas we were able to support the launching of a community health clinic by raising over $60,000. I can’t think of many better ways to celebrate what God has done through us than to welcome Mwangaza back.

8937888471_b3201b0535_zThe choir will be here in Auburn and performing at the Cornerstone Church Hamilton Road site on Sunday night, January 25th at 6 pm. (The pictures in this blog post are from their visit to Cornerstone in 2013.) This is a family friendly service with no childcare, but we know that children of every age will be captivated by the sights and sounds of Mwangaza. So we hope you’ll make plans to join us that night to celebrate.

Currently we’re looking for host homes (as well as back up host homes, and others who would like to help with providing a meal) for the children and their chaperones from Saturday, January 24th – Tuesday, January 27th. If you would like more information on this opportunity, please e-mail brian@cornerstonebuzz.org.