A Ugandan Children’s Choir will be sharing joy through singing, dancing, drums, and more in Vinton on April 21 and 22 and also in Orange on April 22.  The entire community is invited to bring a lawn chair and listen to the choir on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at the Vinton Recreation Center on Main Street in Vinton.  A second public opportunity will also be provided at North Orange Baptist Church at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22 in the worship center at 4775 N. 16th Street.  These children will also be sharing song and story with Emmanuel Baptist Academy in Vinton and Community Christian School in Orange on Wednesday.

The theme of the 2015 tour is Hands of Hope.

“Several individuals have traveled with our ministry to Uganda and have experienced the true joy of worshiping with the children there,” explains Justin Hayes, the organization’s Director of Ministry Operations and graduate of Little Cypress Mauriceville High School.  “It has been the goal of PCM for years to be able to bring that joy to the people of the United States.  Whether the choir is singing, dancing, or showing their skills on the drums we hope that people will feel the love they are conveying.  Despite difficult upbringings including lack of food, unclean water, or being orphaned; these children are able to share the hope that they have for an abundant life through Jesus Christ.  That is why we have called this tour Hands of Hope.”

The choir tour will kick off in Tyler, which is home base for PCM USA. Venues include businesses, schools and churches throughout East Texas and Central Texas. The choir will also spend time in Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan before completing the tour in Indiana. For a complete tour schedule, go to www.pcmonline.org.

Parental Care Ministries is a non-profit organization currently serving Jesus Christ in southwest Uganda.  The ministry began in 1997 by Pastor Emmanuel Nnyanzi and was founded in the United States by Mark and Monica Barret in 2008. PCM now operates five schools providing food, clothing and an education to over 1,800 orphans and needy children. They are also committed to equipping pastors and churches in the region to spread the message of Christ. Currently, over 70 Ugandan pastors and churches are supported and equipped by this ministry.

For more information call the Parental Care Ministries’ office at 903-526-0499 or log onto their website at www.pcmonline.org.