Lift your voice in praise
OKOLONA – At the Royal School and Orphanage in Uganda, over half of the children in residence have no parents. Another 25 percent have been abandoned, dropped off at the door.
And 22 tour the United States raising money and sponsorships to feed the children back home.
“It’s a hard life,” said Ted Moody during the youth performance March 16 at Okolona High School.
The youth praise team was invited to perform in Okolona by Rev. Boddie of Red Bud M.B. Church in Egypt.
“How often do you get to see this,” Boddie said. “They’re bringing revenue back to their country to feed and help other children.”
The youth are wrapping up an 11-month tour of the United States and brought their songs of praise to OHS and then on to the Houlka Community Center later in the evening. The children are tutored and home schooled while on the road, but one of their projects is to build a high school back in Uganda.
“The children there take the opportunity to get an education very seriously,” Moody said.
The attend school from 6:30 a.m. to about 8 p.m. with breaks for lunch and supper and for two hours on Saturday.
Donations from guests at the show are sent back to Uganda and sales of merchandise cover their traveling expenses.
“The table sales from the African store is what buys the diesel fuel and airline tickets so all the sponsorship money can go back,” Moody said. “Our newest project is building a clinic and high school. When this started seven years ago, it was just a food program. Now the Lord has expanded our borders.”
The group tours for a larger agency called Pennies for Posho, which provides food for children in 14 orphanages. In 2012, they provided 5.5 million meals to children and youth.
For information on Pennies for Posho, go to www.penniesforposho.org.
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to Press This! (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
About Lisa Voyles
- Group digruntled by principal change April 22, 2016
- Hamby recognized for driving safety April 27, 2016
- FAFSA Fridays April 27, 2016
- Lady Hilltoppers crush Yazoo April 27, 2016
- EDITORIAL: Collecting old fines, collecting on promises April 28, 2016
- Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach April 29, 2016
- NFL DRAFT: Tunsil falls to Miami in coach pay scandal, Jones misses 1st Round April 29, 2016
- Magazine available to community April 29, 2016
- SCORES: Thursday, April 28 softball and baseball April 29, 2016
- Drug disposal day is Saturday April 28, 2016
- THEOUSTEDONE: Oh yes. It is very interesting since Mrs. Dendy al...
- Consolodation | Home: […] Chickasaw consolidation likely headed to...
- Karie)Chapel: Thought-provoking article - I loved the facts . Do...
- Cortez Whittaker: Practical commentary . I am thankful for the infor...
- Byrne Cpa Firm Houston Ms | Rates for CPA Services for SMB: […] Globetrotters fun for all kids – Sulli...
- RT @wcbiweather: The heat index has surpassed 100 in many spots today. Stay cool out there! #mswx #alwx #wcbi http://t.co/Lt2LRZTDcm 3 years ago
- RT @dennisseid: OSHA: 24 work-related deaths in Miss. last year http://t.co/lgEYYtK7ZR 3 years ago
- Speech pathologists work to better communication skills | Monroe Journal http://t.co/lyHLvb0OS1 3 years ago
- Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot on brain http://t.co/4xNLMhxaif 3 years ago
- Mobile home fire claims one | Itawamba Times http://t.co/FHouwxbnsp 3 years ago