News Release


What is "Watoto"?

. In Swahili it means "children."

. It is also an organization that has been rescuing Ugandan children orphaned by AIDS and civil war and meeting their physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs.

. And for Trinity, it was an event that helped these children while simultaneously sharing God's message of restoration and renewal with students, faculty, staff, and the community.

The Watoto Children's Choir, the first event scheduled as part of the new WorldView series, attracted nearly 700 visitors to the Ozinga Chapel on September 12. Audience members enjoyed the musical and dance giftings of these children and also heard testimonies of how God had rescued them from hopelessness.

"For Christians, world view means the lenses we use to view God's world with hope for restoration and renewal," said President Steven Timmermans, who believes the children exemplify this year's WorldView theme.

The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. The evening will feature the Sundance award-winning film God Grew Tired of Us and some of the Chicago-based Sudanese "Lost Boys" chronicled in the documentary.

WorldView is a community and college series for film, word, and music and is sponsored by the generosity of Bruce and Mary Leep. Admission is free for this fall series of events.

For more information, contact Art Bamford at 708.239.4829 or

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