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World Help’s Children of the World’s International Children’s Choir to make stop at AFGT

On Jan. 22, the World Help’s Children of the World International Children’s Choir will be stopping in Andalusia to put on a concert at Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle as part of its 10-month tour across the U.S.

The children will be dressed in traditional costumes from their native countries of Uganda, Nepal and the Philippines.

AFGT associate pastor Travis Day said this is not the first time the choir has made its way to Andalusia.

“They came the first time about three or four years ago,” Day said. “We support several children through World Help. So, they reached out to us saying that they were coming back through the southeast.”

Seven families in Andalusia will host the 22 children in the choir.

“The children will come in on a Tuesday and will do activities and have meals with their host families throughout the week,” Day said. “While they are staying with the families, each child will tell their story and the family will be given an opportunity to become a monthly sponsor for one of the children.”

Last time the choir came to Andalusia, Day said it was there was only standing room in the church.

“We are expected to have a large gathering for the concert,” Day said. “We are going to be opening doors an hour early, so people need to take advantage of that.”

With the children coming from mostly poverty-stricken countries, Day said this is a perfect opportunity for children and adults to learn about different cultures.

“The children will be speaking about how World Help has changed their lives,” Day said. “With this concert, these kids are given the opportunity to have direct communication with our kids and people of our community and hopefully they will see the hope that World Health is providing these children.”

The concert is scheduled for Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., with no admission fee. Doors will open at 6 p.m.