Chil­dren’s choir from Africa to per­form in Ox­ford

The Covington News - - Local news -

Cul­tures will unite when The Daraja Chil­dren’s Choir of Africa per­forms at Cross­pointe Bap­tist Church on Wed­nes­day, Dec.10, at 7 p.m. to bring a mes­sage of joy and hope through African song and dance.

Daraja means “bridge” in Swahili, and the choir, made up of 24 or­phans and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren from Kenya, serve as a bridge to con­nect the peo­ple of Africa and Amer­ica. For many of the chil­dren, who have never ex­pe­ri­enced life out­side Kenya, this is an op­por­tu­nity for th­ese chil­dren to learn and ex­pe­ri­ence for­eign cul­tures. At the same time, Amer­i­cans have the op­por­tu­nity to step into the lives of th­ese Kenyan chil­dren by hear­ing their tes­ti­monies and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing tra­di­tional African song and dance.

The Cross­pointe youth group heard the choir at youth camp this past sum­mer and en­cour­aged the church to host them on their fall tour.

Cross­pointe is lo­cated at 252 Byrd Road in Ox­ford, just off of Gum Creek Road. This con­cert is pro­vided as a min­istry to our com­mu­nity as part of our Ad­vent cel­e­bra­tion. Please call (770) 786-2078 for fur­ther de­tails.

The Choir is em­bark­ing on two U.S. tours this year, which in­cludes a stop in Ox­ford. The Daraja Chil­dren’s Choir of Africa is part of The 410 Bridge, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion fo­cus­ing on mis­sion work in Kenya. The 410 Bridge ex­ists to con­nect peo­ple within the body of Christ to con­trib­ute to the self-de­vel­op­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the peo­ple of Kenya.

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