On Tour with The Messenger Choir


In 2008 I was introduced to Peter & Rose & members from The Messenger Choir.

Our Church had been asked by Richard Brunton from Living Hope Ministries in Lancing,  http://www.living-hope.org.uk

 to arrange a weeks tour for the choir while they were in west Sussex.


Their aim was to perform  locally to raise funds for their Orphanage in Uganda called The Kitettika School.

As I had some free time available, My best friend Tony, ( Now sadly departed ) & My Pastor Scott Carr took on the task to drive the girls round to their venues to perform, our first was at the Y Centre in Horsham, http://www.horshamymca.org.uk , a wonderful venue as it also provides shelter & rehabilitation for homeless youth's and the evening was a great success.


One of the other outstanding evenings was when the Uganda Choir teamed up with the UK Messenger Youth Choir at The Ropetacle Arts Centre in Shorham, http://www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk & performed for the first time together live, again another outstanding performance.

The place was packed & the donations were beyond our expectations.


It was also an experience for myself, at the age of 54 to become a Rodie for the choir, unloading their equipment & putting it all back in the mini bus after the event, people do not realise how hard these people work just to provide for their Orphanage, some days they were performing three times a day & not finishing until sometimes after midnight, having to contend with living out of a suit case & dealing with our less friendly climate, they were touring here for several months, they will all remain in my adoration for their efforts.


 Please scroll down to learn more about the school & how they have achieved to farm their land to feed the children.

 


The Rock Ministries & The Messenger Choir. Check about the rest of the School with the links below

Welcome to The Rock Ministries

Rock Ministries Uganda was founded in 1985 by Pastor Kasozi Peter Cephas, born in 1962 and became a Christian in 1977 after reading a torn trodden Gospel tract. He went to church in Kampala but soon after, church was banned by Idi Amin. All there was for church from then was underground prayers and fellowship times with elderly Christian people from whom he learnt the value of a personal relationship with God. Peter is now married to Rose and they have five children of their own.

After seven years under good pastoral care he went out to plant churches and his testimony goes ‘ I have planted more than ten churches and thanks be to God, without splitting any’. He laments that what is so often reported as church planting is simply church split some thing he calls ‘fishing from the boat’. He believes his call to be of an Apostle some thing he prays that God will lead him through. Peter is currently Pastor of Rock Ministries, Kitetikka. Peter is director of Kitetikka Primary school, Kitetikka High school and Kiti High school.

From living as an unwanted child himself, he knows the need of the needy. When his father died in 1991 the house where he lived for much of his child life was passed over to him. It was not hard for him to make the decision to use it as a place to meet the needs of children living under circumstances as he was brought up. Here he started a school with seven children and the present enrollment is about one thousand children.

 

 
 
 
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