This choir was started by Jonathan Kubuya Shandwe and his sisters at the age of 10 and 9 respectively. Their mom and Dad were advisors of a group called Hope Children’s Choir. This group started in the Democratic Republic of Congo and expanded to Uganda. Now in Canada it is working with Grace Communion International Ottawa/Gatineau and continues its ministry.
GCI Hope Choir’s mission is to sing and through song both proclaim the gospel and aid orphans in Uganda. We do this through selling DVD’s and other venues. Funds obtained from this are then used to help the orphans.
Hebrews :13:15 “Through him then let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” As Christian Andersen said “where the words fail, music speaks”. We aim to spread the word of God through gospel music.
We’e been able to help orphans in the following areas:
(i) Goma => 30 orphans
(ii) Beni => 25 orphans
(iii) Nyabyondo => 30 orphans
(i) Kampala => 30 orphans
Over the next two years the goal of the group is to help a further 100 orphans in the Congo and 50 in Uganda
To help raise funds for orphans in Africa through: (i) Songs (ii) Concerts (iii) Donations (iv) DVD Sales
(i) Clothing and shoes (ii) School fees (iii) Food (iv) Beddings (v) Health/medical care (vi) Computers (vii) Transportation: car, motorcycle, bicycle (viii) Paying the workers
Plan for Sustainability
We have a number of projects we hope to use to develop the local communities to be self-sufficient, these include opening up a music studio, tailor and internet cafe as local revenue sources for the orphanages.
Emily Mwangi , Ambassador 613-710-3906
Pinos Luanda, Advisor 613-301-1737
Should you wish to donate funds. please send a cheque or money order to Grace Communion International – Gatineau/Ottawa at 42 George Street
Russell, Ontario K4R 1C2
A charitable tax receipt will be issued.