Sozo Children’s Choir leads students and faculty in worship at all-school chapel

Sozo Children’s Choir visited Wesleyan this morning to lead students and faculty in worship at all-school chapel. 
Sozo Children’s Choir is a group of children who travel from Uganda to America to lead corporate worship services at various schools, churches, and events. They lead others in Ugandan singing and dancing with African instruments. 

The organization was founded in 2010 when two missionaries in Uganda discovered a group of children in deep need of care. “Sozo” is a Greek word that means to save, keep, or rescue. The organization seeks to do just this as they provide at-risk children in Uganda with proper nutrition, healthcare, education, and life skills. 

During chapel, leaders from Sozo taught students and faculty about the country of Uganda. They shared that the country is the size of Oregon and is home to 48 million people (compared to Atlanta’s 5 million). Half of the 48 million residents of Uganda are under the age of 15.

Israel, a leader of the worship choir and former member of the choir, shared that the mission of Sozo is being accomplished and that he is proof of it!

In addition to leading worship at all-school chapel, children from the Sozo choir were invited to attend classes throughout the school day.

Children attended STEM classes, French classes, art classes, English classes, and Bible classes.
In Bible class with Brittany Coxhead ‘13, Sozo students learned about the Egyptian plagues and how God used these plagues to show that he is the one true God. Additionally, the children were invited to tell the class about life in Uganda, their education experience, and how many places they have visited on their tour.  

It was such a sweet day filled with powerful worship and new friendships! Thank you, Sozo Children’s Choir.