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October 25, 2013

Local church to host Rhythm of Hope tour

DUNCAN — Happiness is found in the smallest of things such as a smile from a stranger, the singing voice of a child or giving to those in need.

Duncan residents will have the opportunity to experience all three when the Imani Milele Children’s Choir of Uganda present Pearl of Africa, part of their Rythm of Hope U.S. tour, at 6 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church West.

Consisting of about 25 children, the choir is made up of orphaned and vulnerable children who are a part of the Imani Milele Children program. They have been touring America since March.

“They were going to be in Oklahoma City this weekend and a minister friend of mine there called to say they had an opening and asked if we would be willing to host them,” said Randy Southerland, pastor of New Hope.

“I have heard a lot about them and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to say ‘yes.’”

These children come from impoverished backgrounds and were brought into the program so they may have better opportunities to become successful and contributing adults. There are more than 3,000 children who have gone through or are in the Imani Milele Children program.

Through the choir, more awareness is created for the good-works program and it also helps raise a few more funds to help. The young people are given a strong education and Christian values foundation so they may positively impact the world as men and women.

Reviews on the program’s website, www.imanimilele.com, rave about the joy filled performance each child in the choir gives and how it radiates out into the crowd.

“We’re real excited to hear them and hope others come out to hear them,” said Southerland. “It’s a real honor and privilege to host them.”

The concert is free and open to the public, he said. Should anyone want to contribute to the children and the Imani Milele program, there will be a free-will offering taken during the concert.

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