Nicky Cox, MBE, Editor In Chief, First News writes:I first met Destiny Africa eight years ago. Every time I meet them, and see them perform, they light up my life. They are a symbol of hope and ambition for all of Africa. When they sing and dance, it touches something deep inside you, igniting your spirit and swelling your heart. I can’t wait to see them again. They are a joy!

Melissa from NH writes: “How does one put into words an experience with these amazing children… words could never capture the beauty, grace, courage, joy, passion, or faith these children pour out on and off stage. They are LOVE in action and any and all who come in contact with them are in some way changed. They are a living testimony that love is enough and faith can move mountains! Hallelujah!”

Tara McCullough Murphy of Christian Fellowship Church in CT writes: “Destiny Africa Children’s Choir has brought tremendous joy to all who have hosted them, experienced their performance or witnessed their testimonies of transformed lives. Hosting the choir has provided our church and our community the opportunity to meet these amazing children from Uganda, who have a special way of opening up the hearts of others. They have shared with us so much more than we could ever give them in return.”

Ruth Young of The Church of the Crucified One in VT writes: “Hosting the kids from Destiny Africa Children’s Choir always brings a breath of fresh air into our congregation and our homes.  Even though they are thousands of miles from home, the children and their leaders are so comfortable being with us – it’s like looking forward to a visit from favorite family members every year!”

Michelle from NH writes: “God has given me a loving heart to love others and that’s what I do! It has brought me great joy traveling and loving Destiny Africa for the past four US tours!! It is I who is truly blessed to be a part of something so amazing as these precious children.”

Leah from RI, host family writes: “It was late on a Sunday night this past October when the van pulled into our driveway. We greeted three tired girls and their chaperone who would be our house guests for a week. Arms squeezed us in hugs in the dark before we even lifted a bag to help them inside. Within moments, Claire, Shivan and Mary Phiona were laughing and playing a game with our three children, while Dorothy settled into her room. In those very first hours we already knew that we would be forever touched by these children. They moved into our home for a week and our hearts for a lifetime.”

Testimonials from Choir Members:patience

Emmanuel: “I feel I have new hope and a better future. Traveling to America has helped me improve my English.”

Catherine: “I’ve improved my singing & dancing, Being in America has helped me understand my geography of the world.”

Julius: “I’ve met new people & developed my skills & talents. Traveling to the US, I’ve seen new places and tried different foods.”

Elizabeth: “I have improved my talent and I have received a sponsor. Going to America has given me international friendships and an understanding of other cultures and experiences.”