Causeway Chronicle

Abaana new Life Choir in Concert at Ballyrashane Presbyterian Church

If you want to hear the gospel through music, dance and testimony, then Ballyrashane Presbyterian Church is the place to be on Saturday evening, March 2.

Commencing at 6.30pm, come along and see the New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music along with dancing while telling us stories of life in Uganda.

It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss! Please share!

*Admission free *Offering will be towards the work of ABAANA”

The New Life Choir is a group of 20 children who are beneficiaries of Abaana’s projects across Uganda. They are representing their local communities by singing their way around the UK and Ireland, acting as ambassadors for their friends and families still living in poverty.

The choir will perform both Ugandan and English gospel songs and tell their testimonies. Abaana’s aim is to raise awareness of third world poverty, find sponsors for an additional 200–300 children and rescue more children from a life on the streets. 

Over 1000 new child sponsorships were set up as a direct result of the 2017 and 2019 New Life Choir tour and six young boys were rescued from a life on the streets and brought into Abaana’s New Life Homes. 

Want to get involved? If you would like to get involved in the next New Life Choir tour, you can help in the following ways:

Join with the choir as they tour around the UK.

Become a Friend of the Choir 

Abaana has sent over 800 people to Uganda on teams and many of you have helped to raise funds for both our team members and our team projects. For this ‘choir team’ travelling in the opposite direction, it would be impossible for our members to fundraise for their flights and costs, coming from a village of mud huts. 

It costs around £2,750 per child to train, care for, educate and bring the child to and from the UK. We need people to join us in partnering with the choir to help bring these 20 kids to our shores. We are aiming to raise around £50,000 before the choir comes to the UK next February. 

We are looking for people to become ‘Friends of the Choir’ and commit to support both financially and in prayer between now and the end of the 2024 tour. Would you consider pledging to donate or fundraise £50–£500 throughout 2023 in one of 3 ways?

1. Donate through a single payment and “Select New Life Choir” as the project:

https://www.abaana.org/donate/online

2. Set up a £5 a month direct debit donation 

(Email info@abaana.org if you would like to donate a different amount regularly)

3. Run a fundraising or sponsored event: As a ‘Friend of the Choir,’ you will receive email updates reporting on the progress of the choir training and have the opportunity to get to know a little about the kids before they arrive. We will send you “behind the scenes” information as well as updates on how you can pray for the children.

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Maurice Bradley