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Light the Future Choir is returning to Oklahoma! They just received their visas and will begin their trip from Kenya to Oklahoma at the end of October.
The choir returns to Oklahoma, accompanied by Kenya Program Director Joshu Ouko, to sing at the annual Light the Future Gala on November 7, as well as participate in cross cultural activities with sister schools and partner churches. They come to share their stories, make personal connections with Oklahomans who support Maisha and engage new donors. Their visit helps Oklahomans develop a missional heart for those within their own community and internationally. The children’s joy and love for life shines from each song, you won’t want to miss their high energy performance!
In addition to the gala, the children will also perform throughout the month of November and early December at various venues in the city. Come to one of the following events to watch this 18 member choir from Maisha sing and dance!
- Sun 11/1 – 10:30 am Heritage Baptist Church, Oklahoma City
- Mon 11/2 – 6 pm Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City
- Wed 11/4 – 6 pm Edgemere Under the Stars at Crown Jewel Amphitheatre
- Sat 11/7 – 5 pm Light the Future Gala at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City
- Sun 11/8 – 10 am First Baptist Church Washington
- Sun 11/15 – 5 pm First Baptist Church Moore
- Wed 11/18 – 6:30 pm AME Allen Chapel
- Sun 11/22 – 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am services Choctaw Road Baptist Church
- Sun 11/22 – 6 pm First Baptist Church Choctaw
- Tues 11/24 – 7 pm Oklahoma City Blue v. Los Angeles D-Fenders Game at the Cox Convention Center. *There is an $8 entrance charge – contact Maisha for tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Cody in the office – 405.445.3440.
- Fri 12/4 – 6 pm Night of Africa Dinner at Vintage Church in Edmond. *There will be an entrance fee, details TBA.
- Sun 12/6 – 10 am Vintage Church, Edmond
Maisha founder Beatrice Williamson said of the 2014 choir, “After traveling back to Kenya, the children were inspired to make a difference in their village. They have visions and goals of how to change their lives and the lives of others around them. While they were in Oklahoma, they learned to value time. They also took more responsibility and became more active in their community.”
Williamson hopes to see the 2015 choir follow the same pattern and establish more leaders within the Maisha community and inspire those in Oklahoma to do the same.
You won’t want to miss seeing Light the Future Choir. Keep checking back, more dates will be added soon. Bring your friends, family and even neighbors to one or all of the performances!
For more information or to register for Light the Future 2015, visit http://www.lightthefuturegala.com/.
For a full list of the 2015 choir members visit – https://www.maishaproject.org/index.php?blog&a=view&article_id=71.