Since August, World Help’s Children of the World choir has traveled to more than 100 churches and schools, spreading joy, music, and the message of child sponsorship across the country. And they’ve sung their way into the hearts of thousands of people attending their concerts.
Now that spring is here, the kids are enjoying spending more time outdoors, especially in the warmer Southern states.
Here are just a few of the places they’ve visited recently and what they’ve been up to.
While in Winston-Salem, home to the first Krispy Kreme store, the choir got to watch and learn about the doughnut-making process. And, of course, no trip to Krispy Kreme is complete without enjoying a hot and fresh glazed doughnut!
The children enjoyed learning how the famous doughnuts are made as well as playing with some of the dough. And the workers enjoyed a quick impromptu performance of “Salvation is Here” sung by the children to thank them for their friendly service.
Some of the girls in the choir were lucky enough to spend the night in a home featured in the movie “Steel Magnolias,” which now serves as a bed and breakfast. Even though the girls hadn’t seen the movie and didn’t know who Dolly Parton or Julia Roberts are, they still loved staying in the luxurious house. They especially liked the canopy beds — which they called beds with “roofs.”
All of the children got to eat like true Louisianans, too! The owner of a local restaurant gave the children a behind-the-scenes look at boiling crawfish. The kids had fun holding the crawfish and teasing each other with the wiggly crustaceans. Later on they enjoyed a low-country boil with jambalaya and gumbo.
The Lone Star State was one of the states the choir was most excited to visit since it’s one they’ve heard a lot about! And Texas did not disappoint. The kids — who love getting their picture taken — had a blast taking advantage of the many large, roadside landmarks for photo ops.
While the choir was in Austin, they made a trip to an overlook of the Colorado River. The breathtaking view was one they won’t soon forget!
During their time on tour, the children remain dedicated to their education. And one plus of traveling the United States is getting to see some amazing American history in person! While visiting Mobile, they got to see the historic U.S.S. Alabama Battleship during a stop for lunch.
The children were astounded by the size of the ship. And the team leaders and chaperones were just as astounded to find a place with plenty of bathrooms, seating for 20 people, and enough parking space for three large vehicles!
It’s hard to believe that in a few short months, the choir will be concluding their tour. They’ve made a lasting impact while advocating for children in need on their Refuge & Strength tour.
Thank you for visiting their concerts and supporting the Children of the World!