Ugandan Thunder to sing in Griffin, Rico

by W. Winston Skinner

alt

Members of Ugandan Thunder practice in colorful African costumes. 


Ugandan Thunder — the name sounds like a crackling jolt of energy — and the choir by that name combines African rhythms, the Christian gospel and the authentic enthusiasm unique to children.

Members of the choir have sung in Newnan several times in years past. They shared their talents at Diversity Day at Arnall Middle School last year and will be there again later this month.

The children’s choir from Uganda will also be singing at two nearby churches during the next two weeks. They will sing at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Griffin on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The fellowship center at Providence Baptist Church at Rico in south Fulton will be the location for a concert Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

The choir sang in Coweta County at Northside Baptist in 2010 and at Unity Baptist in 2011 and 2012. There also was a concert at Lisbon Baptist Church in Fayette County last year.

“It’s amazing how the kids can really minister,” said Kristen Moore, a Newnanite who is working with the choir. She said she is praying God will use the children to revive churches in America.

“They don’t understand how God is using them, but He is using them in a mighty way,” Moore said.

The choir is part of the ministry of Pennies for Posho. Contributions to the ministry may be sent to Pennies for Posho, 1289 McKinley Rd., Zebulon, GA 30295.





More Local

State chief presents award to Moreland Elementary

Moreland Elementary School was abuzz Friday morning, as State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited to present the teachers, staff, a ... Read More


Scottish vote keeps nation part of U.K.

When 55 percent of Scottish voters cast their ballots to remain part of the United Kingdom, Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was surprised – b ... Read More


World War II POW shares memories

Ceremonies held at Veterans Memorial Plaza

Clyde Aubrey Burnette, a prisoner of war during World War II, rose to the podium at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Newnan on Friday and shared h ... Read More


Coweta-Fayette EMC offers reward after recent vandalism

Coweta-Fayette EMC is offering a reward for any information which may lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the recent vandalism ... Read More


When asked for a lift, suspect fires gun

A Coweta County man found himself running for safety early Friday after another man, whom the victim expected was giving him a ride, pulled ... Read More

Three area high schools celebrating homecoming next week

Next week will be a busy one for Coweta County, as Newnan High School, East Coweta High School and The Heritage School are all holding their ... Read More