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Christmas concert will feature local musicians, raise money for Watoto

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A Christmas concert featuring local musicians will be held this Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham. The concert is being held in support of Watoto Childcare Ministries of Kampala, Uganda.

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Musicians scheduled to perform are Erin Anderson, Bob Kohler, Randy Skow-Anderson, Susie Johnson, Laura Hagen, Del Hildebrandt, Deb Bruns, Abbi Pauiseth, Ruth Williamson and Linda Grefsrud.

Free will offerings will be accepted.

The concert is being given by the local mission team, which will travel to Uganda to build for Watoto.

Watoto's unique model builds villages instead of orphanages and has provided homes for more than 17,000 children and widows in Uganda since 1995.

Children are placed into a home setting with a house mother and this becomes their family for life. Each village has a school, community center, clinic and play areas.

Watoto also has a technical college, a library, and self-sustaining farming projects so that job training and opportunities are provided for the children in order for them to be self-supporting as they grow to adulthood.

More information will be available at the concert, or is online at www.watoto.com.

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