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Choir brings message of charity

The World International Children's Choir will perform at both the First Baptist and Salem Baptist churches on Sunday.

The World International Children’s Choir will perform at First Baptist Church in Troy and Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge on Sunday.

The choir will be at the 10:15 a.m. service at First Baptist and the 6 p.m. service at Salem.

The choir is composed of 14 orphaned and disadvantaged children from Nepal, Uganda and the Philippines.

Ursla Bryant, a children’s coordinator at Salem, said the World International Children’s Choir travels across the United States as a part of the World Help association for 10 months, putting a voice and face to the desperate needs of children whose lives have been devastated by civil war, famine, poverty, unclean water and preventable diseases.

“The mission of the World International Children’s Choir is not to raise money but to raise awareness of the poverty and hardships of the people in their countries,” Bryant said.

Bart Culpepper, First Baptist worship minister, said the international children’s choir will bring a new, fresh light to the message of the gospel.

“Along with the message of Christ, the choir will also focus on the need for clean, pure water in their countries, which are struggling to have this luxury,” Culpepper said.

The choir will travel to Brundidge Sunday afternoon for its 6 p.m. performance.

“We have moved our Fall Festival to Sunday night so the children in the choir can participate with our children,” Bryant said. “On Monday, we will have meals for them at the church and several activities are planned.”

Visitors are invited to both services.