OUR PURPOSE

Mwangaza Children’s Choir (pronounced m-wahn-GAH-zah) is an inspiring group of hopeful and talented children, ages 8-12, who are dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song, dance, and testimony. Mwangaza is the Swahili word for “shining light.” The choir, which is based in Gaba, Uganda, tours as a ministry outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries to share a special message of hope through original Ugandan song and dance. In the process, the children seek to raise awareness of and resources for the churches, schools, orphanages, medical clinics and child sponsorships that have been established by Africa Renewal Ministries.

OUR HISTORY

The Mwangaza Children’s Choir was founded by Peter Kasirivu, pastor of Gaba Community Church and CEO of Africa Renewal Ministries. Pastor Peter sought to establish the choir in order to raise awareness of and resources for the churches, schools, orphanage, medical clinics and child sponsorships programs that have been established by Africa Renewal Ministries. Since its inception in 2004, ARM has sent out nine different choir tours across the western world. Mwangaza has performed six tours across the United States, as well as three tours in Holland and the Netherlands.

ACCOUNTABILITY

In Uganda, Africa Renewal Ministries is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). This is governed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs through the 1989 NGO Registration Act.

In addition to governmental standards, ARM is also a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), as a commitment to integrity through our finances.

In the United States, Africa Renewal Ministries is registered as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. This is governed by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).