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Tyler, TX (KYTX) -- You won't see a performance like theirs at every Smith County Commissioner's Court meeting.

"I feel comfortable whenever I am singing," Milly, a 13-year-old in the Uganda Children's Choir, said.

The 13 members of Parental Care Ministries Uganda Children's Choir belted out worship songs Tuesday morning without missing a beat. This is their first time outside of Uganda, and on U.S. soil.

Parental Care Ministries works to give this group a better future. The trip to America is a gift to expose them to things they've never experienced before, like cookies, donuts, and elevators.

"I could see tears in their eyes as they knew what was going on, and they asked me how we came to do this," Pastor Emmy, who helped created PCM and lives in Uganda, said.

Pastor Emmy and his wife "Supermom" as they are known by the kids, started PCM after being raised in broken homes and having the urge to spread God's word.

In 2007 they met Monica Barret in Africa.

"I remember telling her, I feel the Lord put me here for the purpose of meeting you," Pastor Emmy said.

Today PCM cares for and educates more than 1600 children in Uganda.

"It's $35 a month to sponsor a child. That includes their food, clothing, and being taught by good teachers," Monica Barret, Director of PCM, said.

Some of these kids have dreams as big as their hearts.

"I want to be a doctor and a singer at the same time," Milly said.

The group is here in East Texas until May. A full schedule of events can be found under the hot button tab.

 

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