With both French and English being the official languages, Cameroon has many opportunities to be reached with the gospel. However, deep divisions exist among Christians and Muslims, French-speaking and English-speaking. With all these extremes, the challenge of Christian ministries is to bring peace with the gospel message. Awana Cameroon is a part of that mission; it exists to reach kids with the straightforward news of the gospel, equip leaders there with mentorship, courage, and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Cameroon
There are almost 10 million children in Cameroon today under the age of 15. The median age is not much further off at 18, so young people are the majority of the population. They need mentors grounded in God’s Word so they can in turn become godly leaders themselves in time. Awana Cameroon can meet that challenge by coming alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1992, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana Cameroon reaches 1,325 children with the gospel in their heart languages through 32 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Cameroon
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. Yet it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, an essential need in Cameroon’s Christian church. High levels of political corruption mean that people struggle to believe their leaders, which affects church leadership as well. Awana Cameroon reaches out with training to support the churches: each Awana program is built upon leadership trained to reach children, like those who use our Leader-Based Strategy (LBS) curriculum.
National missionaries, who understand the complexity of their countries, assist the churches which use the Awana program.
Changing the World in Cameroon
Countries in Africa are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. When a church starts the Awana program in Cameroon, children have a meaningful and fun place to go as they learn about the gospel. Adults are discipled and trained to make more disciples. Awana seeks to reach more children in Cameroon with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 32