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Reach Kids

Awana reaches kids where they're at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Check out all our evangelism and discipleship resources here.

Get Involved

Be a voice. Volunteer with a local missionary. Donate generously. Join our staff. Connect through social media. There are lots of ways to get involved in the work God is doing through Awana!

Change the World

Kids lives are transformed. Families become stronger and churches build community through active involvement in Awana. Check out our Stories page to see what God is doing in lives around the world. Partner with Awana missionaries in more than 100 countries to reach more kids with the gospel.

Equip Leaders

Look here for proven resources and relevant training to help shape leaders who impact their home, church and community for Christ.

Ecuador

Ecuador can be described with A, B, and C: the Amerindians are close to half of the population, bananas are one of the major exports, and Catholicism is firmly entrenched. This differs in the native population of Quichua people (called Quechua elsewhere in South America), where the gospel of Christ has brought hope and life to more than 50% of the people in some areas. The extreme growth rate results from the translation of solid Bible materials, like the Awana program, into the Quichua language. Awana exists in Ecuador to reach kids with the incredible news of the gospel, equip leaders there with courage and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more. 

Reaching Kids in Ecuador
There are over 4.5 million children in Ecuador today under the age of 15, many of whom need to work rather than attend school. They benefit from Awana program materials that are visually interesting and age-appropriate. Awana Ecuador is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1988, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created specially by Him!

Every week, Awana Ecuador reaches 4,927 children with the gospel in their heart languages through 73 clubs.

Equipping Leaders in Ecuador
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, a need particularly felt in Ecuador’s emerging evangelical church. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is 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.

In Ecuador, there are two missionary couples serving the churches with Awana clubs. They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.

Changing the World in Ecuador
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in Ecuador may have few outlets for enjoyment. When a church starts the Awana program, 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 Ecuador with the gospel and equip more leaders there.

You can join Awana in changing the world!

Start by joining Awana right now with Get Involved.
Learn more about how your church can join Awana and its ministry in Ecuador or around the world with Awana GO.

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Region Overview

  • Total Number of Clubs: 73
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