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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.

El Salvador

El Salvador: “the Savior” in Spanish. True to its name, this small Latin American nation, known for its coffee crop, is producing a harvest of another kind. The evangelical church is bursting with new converts, growing from 2.3% in 1960 to over 30% of the population in 2010.  Yet, it needs solid Biblical materials for children and good training for leadership—two hallmarks of the Awana ministry. Awana exists in El Salvador 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 El Salvador
There are over 1.7 million children in El Salvador today under the age of 15. Because of high unemployment rates, many children do not have fathers in the home as the men have sought employment in the U.S.  Once they become teenagers, boys without fathers in the home tend to join powerful gangs. Women need their churches to help them in teaching and discipling their children. Awana El Salvador is able to come alongside through local churches to help with these needs. Since the first club began there in 1993, 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 El Salvador reaches 409 children with the gospel in their heart language through 5 clubs.

Equipping Leaders in El Salvador
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 El Salvador’s fast-growing 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 El Salvador, there is a global missionary serving the churches with Awana clubs. She helps the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.

Changing the World in El Salvador
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in El Salvador 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 El Salvador 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 El Salvador or around the world with Awana GO.

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Region Overview

  • Total Number of Clubs: 5
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