Malaysia is a divided country; one part is on the Malaysian Peninsula and the other on the island of Borneo. It is divided ethnically and spiritually as well. The native Malays are mostly forbidden to change from Islam to another religion, and the radical Islamist groups are constantly agitating for strict sharia law. Christianity in this context is difficult, but the churches show sensitivity in exercising their faith. Awana Malaysia can support them in multiple ways. It provides the churches there with a way to teach kids the incredible news of the gospel, equip leaders with discipleship, courage, and proven training methods, and change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Malaysia
There are over 8.5 million children in Malaysia today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. With the previous generation of Christians growing older, there needs to be importance placed in reaching the younger one. The Awana program, with its high-quality materials and solid, Biblical message, is a powerful tool for churches to reach their children. Since the first international Awana club began in Malaysia in 2001, 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 Malaysia reaches 490 children with the gospel through 11 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Malaysia
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 with courage and joy in spreading the gospel. 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.
Changing the World in Malaysia
What a powerful combination Awana is for the people of Malaysia and the rest of the Pacific Rim: solid, Biblical teaching for kids with trustworthy discipleship for adults. Many are coming to know the Lord and be discipled in a progressive manner through the Awana program. It’s a program that works across many demographics and denominations. Together, this combination can change the world within a church, a community, and a country.
You can join Awana in changing the world in Malaysia!
- Total Number of Clubs: 11