On the eastern coastland of Africa lies the country of Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries. Up to 80% of the population are subsistence farmers, wiped out if weather conditions aren’t right. The good news? The gospel is spreading through new government policies that work for freedom of religion. Awana Mozambique is a part of that change; 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 Mozambique
There are over 11 million children in Mozambique today under the age of 15, over 40% of the total population. To reach the children of Mozambique is to reach the entire country! Many children are illiterate and need engaging, visual materials, like those in the Awana program, that draw them into understanding the Bible. Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Mozambique is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. 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 Mozambique reaches 17,540 children with the gospel in their heart language through 117 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Mozambique
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 Mozambique’s emerging evangelical church. Most of the pastors have had no theological training, and many are illiterate. To support them, 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 Mozambique, 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 Mozambique
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 Mozambique, 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 Mozambique with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 117