Characterized by many ethnicities, religions, and languages, Nepal is a diverse country. Now much more open to Christianity than in years past, Nepal is transitioning from a Hindu government to a secular one. This allows Christians, like those involved with Awana Nepal, to have increased opportunities in sharing the gospel. Awana exists in Nepal 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 Nepal
There are over 9 million children in Nepal today under the age of 15. Although foreign missionaries are still outlawed, there are incredible opportunities to reach children for the gospel through Nepalese churches. Awana Nepal is able to work through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1996, 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 Nepal reaches 49,074 children with the gospel in their heart languages through 1,794 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Nepal
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. 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 Nepal, there are eight missionaries or missionary couples serving the churches with Awana clubs.They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders. A national director provides training and oversight for the missionaries.
Changing the World in Nepal
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Sometimes children in Nepal have to labor alongside their parents instead of attending school. They 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 Nepal with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!