Although landlocked within South America, Paraguay isn’t shut to the gospel. German and Korean believers have brought evangelical Christianity to many here, especially the original tribal peoples. Bible translation and solid Biblical materials, like in the Awana program, have caused steady growth for the church. Awana exists in Paraguay 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 Paraguay
There are over 1.5 million children in Paraguay 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 Paraguay is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1985, 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 Paraguay reaches 16,505 children with the gospel in their heart language through 331 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Paraguay
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 Paraguay’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.
Changing the World in Paraguay
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in Paraguay 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 Paraguay with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
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- Total Number of Clubs: 331