Grassroots efforts have spread Christianity in this Buddhist nation torn apart by civil war. Although Sri Lankans do not generally trust Westerners, national Christian groups have flourished in recent years. Awana exists in Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka
There are over 5 million children in Sri Lanka today under the age of 15. Malnutrition, abuse, and sex trafficking increasingly endanger them. Awana Sri Lanka offers learning through fun activities and trained leaders, and it is able to work through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1992, 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 Sri Lanka reaches 8,318 children with the gospel through 179 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Sri Lanka
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, and discipleship is key for the Christian minority in Sri Lanka. 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 Sri Lanka, there is one missionary couple serving the churches with Awana clubs. They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.
Changing the World in Sri Lanka
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. When a church in Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
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- Total Number of Clubs: 179