The most secular nation in South America, Uruguay has had separation of church and state since 1918. Today, the fastest growing religion is a merge of spiritism from different countries. Yet, evangelical Christianity is growing as well. The churches of Uruguay need solid Biblical materials for children and good training for leadership—two hallmarks of the Awana ministry. Awana exists in Uruguay 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 Uruguay
There are over 700,000 children in Uruguay today under the age of 15. Most of them enjoy some of the highest rates of literacy and access to good education throughout Latin America. They need program materials that echo the same high standards that they receive through their schools—materials like those in the Awana program. Awana Uruguay is able to come alongside through local churches to help with these needs. Since the first club began there in 1981, 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 Uruguay reaches 2,582 children with the gospel in their heart language through 51 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Uruguay
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 Uruguay’s growing 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 Uruguay
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in Uruguay 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 Uruguay with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 51