The film MORE , a Christian documentary movie, shares stories that need to be told because God is doing incredible things around the world. Experience the hearts of passionate kids and leaders as they spread the gospel and God’s Word through the ministry of Awana.
Over the course of five months film crews from Relentless and Awana traveled to seven different global destinations to gather stories, to see what God is doing throughout the world. The result of these travels is a collection of stories and interviews that could create countless documentaries, and what we discovered is that God is using Awana to do so much MORE than we even imagined.
In Nepal, we met a beautiful young girl named Asmita who has been forever changed through the Gospel. Asmita’s dedication to the Lord was made possible because loving pastors and leaders saw that Asmita had value beyond her circumstances.
In Appleton, Wisconsin, a woman named Kris heads up children’s ministry at her church. Kris sees Awana as a primary means of discipleship and an invaluable method for ingraining a Biblical worldview in the children and students in her ministry.
Yohana works with Tanzanian pastors and leaders throughout the country, including in some very difficult places. We travel with Yohana to a refugee camp where the Gospel is working in the lives of families who hope beyond their circumstances.
In a mega church in Anchorage, Alaska, a father named Bryan intentionally takes time out of his schedule to disciple a room of young men. Bryan understands the importance of discipleship in shaping the next generation and sees the Awana ministry as a means to make lifelong disciples.
In the crowded streets of Manila, along its canals and open sewers, the Gospel is spreading. It’s here that teenagers have taken on the mission of running Awana clubs for those who the locals call informal settlers or “street kids.” The results are teens leading new ministry to youth and families throughout the Philippines.
We traveled to Nepal where culture is defined by Hinduism and Buddhism. Idols, temples, and altars for sacrifice can be found throughout the cities and countryside. Even in the midst of this spiritual darkness, in the midst of the oppression felt by the Christians in Nepal, we found that the Gospel is flourishing!
After Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated areas of the Philippines in 2013, Zoilo led Awana in international relief efforts to care for the churches and communities of Tacloban and the surrounding areas. Zoilo rallied support from believers and Awana churches in both South Korea and the U.S. to offer continual assistance to families in the area—providing clothing, funds, and rebuilding homes.
Charles’ passion to see souls redeemed and his joy at seeing the Gospel change lives are infectious. He is seemingly tireless in his efforts to invest in local pastors, leaders, parents, and other volunteers in order that they may reach more kids with the Gospel—not only here in Rwanda, but through East Africa.