Years of war left Cambodia one of the world’s poorest countries. The suffering of the Cambodian people has, though, led to a great responsiveness to the gospel. Church growth over the last 20 years has been unprecedented, accomplished mainly through indigenous church planters and evangelists. Awana Cambodia can come alongside these churches to equip leaders with courage and proven training methods to share with kids the incredible news of the gospel and provide long-term discipleship, which changes the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Cambodia
There are nearly 5 million children in Cambodia today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. These children comprise nearly a third of the population and often find themselves in vulnerable situations. They desperately need to know the love and hope that only a life in Christ provides. The first club began there in 2016 and each week at club the gospel of Christ shows each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana Cambodia reaches 6,133 children with the gospel in their heart language through 108 clubs, through a program contextualized especially for their culture.
Equipping Leaders in Cambodia
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it also disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders to lead Bible lessons and discipleship groups with courage and joy in spreading the gospel. One of Awana’s specialties, leadership training is one of the highest needs in the Cambodian church. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is trained to reach children, like those who use our Leader-Based Strategy (LBS) curriculum.
Additionally, national leaders, who understand the complexity of their country, provide support and encouragement to the churches which use Awana’s program.
Changing the World in Cambodia
What a powerful combination Awana is for the people of Cambodia and the rest of the Pacific Rim: solid, Biblical teaching for kids with trustworthy discipleship for adults. Many are coming to know the Lord and are being discipled in a progressive manner through Awana’s program. It’s a program that works—across many demographics and denominations. Together, this combination can change a church, a community, and a country.
You can join God in changing Cambodia by partnering with Awana!
- Total Number of Clubs: 108