Honduras, the land of the disappearing languages. A number of the country’s indigenous peoples are abandoning their tribal languages for English and Spanish, leading to an increased ability to share the gospel with them. Solid Biblical materials, like in the Awana program, have caused steady growth for the church in Honduras. Awana exists in Honduras 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 Honduras
There are almost 3 million children in Honduras today under the age of 15, many of whom are in poverty. In fact, Honduras has the largest amount of homeless children in Latin America, and they face horrific situations through capture and murder. Perhaps as a result, churches are especially interested in children’s ministry. Awana Honduras is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1987, 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 Honduras reaches 18,240 children with the gospel in their heart language through 152 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Honduras
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 Honduras’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.
In Honduras, there is one coordinator couple serving the churches with Awana clubs. They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.
Changing the World in Honduras
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in Honduras 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 Honduras with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 152