The islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis used to produce most of the world’s sugar; when prices plummeted, tourism became the primary industry. Over 90% of the inhabitants claim to be Christian, and certainly Christian churches abound. However, their effectiveness is small, and growth appears to be lacking. The churches of Saint Kitts and Nevis need solid Biblical materials for children and good training for leadership—two hallmarks of the Awana ministry. Awana exists in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis
There are just over 11,000 children in Saint Kitts and Nevis today under the age of 15. Many girls become pregnant out of wedlock, and almost half of all households are missing a father. Awana Saint Kitts and Nevis is able to come alongside through local churches to help with their needs through leadership trained to work with children and mentor them in the Christian faith. Since the first club began there in 2012, 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis reaches 40 children with the gospel in their heart language through 1 club.
Equipping Leaders in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it disciples the rest of the church through equipping and training the Awana club leaders, a need particularly felt in Saint Kitts and Nevis’s single-parent families. 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. Children in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
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- Total Number of Clubs: 1