A split from Sudan in 2011 created the new country of South Sudan. More stable than its mother country, South Sudan has benefitted from courageous Christian missionaries. The massive growth of Christianity, climbing as high as 80% of the people, shows that they have found peace amid the country’s conflicts. Coming alongside the churches, Awana South Sudan exists to reach kids with the straightforward news of the gospel, equip leaders there with mentorship, courage, and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in South Sudan
There are over 5 million children in South Sudan today under the age of 15. Many of them have been displaced due to the violence that can easily escalate in a country that has known only war for recent years. Ministry is extremely challenging in a climate such as this. Awana South Sudan can help to meet that challenge by coming alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 2011, 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 South Sudan reaches 500 children with the gospel through 4 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in South Sudan
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. Yet it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, an essential need in South Sudan’s newly emerging Christian church. Awana South Sudan reaches out with training to support each church’s leaders: each Awana program is built upon leadership 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 South Sudan
Countries in Africa are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. When a church starts the Awana program in South Sudan, children have a meaningful, safe, 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 South Sudan with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 4