Two major religions, Christianity and Islam, hold sway in Tanzania. Tanzania’s good political leadership allows for freedom of religion, so Christian missionaries have been successful in a number of ways— even in reaching out to the Muslim community. Awana Tanzania provides a way for churches to bridge differences among communities and to teach about the reconciling work of Christ. It exists in Tanzania to reach kids with the incredible 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 Tanzania
There are over 22 million children in Tanzania today under the age of 15, almost half of the total population. To reach Tanzania’s children is to reach Tanzania itself! Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Tanzania is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 2007, 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 Tanzania reaches 222,296 children with the gospel in their heart languages through 1,935 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Tanzania
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 Tanzania’s evangelical church. Discipleship connects people to the church and gives them roles for service within the church and the community. 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 Tanzania, there are three missionary couples serving the churches with Awana clubs. They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.
Changing the World in Tanzania
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for church activities. 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 Tanzania with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
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- Total Number of Clubs: 1,935