Togo’s poverty remains its downfall, creating a situation where it is vulnerable to child traffickers and Muslim takeover. Christians tend to convert if they can find jobs with wealthy Muslim businesses. However, Christianity is steadily growing there through all of its denominations. Awana Togo is a part of that growth; it 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 Togo
There are almost 3 million children in Togo today under the age of 15, with more than half the population being under 19. To reach the children of Togo is to reach the heart of Togo itself! Many children are vulnerable as orphans and have been enslaved in trafficking. They are brought to urban areas or taken out of the country altogether. Awana Togo can help to meet that challenge by coming alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1986, 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 Togo reaches 1,534 children with the gospel in their heart language through 14 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Togo
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 Togo’s newly emerging Christian church. Some denominations have trained pastors serving in only half the churches. Awana Togo 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 Togo
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 Togo, 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 Togo with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 14