Awana is a mission organization born in the passion of children’s ministry in the 1950s. It is currently being implemented in 108 countries around the world. It has grown to about 12,000 clubs in the United States, and 600,000 children attend church every week I am being nurtured. In Korea, about 80 churches are currently conducting the program. In this newsletter, I would like to help the saints’ understanding through the introduction of the Awana program.

 The name of AWANA
It is the name after 2 Timothy 2:15 which means ‘Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed’.

History of AWANA
The founder of this ministry was Altruha, who had faith in the gospel through Paul Laddor, evangelist, and challenged the ministry of children through Lance Random, and was the Sunday School ministry of the Gospel Church of Chicago. He was dressed in red, yellow, blue, and green uniforms to give the Sunday School children a sense of community that was lacking at the time. In 1943, the Awana ministry began to be introduced outside of Chicago, and in the 1940s, the Awana ministry became an official name.

AWANA’s Purpose
It is aimed at the salvation and training of the children and it is the program that emphasizes the recitation of the Bible. Through this program, children will recite about 60-90 verse verses a year.