I started volunteering with AWANA nine years ago when my son Tucker was finally old enough to be in Puggles. My nephew was a handful so I started in Cubbies as a listener. After being involved with the program, I could see how excited the children were to learn their verses and earn their patches. The children were learning about Jesus and feeling the love from the volunteers. I continued so that I could be a part of this. Over the years, I have seen so many siblings come through and becoming active teens in the church. I continue to do this because I love these children and I believe that we make a difference in their spiritual journey.
What is AWANA? AWANA is an anacronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. “Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.
We welcome all children member or the church or not. Here are the different clubs and the ages of the children.
Puggles (18 months through age 2)
Cubbies (Ages Threes and Fours)
Sparks (Kindergarten through 2nd Grades)
T&T’s (3rd through 5th Grades)
This month is November and church provides Thanksgiving meals to families. Our kids in each club decided on something to bring that can be added to what is given to the families. This gives the children to be apart of the giving process and join the adults in missions’ activities.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”