- Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
We take this quite literally. Although there is no guarantee that each child will follow the Lord when they are older, we feel that it is our responsibility to train them in the right way.
- Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalms 119:11)
The AWANA program seeks to instill the Word of God into the hearts of the little ones while they are young. That way it is fresh in their minds when faced with the temptations associated with life.
- I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. (Psalms 119:16)
AWANA makes it fun to memorize the Scripures. Our hope is that they won't forget it as they grow in life.