Pastor Cosmas Bwalya of In Christ Church of God in Chibuluma is full of praise for AWANA because of the way it has helped his church grow in the last year. Before the AWANA program was introduced in his church, attendance was 87 of which 17 were children. In October 2010, three of his members attended AWANA. “In the last one year we have reached out to 317 people with the message of salvation through AWANA. 167 are children” said Pastor Cosmas. He further stated, “Parents are being evangelized to by their children and are being converted through AWANA.” Church attendance today is 167 and 80 are children. Pastor Cosmas’ church is a model of what happens when you have an effective children’s ministry. “Children have a unique grace for the development of the Kingdom of God. We do not wait for their future leadership, but this is the right time to engage them in the ministry” concluded Cosmas.
Photo:Pastor Cosmas Bwalya about AWANA at church network mentors meeting in Chibuluma sharing