We have an exciting ministry in our church called, Awana. It’s exciting because of what it offers kids from 4 years old to 12thgrade, but it’s also exciting because of what it offers our entire church. It offers us an opportunity to become involved in the trenches of ministering God’s word in the richest of all mission fields, children and youth. Statistics show that the large majority of those who profess faith in Christ, came to that faith as children or youth. As a matter of fact, statistics bear out that if a person isn’t converted by the time he becomes an adult, the likelihood of his ever being converted goes way down. Awana has provided us with a perfect framework to invest our energies and resources into a very fruitful ministry. Tonight, we will begin a new season of Awana, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do, both in the lives of the kids, and in the lives of the adults who serve in this ministry.