Steve & Pam Schenk, Awana Missionaries
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2:15
Since 1950 Awana has helped churches and parents raise young people who know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Each of the 30,000 clubs around the world emphasizes the same three things:
1. Young people hear the gospel message
2. They memorize, study and read God’s Word
3. And they have fun!
We have the privilege of serving as full-time Awana missionaries in our home state of Ohio. Since we answered God’s call to the ministry in 1998 He has blessed us with much spiritual fruit as we present the gospel to thousands of people each year and as we serve over 400 churches with Awana clubs.
We are counting on your faithfulness to help us sow the seeds of the gospel among young people who are without hope for eternity.
Christ alone can meet their needs.
This past year we have seen the Lord accomplish much; yet we know that the present blessings will pale in comparison to those in eternity.
That all children and youth throughout the world will come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
The greatest need for young people today is a personal relationship with Christ. Our prayer is that God will use our ministry through Awana to introduce them to the Savior so that they will trust Him and continue to serve Him forever. We are preparing them for eternity and also preparing them to live their lives here and now in Ohio.
To be a strategic partner with churches and ministries in a global effort to ensure the opportunity for all children and youth to be evangelized and discipled in Christ.
We stand alongside the local church to help them fulfill the great commission in their neighborhood. The mission field is right outside our doors and the field is white for harvest! We know you want to continue to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ. When you partner with us you can expand your impact beyond the walls of your local church.
To work with our ministry partners in creating and disseminating integrated programs, tools and training that equip leaders to evangelize and disciple children and youth for Christ.
Our programs focus on proclaiming the gospel through age-appropriate worship, learning God’s Word through a systematic Scripture memory program, and creating excitement to attract young people and their friends. We also help churches provide service opportunities by training and equipping workers.
We pray that you would be rich towards God by investing in these eternal things.
All Awana missionaries are 100 percent faith supported. God provides the resources for our ministry and living expenses through the faithfulness of those churches and individuals who become partners with us.
Our current ministry need is $7,000 per month which includes travel, office expenses, supplies and a family allowance. Our current support level is $6,350, or 91% of the full amount to allow us to serve full-time.
Partners who donate to our ministry through Awana know that their contribution is being used to further the cause of Christ across the state. They will receive monthly updates from us sharing our blessings and prayer requests. Your giving will be a blessing to us, and you will be blessed in return.
All checks should be made out to "Awana". The first donation can be sent to us and we will ensure it is credited to our ministry; then each month you will receive a receipt and prayer update from Awana (in addition to our letter). You can return the receipt with your next donation.