Project 52: Week 16:Awana Grand Prix {Elk River, MN Photographer}

Project 52: Week 16:Awana Grand Prix {Elk River, MN Photographer}



I remember growing up and being in Awana’s.  It was a fun activity we went to that helped teach us the gospel of Christ.

A little background on Awana’s.

AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

The Awana club teaches the gospel of Christ to children from preschool though high school. (Cubbies ages 4, Sparks Grades K-2, Truth& Training (T&T) Grades 3-6, Youth Group Grades 7-12.)  Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets ( which are wonderful learning tools for this age group).  As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetic and life applications of the gospel.  Awana clubs meet weekly, with sessions being run by individuals with a passion for sharing their faith with children.  Awana offers fun, friendship, and serious Christian teaching that supports the teaching children are receiving at home and at church. Living their faith can be difficult for children, especially as they grow. Awana’s provides a comfortable place to learn and grown along with peers who share their faith. Awana’s also reaches out to un-churched youth, providing them with an enjoyable and comfortable introduction to Jesus. Awana’s is an excellent choice for parents who would like their children to learn Christian values while participating in a club.

It is amazing to see kids grow in the faith and reach to learn more and seek God.  I have had the privileged of being a leader this year.  This is a very rewarding experience as I see each child grow in their faith. For example I watched kids say one verse a week and then growing and being able to say multiple a night.

“E” has been in Awana’s for 3 years now.  This was his first year of doing the Awana Grand Prix. It was a lot of fun with lots of learning. Dad had never made a car like this so he did some research online.  We even learned more after his first race.  “E’ had a lot of fun watching his caterpillar car race (which he designed and painted).  If you know “E” he is all about bugs.  So if he didn’t pick a bug to make for a car I am not sure what he would have picked. We talked to “E” before we went to the race and told him that not every kid gets to win and that making his car and racing it was a fun activity to do.  He was one of the lucky ones to walk away with a trophy for design. His car didn’t win for speed as we had the weight in the wrong spot but it was a fast little bug. For his first year racing I was proud of him.  He was all excited to bring home his first trophy and now we have to get him a shelf to put it on.

Here we are half way through April. Week 17 will be coming next.   I would love it if you left me a comment below. Wink




  1. I used to help with AWANA at my church. The kids love it!

  2. Cute pics Sarah!!

  3. Awww…the caterpillar race car and ‘E’ are both adorable! So happy for him!

  4. This just made me smile so big!! What a great activity for your husband and son to build together. My hubby grew up in AWANA too 🙂

  5. Awe, so cute! Love the caterpillar race car!

  6. Love AWANA. That caterpillar car is very creative. I love it!

  7. AWANA sounds like such a great program, and how wonderful to be a leader! Congrats to E for winning for design 🙂

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