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Awana Honduras holds successful leadership conference

Newly trained leaders in Honduras 

Recently we saw God at work here in Honduras.

For weeks our National Awana office had been preparing for a leadership training conference, prayerfully calling churches in the area to invite Pastors and Leaders for the two evenings of meetings. Our speakers were Randy Newburn, Area Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Brion Frakes, Awana Missionary for Northwest Washington State.

Two days before the conference, we had thirty persons signed up.  Imagine our excitement when the number more than doubled the day before the conference and we had ninety registered attendees at the start of the first evening.  The following night there were ninety-seven.

This was a great group, and their enthusiasm was contagious.  These dear folks, some of whom have been serving with AWANA for years, listened attentively while Randy and Brion did a power point presentation of the training material.  Many of them later expressed their appreciation for the valuable things that they had learned.

A meal had been prepared for the half time break and there were many hands to help us serve the food and to clean up afterwards. Everyone was smiling.  It was that kind of an evening and, if anything, the second night was even better. We are confident that those who attended were greatly encouraged and energized.  They left with new enthusiasm for the work that God has given them.

These are hard times and money is short, but it was obvious to any observer here that the workers that God has raised up truly believe that “KIDS MATTER TO GOD.” May He continue to be glorified in the lives of our young people.


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