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3 KidMin Leader Resolutions

It’s resolution time! Yep, it’s that time of year again. Maybe you’ve already crafted one or two resolutions for the coming year. Maybe it’s making it to the gym more often or committing to read a certain number of books. I have made resolutions from year-to-year, and I have often wondered why some of my […]

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Celebrating Art Rorheim

Arthur R. “Art” Rorheim, Co-founder of Awana®, a leading global organization ministering to children and youth, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Oregon, Illinois. He was 99. Mr. Rorheim was born May 7, 1918 to Norwegian immigrants who eventually settled in Chicago near the future site of the North Side Gospel Center, the […]

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Hope In Hard Places: Meet Eleven-Year-Old Sophia

Hope In Hard Places: Meet Eleven-Year-Old Sophia

Childhood is fraught with silent risks, quietly eating away at boys and girls seeking to thrive. Even children who appear to live in safety and security are vulnerable. Eleven-Year-Old Sophia has a home and a family. She spends her days at school with friends. There is enough money to pay the bills, and more. Yet […]

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Hope In Hard Places: Meet Thirteen-Year-Old Musa

Hope In Hard Places: Meet Thirteen-Year-Old Musa

Around the world today, children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty. One billion children currently lack at least one life essential: clean water, food, shelter, access to healthcare. Imagine a child like thirteen-year-old Musa. Orphaned, Musa lives with his aunt when he is not on the streets; his […]

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