Dear AWANA Families,
The AWANA year is almost done and this is NOT ending the way we thought it would. We are completely blown away by how things are so different, and yet God is not surprised at all. He was already preparing these days for us long ago and He is with us as we go through them. How are you using this time? We know that it is probably very difficult. We've been challenged by the phrase, "Bloom where you are quarantined." That seems pretty impossible. And we know that it is, unless you have God's strength to help you through it.
Easter is one of the main times that we remember God's power. It was His power that allowed Jesus to rise again. And He promises us the same strength through the Holy Spirit at work inside us. This can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A relationship with Him isn't a crutch or something for weak people. On the contrary, it answers some of the deepest questions in life. If this is something you want to talk more about, please let us know, as we truly believe and follow what we live and say. And if you want to know more without talking to anyone at first, Denali Bible Chapel made a "News Show" called "The Resurrection Reports" for Easter and we would encourage you to watch that here.
On a different note, Mr. Ivan made a video of our AWANA opening program and he even had 3 Sparks volunteers to hold the signs! Boy their hands are sure tired! Just kidding. You can see his video here.
We are praying for you all and want you to know that we care and are willing to help you in whatever ways you need.
Your AWANA Commanders
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