The Awana Club in Bloomfield, sponsored by Community Bible Church, has been meeting at the Bloomfield Elementary School for five years now. Awana is a great group of kids starting with Cubbies ages 3&4, Sparks for grades K-2, and Truth and Training (T&T) for grades 3-6 who spend each Wednesday evening during the school year memorizing Scripture, enjoying games with friends, listening to a variety of speakers, singing songs and growing closer to God each week.
Every year the Bloomfield Awana Club adopts a mission and raises money to donate to at the end of Awana. The kids bring in a mission offering each week and are excited to help others. In past years the kids’ mission offerings have gone to buy livestock for a village in Africa, “Treasures” that are mp3 players with an audio Bible on it (CBC was able to purchase several in a variety of languages), and digging a well for a church planting missionary in Paraguay.
This year the Awana Club decided to make it their goal to help out Glad Tidings Bible Camp. The mission project was to raise money to help purchase a Lily Pad for the camp to put in “Lake Bob”, the pond that is on the camp’s property. Glad Tidings Bible Camp is a local camp here in Knox County. Awana kids earn shares during the year which they can use to go to camp there.
With the Awana year coming to an end on April 24, Pastor Mark McClintick and the Awana kids were able to present Glad Tiding’s camp director Gil Kimmons a check for $250 to buy a Lily Pad for “Lake Bob.”
This project would not be possible with out the generous Awana members that contributed and all the leaders and helpers that stepped forward to work with these kids who are so excited to learn about God.
The final night on April 24 will be an awards ceremony where all the hard work the kids have put in this year will be recognized.
For those who would like to be part of the fun or have children that would like to come, there is a picnic and registration at the city park each fall. The church office can be reached for those interested in more information. Stay updated by visiting the Awana website and Facebook page.