Our Missionaries

 

Please visit their site at: http://fourcornersawana.org/

Joe & Jill Cook

P.O. Box 97
Beyers, CO 80103
(303) 317-8974
josephc@awana.org

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

 Joe grew up in the Awana ministry in North Platte, Nebraska. He competed nationally as a Shipmate (former high school program). He has been an Awana leader for 33 years. Joe moved to Colorado after high school to attend college where he met his wife, Jill, who has been an Awana leader for 25 years. They have been married 32 years and have five grown children: Joy (married to Tom Womack. They have a daughter, Julia, and another daughter on the way), Jonathan (married to Kara Wester), Jenna, Jaella, and Jillian. All five children have received their Citation awards and have either attended or are currently attending Moody Bible Institute.

Joe and Jill had been asked to be Awana missionaries for ten years, but knew it was not their season to do this yet. When Awana discontinued the camping ministry in 2006, Joe and Jill felt called to continue the camping ministry. God put together a camp ministry board and Rocky Mountain Honors Camp was born. While attending a camp director’s meeting in Chicago at Awana Headquarters in March of 2010, Joe and Jill were invited to attend Awana’s Wednesday morning ministry meeting. It was during this meeting that Joe and Jill felt the call to become Awana missionaries. In October of 2010 they went to Missionary Candidate School and began their Awana missionary adventure with deputation. On March 1, 2012, they became full-time Awana missionaries with an emphasis on Care for the churches in Colorado that have Awana, and for those wanting to start an Awana club in their church.

They are so excited to be on board and look forward to what God will do in the state of Colorado and the entire United States to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.

Like all other Awana Missionaries, Joe & Jill are faith-supported missionaries, completely dependent on the gifts of God’s people in the area they serve for their living needs and work funds. Please click here for more information and ways to help support the Cooks’s minstry.

The Cooks’s and their Ministry Teams serve the churches in Eastern Colorado that have Awana programs. Together with the other Awana Missionaries in Colorado and Utah, they provide support, troubleshooting, and care to the Awana churches. In addition, they provide refresher basic trainings to existing Awana churches and help churches without the Awana ministry get started using Awana to reach their boys, girls, and youth with the gospel and train them to serve him.