A world-class digital game-app
Guardians of Ancora offers an amazing virtual world that 6 to 11 year-olds can enter, and a place where the Bible stories come alive. It is created to be an environment where it is easy for faith to thrive. The app is free to download and play for mobile devices. There are no pay-walls, adverts or in-app purchases. Free means free!
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If you would like to know more about being a Gardiens d'Ancora partner, contact Maggie Barfield, the SUEW Ancora Mission Leader.
Created by Scripture Union (England and Wales), the vision is that, by 2020, 20 million children worldwide will have daily opportunities to discover Jesus and engage with the Bible through Gardiens d'Ancora. It is more than a simple app: players live the incredible adventures of the Bible, as they run, jump and explore their way around biblical locations. There are features for creative responses, praying, reading and listening to the Bible, watching videos, playing quizzes and reflecting on the meaning of stories of Jesus.
The name comes from the Latin word 'ancora', meaning 'anchor'. It is an ancient word, going back through Latin and Greek to the era of the Hittites! A secondary meaning for 'ancora' is 'support' or, sometimes, 'hope'. The name brings these positive qualities to the game and to the city of Ancora, where players are introduced to positive Biblical themes and values.
All SU global Movements are warmly invited to be part of that vision by encouraging children in their region to play the app and by using it in their mission and ministry activity. A global movement can be a ‘language localisation partner’ and work with SUEW to have the app in your own language; or an ‘English-speaking partner’ where you will use the app in English, while having access to resources and information from SUEW.
For more information, click on the links below:
- England and Wales (English-speaking): www.guardiansofancora.com
- England and Wales (Welsh-speaking): www.arwyrancora.com
- USA: www.guardiansofancora.org
- South Africa: www.guardiansofancora.org.za
- Canada: www.guardiansofancora.com
- Solomon Islands: www.guardiansofancora.com
- South Sudan: https://southsudan.guardiansofancora.com
- Rwanda: https://rwanda.guardiansofancora.com
- Republic of Ireland: www.guardiansofancora.com
- New Zealand: www.guardiansofancora.com
- Ghana: https://ghana.guardiansofancora.com
- Namibia: www.guardiansofancora.com
- Kenya: https://kenya.guardiansofancora.com
- Malawi: https://malawi.guardiansofancora.com
- Botswana: https://botswana.guardiansofancora.com
- Trinidad and Tobago: https://tt.guardiansofancora.com
- Brazil and Portuguese-speaking countries: www.guardioesdaancora.com
- Kosova and Albanian-speaking countries: www.rojetngaankora.net
- Serbia: www.cuvariankore.com
- Zulu: www.guardiansofancora.org.za
- Other English-speaking countries: www.guardiansofancora.com
- Australia not yet live
- Spanish-speaking countries not yet live