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 Guardians of 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.
If you would like to know more about being a Guardians of Ancorapartner, contact Maggie Barfield, the SUEW Ancora Mission Leader: [email protected]
For more information, click on the links below:
England and Wales (English-speaking) www.guardiansofancora.com
England and Wales (Welsh-speaking) www.arwyrancora.com
South Africa www.guardiansofancora.org.za
Solomon Islands www.guardiansofancora.com
South Sudan southsudan.guardiansofancora.com/
Republic of Ireland www.guardiansofancora.com
New Zealand www.guardiansofancora.com
Trinidad and Tobago tt.guardiansofancora.com/
Australia not yet live
Other English-speaking countries www.guardiansofancora.com
Brazil and Portuguese-speaking countries www.guardioesdaancora.com
Spanish-speaking countries not yet live
Kosova and Albanian-speaking countries www.rojetngaankora.net
Zulu: use www.guardiansofancora.org.za