CBN's 'Superbook' Airs on Top Indonesian Network

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CBN's "Superbook" will soon be seen on television screens in the world's largest Muslim country.

Some Indonesian school kids recently received a preview of the Emmy-nominated series.

Hoping to generate interest in the animated series, the CBN "Superbook" team is touring several schools in Indonesia.

Its host, Meidy, shares with Indonesian kids some values they can learn from the Bible stories, gives away souvenirs, and treats them to a sneak peak of this extraordinary kids' program.

"Superbook" has been translated into Bahasa, the Indonesian language. It premieres Sept. 14 on MNC TV -- Indonesia's third largest network. MNC runs 80 percent of the country's top children's programs.

CBN Indonesia Director Mark McClendon said the Superbook broadcast will be historic.

"Never before in missions do you have an opportunity like this where you can present Christ in the context of the Bible," he said. "It's amazing to see children from all religions hear the Gospel."

This is the first time "Superbook" is being promoted in the Christian schools in Indonesia. You can see the very enthusiastic response of the children.

But what's interesting is Indonesian Muslims are given the same opportunity to learn about God's word through animation.

"The Muslim parents say they like their children to learn the values they see in Christian children," Dr. Teresia Utami, principal at Gamaliel School, said. "They allow their children to study [the] Christian religion because they believe it is just like any other subject."

"I believe 'Superbook' will be a door for us to spread the Gospel among children here," Pastor Cenglyson Tjajadi, the school's chaplain, said. "They will have it in their hearts as they grow and they will believe Jesus."

The students gave their full attention as they watched the first "Superbook" episode. Not only were they delighted with the state-of-the-art animation,  they were also moved by the story.

"I pray that I will not fight anymore with my brother. And I will stop speaking bad words," one student, David, prayed.

"I am excited to see the salvation poem in Bahasa being sung by the children," McClendon shared. "No matter what religion."

CBN hopes the seeds planted in children's hearts will one day reap a bountiful harvest in Indonesia.

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