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Superbook: New Hope for Russia’s Children

Led to Christ by CBN’s original Superbook 20 years ago, Marianna returns to her native Russia as a missionary Read Transcript


Reporter: RICK AND

MERIANA ARE MISSIONARIES IN

THE REMOTE FAR EAST OF

RUSSIA, NOT FAR FROM THE

ARCTIC CIRCLE.

THEY WORK WITH A PEOPLE

GROUP KNOWN AS THE AVANKI.

MOST LIVE FAR FROM HOME

RAISING REINDEER.

WHILE MOTHERS TAKE CARE OF

THE HOUSEHOLDS, CHILDREN ARE

TYPICALLY LEFT ALONE.

IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN I

THINK ABOUT THESE KIDS, AND

THE FACT THAT NOBODY CARES

FOR THEM.

I KNOW HOW MUCH THEY NEED

LOVE.

Reporter: MERIANA KNOWS

SHARING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST WITH THESE CHILDREN

AND FAMILIES IS IMPORTANT.

SHE, HERSELF, GREW UP NEVER

EVEN HEARING ABOUT GOD.

BECAUSE IN THE SOVIET UNION,

PRACTICING ANY ORGANIZED

RELIGION WAS FORBIDDEN.

BUT MERIANA KNEW THERE WAS

MORE.

I FELT AS IF THERE WAS

SOMEBODY BESIDE ME.

IT WAS LIKE I I WAS

SEARCHING FOR HIM WITH MY

HEART.

I SAID, I DON'T KNOW YOU

NAME OR WHO YOU ARE, BUT

PLEASE HELP ME LEARN ABOUT

YOU.

Reporter: AND THEN SHE

AND HER BROTHER SAW A

CARTOON ON TELEVISION.

IT WAS CBN'S ORIGINAL

"SUPERBOOK."

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

THEY TALKED ABOUT GOD AND

ABOUT WHO JESUS WAS.

THEY EVEN PROMISED TO SEND A

BOOKLET ABOUT JESUS TO

ANYBODY WHO WROTE A LETTER.

Reporter: MERIANA WROTE

TO CBN, AND SOON RECEIVED A

BOOKLET THAT CHANGE HER LIFE

FOREVER.

I IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTOOD

THAT JESUS DIED FOR ME.

THAT IS WHY I PRAYED THE

PRAYER WRITTEN IN THE

BOOKLET.

Reporter: MERIANA KEPT

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK" TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD.

NOW SHE SHOWS THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK" TO HER FAMILY.

MY KIDS ENJOY "SUPERBOOK"

VERY MUCH, AND WATCH THIS

CARTOON WITH GREAT DELIGHT.

Reporter: SHE PLANS TO

SHOW THE CARTOONS TO THE

AVENKI CHILDREN, TOO.

WE GET THEM SO I CAN SHOW

THEM TO ALL OF THE CHILDREN

HERE.

I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I

LEARNED THEY WERE MAKING NEW

"SUPERBOOK" CARTOONS.

I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

THIS CARTOON.

IT SAVED ME, AND IT MEANS A

LOT TO CHILDREN.

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.

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