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When Children See a Happy World

By Matt Vilkas and Pearl Ganta, The 700 Club

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In a small village just outside Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, Terry Meeuwsen met 12-year-old Shankar and his 9-year-old brother, Salem. Shankar and Salem live a simple life with their parents, who have been unable to speak since birth.

“Our parents make little sounds and use their hands to talk to us,” explains Shankar.

The brothers like to watch television in their spare time, but one day their set wouldn’t work, so they went to their uncle’s house to watch TV. When they got there, they watched CBN’s children’s program, Happy World.  They made sure they saw it every week.

“I love Jesus,” says Shankar, “because He gave His life and was crucified for our sins.”

“I learned that I should obey my parents and help them when I can,” adds Shankar. “I also learned to not fight with my friends or say bad things to them.”

“When I saw how my brother had changed, I also wanted to know more about Jesus and go to church,” says Salem. 

Shankar and Salem were excited to find out more about Jesus, so they sat down and wrote letters to CBN’s office in Nepal.

Since the show has been on the past year, CBN has received literally thousands of letters from children and their parents – from Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims – and people who are just curious to know more about Jesus.

Now Shankar and Salem are urging all their friends to watch CBN’s Happy World.

“I tell my friends about Happy World, because I want my friends to go to heaven with me. If they see the program, they can learn how to live with Jesus forever,” says Shankar excitedly.

Salem adds, “I have learned many things about God. Thank you, Happy World!”

Thank you, CBN Partners. You have changed the lives of two young brothers by sharing with them God’s love – and now they are sharing God’s love with their family and friends! If you are not yet a partner, please join today. For just $20 a month, 65 cents a day, you will be changing lives for eternity. Please join today.


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