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From Animation to Transformation: Superbook Leads Kids to Jesus

How can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? (Romans 10:14)

Within the vibrant communities and the quiet corners of the world, stories of faith and transformation emerge. At the heart of one such story is Kushi, a 10-year-old girl whose journey of faith has touched the lives of many around her, proving that even the youngest among us can be mighty prayer warriors.

Kushi’s journey with God began in an after-school program sponsored by Orphan’s Promise, where the stories of CBN Animation’s Superbook inspired her to place faith in Christ. It was here, amidst friends and mentors, that Kushi discovered the power of prayer. “Superbook and the teachers here taught me to believe in God and pray for everyone,” Kushi shares with a bright smile.

Moved by the Bible episodes she watched, Kushi began to pray at home with her parents. It wasn’t long before her entire family was drawn into the journey, learning about Jesus Christ and making the decision to follow Him. “Kushi used to come home and tell us about the Superbook stories. We learned that Jesus said, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’”, says Shivratari, Kushi’s mother. “I slowly developed faith in God and started meditating on the Word of God. This gave me peace of mind. My husband and I finally decided to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.”

Kushi’s faith didn't stop there. She began to pray for her neighbors, her community—and witnessed miraculous answers. From helping a neighbor conceive after years of waiting for a child to seeing her own family blessed with a new home through a government housing program, Kushi’s prayers were a testament to her inspirational faith.

Today, Kushi dreams of becoming a Gospel singer, using her voice to spread the Word of God. “I enjoy playing piano for God’s glory, and I love worshipping Jesus Christ,” she says, her eyes sparkling with excitement.

Through Superbook, children are introduced to the Gospel in a relatable and engaging way. With over 2 billion views on YouTube and over 1 million decisions to follow Jesus through the app alone, Superbook is a powerful tool for sharing God’s love.

Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network, calls Superbook “the most effective evangelistic tool developed by CBN in over 60 years of ministry.” The reach and impact are undeniable, touching lives across the globe, just like Kushi’s.

Our partners play a crucial role in this mission, enabling us to bring the incredible stories of the Bible to children everywhere. Together, we are sowing seeds of faith that will grow and flourish, transforming lives and communities in the process.

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it (Isaiah 55:11). Kushi’s story is a living testament to this promise, a reminder of the powerful journey of faith that begins with experiencing the word of God and the story of Jesus.

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Inspired by an Animated Bible Story

14-year-old, Ju Ju, from Myanmar was walking across a bridge with a friend when two men attacked them. “They grabbed our shirts from behind and told us to kneel,” Ju Ju recalled. “I tried to run away, but one guy showed me his knife and said, ‘Sit down or I’ll kill you.’”   

As the men decided what to do with the girls, Ju Ju had a desperate thought. “I thought they would sell us to sex traffickers. I thought about jumping off the bridge even though I might die.”     

At that moment she remembered a CBN Superbook episode she had recently watched about Daniel. “In the Superbook story, God protected Daniel in the lion’s den. I prayed, ‘God, protect me. I don’t want to die.’ I did not stop praying.”
Ju Ju was a Buddhist. A friend had invited her to an after-school program supported by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise. While there she watched other Superbook episodes. As she crouched on the bridge, she wondered if God would deliver them like he had saved Daniel. Then one of the men turned and spoke to her. “He looked at me and told the other man to release us! He said we were too young and innocent. The other man agreed to let us go!”  

The next day, Ju Ju told her teacher what happened and asked if she could pray to become a Christian. “I almost died, but Jesus saved me from that dangerous situation. He is always with His children. I want Him to be near me all the time!” she said.

Ju Ju’s mom has also started praying to Jesus. And her younger siblings now go to Sunday School to watch Superbook too. “Superbook continues to help us to know God more,” she added. “I am so happy that I am His child. Thank you for bringing Superbook to us!”

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700 Club

Mom Chooses Life for Trisomy 18 Baby

“We did all those tests with the previous two, so we felt like our odds of that ever happening to us were, I mean, pretty much non-existent,” said Will Mortensen.  

Will and Sarah Mortensen had been looking forward to this day in November 2017. Sarah, 38 years old and 10 weeks pregnant, was getting the results of her prenatal screening. Having had two healthy children, the couple expected a good report. They’d also find out if their new addition was a boy or a girl. 

Sarah said, “I was just waiting at the phone to get that call, and sure enough got the call. My doctor said, 'Sarah I need to let you know your baby tested positive for Trisomy 18.' And right away I knew what that meant, basically my child wasn’t going to make it.”

Also known as Edward’s Syndrome, Trisomy 18 is a birth disorder in which babies carry an extra chromosome 18. Of those who do live full term, 90 to 95% don’t survive the first year. 

“I felt like, oh my gosh, I’m going to lose this child. How will I ever be the same? How will I be able to tell my other children? And how will this affect us, you know,” said Sarah. 

Before hanging up, there was still one thing Sarah needed to know. “I said, 'Wait a minute. What did it say that Will and I are having? Are we having a boy or girl?' And she said, 'a girl, Sarah.'"

Later that day, the couple met with Sarah’s doctor.  

Will said, “It was a shock. So, that's all I remember that moment, like learning that information, learning what it was, and preparing ourselves mentally for what could lie ahead. It was just a blur and just a shock.”

The couple were already familiar with Edward’s Syndrome. Each had friends whose babies had the disorder. One died in the womb. The other had numerous challenges. 

Will said, “I think my biggest fear was that like, you know, we're going to be that family that has to live with this, uh, situation where we've got two healthy kids we're trying to raise, but this third child that's requiring every ounce of our time and energy just to keep, you know, keep them alive and what's that going to do to our other children.”

At the doctor’s advice, they scheduled Sarah for an amniocentesis to verify the diagnosis and help them make an informed decision about whether to terminate the pregnancy. While abortion wasn’t an option, the couple wasn’t sure they had the faith to turn it over to God and trust Him for the outcome. At home the next day, Sarah poured her heart out to God. 

“I’m just crying out to him saying, 'Lord, I need a word, Lord, as to what me and Will are supposed to do.'” Sarah said at that moment God spoke to her through the voice of her unborn daughter. “Mommy, tell them to leave me alone. I’m just fine.”

Later, when Will came home from work, he said, "She was so excited when I got home. It was the first thing she said to me that we're not doing the amniocentesis. And I just said, 'God told me the same thing. We're not. That's awesome.' And we just had so much peace after that.”

Sarah cancelled the appointment. They even gave their daughter a name - “Lively Reign.” But now they wouldn’t know whether the baby had the disorder until she was born, if she lived that long. For the next 33 weeks the couple and their family prayed as Sarah continued getting checkups and numerous ultrasounds. Finally, the day came. 

On July 24, 2018, “Lively Reign” was delivered by C section. In the words of Sarah’s obstetrician, the baby was “perfect.” There was no sign of Edward’s Syndrome.

“And it was such a great moment because I just knew that the Lord had told me this was going to be the outcome,” said Sarah.  

Will said, “They put her up on the table, cleaning her off, blocking my view, and then they're finally like, 'okay, come dad.' So, I go over and I just saw, I just saw this beautiful tiny little baby. And I saw 10 fingers, 10 toes. And I just looked back to Sarah, and I was like, 'She looks great. We’re good.'”

“God gave me a miracle. He saved Lively,” said Sarah.  

Lively Reign is five years old and healthy in every way through the power of prayer. 

Will said, “I’m grateful for the blessings that we've received from the Lord. And that's...I just live in that.” 

“And God shows up for you. And if I can tell any parent out there to let God have the final say, gather your information, lay it at His feet, and expect to hear Him,” encouraged Sarah. 

700 Club

A Parent’s Heartache Turns to Joy

Not long after she was born, Kanak developed a slight swelling in her neck. By the time she was three, it had not stopped growing. 

Kanak’s mother said, “We took her to many hospitals. They said the swelling in this gland could eventually kill her if it wasn’t removed. It hurts her and makes her cry, and they said eventually it could swell so much that she would suffocate and die. My husband and I are so worried, but we do not have enough money for surgery.”

Kanak's mother had to take care of her around the clock, so she couldn’t work in the fields. She took Kanak out of school and feared she would get hurt every time she saw her playing. It even hurt for her to eat or drink.

“I love her so much,” said Kanak’s mother. “She is my little princess, but I cannot do anything to help her.”

When Kanak's parents heard about Operation Blessing’s Life Changing Surgeries Program, they reached out to us. Operation Blessing paid for her surgery.

“I am so happy and relieved,” said Kanak’s mother. “Now, she can eat and drink properly. She plays with her friends, and goes to school, and I have no fear she will get hurt. I am working in the fields again and earning a living. Thank you so much for your help. You saved my princess' life.”

CBN’s impact around the world


Daily prayers for people across the country

CBN’s prayer team prayed with over 1.2 million callers in 2022 alone, while also praying with people through email, social media channels, live chat on the website, and written correspondence.

Latin America

Highlighting testimonies of God’s faithfulness

Vida Dura or “Hard Life” stories are sourced throughout Latin America and produced in Spanish to reach a region with testimonies of people who hit rock bottom and turn to God for change. CBN has a prayer center in Latin America to support people through prayer and faith resources.


Serving in the wake of natural disasters

CBN's Operation Blessing was on the ground quickly in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey, providing much-needed food, relief supplies, and medical aid. After large-scale natural disasters, Operation Blessing strives to be the first to arrive, and the last to leave, tending to the needs long after the news cameras leave.

Ukraine and Poland

For 30 years, CBN has been serving the people of Ukraine

Through CBN’s Orphan’s Promise and Operation Blessing, we were able to quickly provide valuable resources soon after the conflict began, and we continue to support Ukrainian refugees.


Projected 135 million* watched a CBN program in 2022

CBN partners are reaching children around the world with the Gospel of Jesus through Superbook, a Bible-based animation series. In 2022 alone, children in 139 countries watched at least one episode of Superbook.

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