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Cartoon Pushes Back Against the Darkness

Our world is in serious moral and spiritual crisis and, sadly, children are suffering the consequences. The latest statistics from the U.S. alone are alarming:

  • Barely one-third of young teens (36%) believe that God exists and is the all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of the universe.
  • Nearly half don’t know if there is a God, don’t believe in His existence, or don’t care.
  • Most of the youngest teens (61%) either believe Jesus Christ sinned while He was on earth or hold open the possibility He did. *

Given the U.S. is the main exporter of influence, these trends do not bode well for the rest of the world.

This is critical because it is during these years that a person’s thinking is established. Dr. George Barna, in his latest book Raising Spiritual Champions, states, “A person’s worldview starts developing in the fifteen-month to eighteen-month age range and is largely in place by the age of thirteen. That’s the prime window of opportunity for discipleship.”*

It is no mystery that the type of media most attractive to this age range is animation. Animation transcends cultural boundaries and speaks to a child’s heart in a way no other medium can. It consistently tops the lists of highest-grossing movies and tv shows; media giants spend billions creating animated content. Animation is also highly compatible with the digital landscape children are familiar with. They naturally watch, re-watch, and engage with content through gaming apps, websites, and social media. This is why it is so concerning that the content filling this space is becoming more and more antithetical to Christianity. A space traditionally reserved for kids and families has been turned into a playground of godless indoctrination. We simply cannot afford to abandon this massively influential space and leave it for the enemy.

And what better content to counter this influence than the ultimate source of Truth—the Word of God. This is why, together with generous partners like you, we created the animated Bible series Superbook and integrate it with the latest digital technology: the Superbook Kids Bible App, Superbook Kids Website, and online Superbook Academy discipleship curriculum. The results have been remarkable. Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network, stated, “The Superbook animated series is the most successful evangelistic tool CBN has created in its more than 60 years of ministry.” And this is why:


  • 2 Billion + YouTube Channel Views
  • 7.8 Million YouTube Channel Subscribers


  • Projected 514 Million Viewers in 143 Countries
  • Projected 364 Million Recalled Having Sung the Salvation Poem


  • 33.8 Million App downloads
  • 10.7 Million Gospel Presentation Views
  • 1 Million + Indicated Salvations

You can celebrate Childhood Evangelism Month and leave a legacy of influence for Christ. With your help we can do so much more, including:

  • Translate Superbook episodes, the website, and Bible app into more languages
  • Increase our ability to put lifesaving content in front of children
  • Improve the app and website experience so we can reach more children
  • Help disciple children around the world

And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?

Romans 10:14

Together we can tell them.


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*Dr. George Barna; Raising Spiritual Champions

**Brown, Fraser & Associates, a research company founded by Regent University professor Dr. William Brown and by Dr. Benson Fraser, carried out a study of CBN’s international viewership in 2023. To prepare this study, Brown and Fraser surveyed 16,282 persons in 136 cities or regions of 13 countries. Brown and Fraser applied the results from these and prior years’ surveys to project audience sizes and impact of CBN programming.  

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Pancake Fridays and Superbook!

Don Moen: “My name is Don Moen, I’m a worship leader, singer, song-writer, producer. I have five kids and now eleven grandchildren and known as ‘Papa’ around here. Four of our five children live ten minutes from our house so now we have all these little grandchildren, they show up at the house on Friday Morning, about 7:30 or 8, for Pancake Friday! And it gets a little more chaotic, but why not keep the tradition going (laugh)!”

When all the kids get together for Pancake Friday, it's amazing to watch these kids, sit and watch Superbook … As a producer I look at the excellence in the quality of production. Pacing is important to me. Superbook holds their interest, there’s enough adventure, enough danger, excitement to keep the kids attention!”

Laura Moen: “I’m Laura Moen, my grandchildren call me ‘Maymay’. I want them to know the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength! It’s so wonderful to actually watch the children watching Superbook that teaches them the stories in the Bible that are relevant, really, relevant for today!”

Don Moen: “People don’t need another production, they don’t need more pageantry, they don’t need more technology, but the only thing that’s going to change a life is the presence of God. And never underestimate the power of a story, of an image, in a little child’s mind and heart!"

Don continues, "As a parent I wanted to speak into my children’s life but now as a grandparent, you have these little young lives and there’s just a window. When it gets crazy around here Laura reminds that – ‘it’s just a window’ – ‘cuz once they get into school, we won’t be having a crazy time over here at Pancake Friday!"

"And I want to share the gospel with them. Or use this Superbook series as wonderful to just trigger stories. The salvation poem – every single episode -- there it is! As a father, as a grandfather to be able to keep it real, keep it simple, stay on message the whole time, they’ll grow up remembering these stories,” says Don.

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700 Club

Finding Faith While Facing Loss

Rosanne: "’Why? Why me? Why this?’ That's still my biggest question. ‘Why?’”

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” ~

Rosanne: “Mark was our firstborn, he was a happy, full of wonder little boy.”

Rod: “There was a lot of delight in Mark. He loved the world. He fell in love with Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings story. He had a real active, imaginative mind.”

When Mark was 14, a classmate introduced him to pornography.

Rosanne: “It-it just – it changed him. Wonder and imagination just vanished it seemed like.”

Rod: “It just shut him down and shut all the light out of his eyes in a lot of ways.”

Rosanne: “And everything became about that obsession. We'd take away anything we found that were his sources, and we locked the computers the best we could, and we made rules. We made ground rules. And they were broken in, over and over again.”  

The following year, Mark began using marijuana and dropped out of school.

Rod: “He took on a-a very, very combative nature. It was him against the world and him against us. And every step of the way where I had to take a hard stand, I had to close off a portion of my heart.”

Rosanne: “’Help me to love him’ was my biggest prayer. ‘God, I'm having a hard time loving this boy, my own son. I’m having a hard time loving him.’ God was faithful to remind me that he is in my son's life and he loves him more than I ever could imagine.”

They tried counseling and a private boarding school, but neither helped their son.

Rosanne: “It was hard cause over time it felt like we were losing him.”

Rod: “We had tried, we had tried everything and in every case I thought I had hope. And at every step I thought, ‘Well, he surely won't push it to the point where he has to leave the home.’ But he did.”

Rosanne: “He flunked out of school, and he was even stealing from us at some point to get money to buy drugs.”  

Rod: “I had no question about what I had to do. There was nothing repentant about him. By the time he turned 18, I said, ‘You're going to have to leave.’ He never ceases to be your son, and that's the hardest part. It was hurting me. But I had to let him live with the consequences of what he chose to do.”

Mark became addicted to LSD and ecstasy. Over the next four years, he frequented jails and homeless shelters.

Rod: “He was like a zombie – wandering the streets at night and-and stepping out in traffic. And he disappeared; I remember having to go down and look for him, and not finding him. And how do you – how do you deal with that? That's where I felt the lowest…I had no plan.

Then, in May 2011, they heard from their son – he was finally ready to change and enrolled into rehab.

Rosanne: “We didn't think he was going to stay or make it, but he did! And after a few months he actually made a strong commitment to the Lord and was baptized. We saw light in his eyes we had not seen in a long, long time. We were so encouraged.”  

But after years of drug use, Mark had become schizophrenic, and he dropped out of the program a few months later.

Rosanne: “He called us a few times – sometimes up. ‘I can do this.’ Sometimes crying, ‘I'm a loser, I should have never left.’ But I told him, ‘Honey, you always have second chances because God is a God of second chances. And you can do this. I love you. We love you. Jesus is with you. Just don't forget that.’ And he said, ‘I love you, Mom’ and he hung up.”

Mark disappeared in November 2011, leaving only his backpack on the front steps of a church. Four months later, they received a call — police found Mark's remains. He had jumped the fence of a nearby park and climbed into a covered slide, where he overdosed and never woke up.

Rosanne: “There's always the question of ‘Why didn't you stop him? You know you could. I know you could. You're the God of our hearts, right? You can call us out of darkness, why not?’…I remember our pastor at Mark's memorial service said, ‘You may ask the question: 'Where was Jesus when Mark took his life, when he took those pills?’ He said, "I would suggest to you that he was there and he caught him when he fell and took him home to be with him.’”

Rod: “We were all together as a family to receive that call. And it allowed us to grieve together as a family. The kids – they could see us grieve together about it and grieve in faith and grieve in trusting God. Each in their own way came to faith that they'll see him again, they'll see Mark again.”

Rosanne: “I know that God loved him all the way up to the end. I know that I can trust him with my children. And I know that what he does is right and good.”  

Their faith kept the family together. Then, three years later, they were tested again when Rosanne was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was benign but fast growing, and it was destroying her hearing, sight, and balance organs.  

Rosanne: “What went through my mind was ‘Really, God?! I don’t understand why.’”

Still, she knew that trusting God was more important than knowing why.

Rosanne: “What he's shown me is that when he takes away, he gives something better in return because He's given me Himself. In all the losses that I've gone through, I have sought him and I've found him.”  

The tumor was removed, and while it left Rosanne with double vision, loss of balance, and complete deafness in her right ear, she chose to be grateful.

Rosanne: “As I learned to thank God for the little things and for the things I have left, it gave me joy. I began to understand what James meant when he said ‘Count it all joy, brothers, when you go through trials of many kinds.’ How can you otherwise recognize God's goodness in every part of your life? I thank God that even though I've lost part of my hearing, I can still hear a bird song in the mornings. And I thank God that I can still look through my camera and see his beauty. I have a husband who loves me and cares for me. I have three beautiful children, and now two grandsons, and another on the way. I have a church body that came around us during the time of Mark's death that just blew us away with their love. How can I not be grateful?”

Through their sorrows, they have found the meaning of joy. And through their passions, they have found the beauty of God.

Rod: “I find that I fall in love with the pottery when I make it. I can put my thumb in and it shows. I can put a stamp in it; it shows that pattern. And then I cut it off the wheel and I set it aside and it dries. And it’s not soft and pliable anymore. It's hard. And it's kind of lifeless. Then when it comes through the final firing, it's just like ‘Wow!’ It takes on a whole new life. There is almost a pathway of death and rebirth in that whole process that I think is reflected in what we've come through – what each one of us goes through as God brings us through death, really into new life in-in Him and it’s His work. And He brings you forth into something that really, really glorifies Him.”

Rosanne: “I love capturing light. I love the way God has created light and the way it filters through things, the way it changes colors…the way the landscape changes. I get up in the mornings and I look out and the first thing I see is a sunrise. It's just a constant reminder of his faithfulness. Every day the sun rises. He's there – every day, he's with me. He never fails, never ever fails.”

700 Club

Servant's Heart Rewarded with Scholarship

Peyton Edwards never saw it coming. “I was told that I was just getting interviewed for a campaign that we're doing here,” recalled Peyton. “So, when I walked out and I saw the cameras, I was like, okay, cool.”

This March, the 24-year-old student was one of 14 Chick-fil-A's employees across North America to receive the True Inspiration Scholarship. CEO, Andrew Cathy, presented Peyton with a $25,000 check and a new laptop. He shard, "She has such a positive, um, attitude about the future and wants to have an impact on the lives of other people.” 

Peyton started working full-time at the Virginia Beach location when she was 16. “When she first came to us, she had a hungry heart to really serve and to work hard,” said Chick-fil-A supervisor, David Cheney. “We just built upon that. We've gradually just kind of kept investing in her, trusting her more with the business, giving her more responsibility.”

We caught up with Peyton a few weeks after the event. She was still taking it in. “I was, yeah, very surprised, very shocked, very grateful. The scholarship was great and then I saw the laptop and I was like, that's even cooler!”

Peyton now holds a management position but says it’s more than just a job. “I’m just super passionate about the company and the values that they hold,” she stated.

So, when it came time to pick a school to earn her bachelor’s degree, she chose Regent University. “Everything that I looked at…aligned with like my goals for the future, like my faith…all the signs pointed to Regent,” explained Peyton. “I felt like that’s what the Lord was like calling me to.”

In the fall of 2021, Peyton enrolled in Regent’s School of Business. As predicted, it wasn’t easy. “I thought that it was pretty impossible. I’ve heard people talk about working full-time and going to school…like how stressful it is,” Peyton explained. “Time management is so important. I realized that it was more tangible than I thought.”

She says her professors have been a great help in her journey, in more ways than one. “At Regent it’s different. It’s like, how can I pray for you? How can I give you resources?”

Peyton plans on staying with Chick-fil-A after she graduates in 2026 with a degree in business management. She says Regent continues to play a large role in her success.

“I'm able to apply the principles that I've learned with good leadership at my job. I think Regent has done an excellent job of just instilling that in almost every course.”





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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