‘Superbook’ Takes Center Stage at Japan’s Biggest Evangelistic Festival
TOKYO – In its 2d month airing on Japanese tv, CBN’s Superbook is gaining increasingly reputation. This previous weekend, Superbook used to be featured at the Joy Joy Festival – the biggest evangelistic match in Japan for youngsters and their households.
Eighty-eight church buildings labored with Word of Life Press Ministries, Superbook’s ministry spouse in Japan, to arrange the yearly match.
Approximately 2,000 children and their households attended, about part of them no longer a part of any church. Church goers clutch the chance to ask non-Christians to the live performance, no longer only for leisure however to listen to the excellent news of God’s love.
A different appeal this 12 months used to be Superbook’s Gizmo – or “Robik” as he is recognized in Japan. The target audience appeared excited with the Superbook DVD units they gained.
Participating within the Joy Joy Festival is excellent strategy to advertise Superbook, now airing on nationwide tv in Japan.
John Tan, CBN regional director for Japan, describes the displaying as a miracle and a super choose from God.
“The words ‘impossible’ were told to us to get it on air,” Tan defined. “After the Tokyo fuel assault, attributed to a cult a few years in the past, there used to be numerous confusion as to what Christianity and different religions truly stand for. There used to be problem to get spiritual techniques on air.
“But after seeing Superbook, the quality of animation and (that) the stories really help children, they’ve allowed us to be on air.”
Niimi Sachico, world department head with Word of Life Press Ministries stated the best way Superbook is made is “very unique.”
“And the people don’t know the whole story of the Bible and they are looking forward to listen(ing) to the stories every week. I think they (the stories) nurture both the parents and the kids. They learn together and apply (it) to their daily lives,” Sachico stated.
In addition to staring at Superbook on tv, some church buildings, just like the Tokyo Horizon Chapel, are the use of the animated Bible sequence of their Sunday School curriculum.
“One of the big issues for the youth and the kids is they don’t have any hope – what to do in the future,” stated Pastor Daishi Takita, head of Tokyo Horizon Chapel’s Sunday School. “But we do know that the church has the real hope in Christ. So it’s very important for us Christians to reach out to them to tell them the real hope they can have. This way, Superbook can be used very effectively.”
Kids revel in sharing what they realized from Superbook in Sunday School.
“The lesson I learned from Superbook is to put Jesus first in everything I do,” stated Shiori Saito.
Another pupil, Rintaro Yanashita, stated, “I love the part of the resurrection after Jesus died on the cross because Jesus is the one who forgives our sins and died on the cross. I invite my friends to our home to watch Superbook. I hope they tell their mother about Superbook so they can get to know Jesus.”
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