Superbook Helps GenSan Missionaries Plant Seeds of Life

By Sheena Ferrer, Writer, CBN Asia

Everywhere they go, good news follows. With every film they show, a changed life unfolds. In a snap of a finger or a click of the remote control, a new seed of life grows. That’s how Maricar and Joey Enguana’s life roll; a super couple in sharing God’s Word and Superbook’s partner in winning people’s lives for Christ all over General Santos City in Southern Mindanao.

This couple makes use of technology in sharing the Gospel and they are grateful that there is Superbook, the well-loved animated series of the 80s and 90s and now made more exciting with its new re-imagined version. They use it as a part of their film evangelism ministry and to bless kids and their families in remote areas of GenSan. They also involve their sons Paul Jem, Jairus John and Jeriah in the work that they do for God’s kingdom, hoping that they too would follow in their footsteps and dedicate their life to Christ. They climb mountains and islands and cross seas just to reach out to people with little knowledge about the Gospel. 

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Maricar praying with her students.

Unexpected blessing

Aside from the film ministry, Maricar also works at a local school where she teaches Values Education and uses Superbook to teach her students the value of Jesus’ life. At first, the parents of the students thought she was teaching religion, “I told them that I was more concerned with the values of the students rather than their differences when it comes to religion,” she said. “They eventually let the kids attend my class knowing that I am teaching them good values and not trying to convert them as Born Again Christians.

The next thing she knew, her Muslim students were already responding to her questions about Superbook. “Though they don’t utterly say that they’re watching the show, I knew that Jesus, through Superbook, already planted a seed of hope in their hearts and that makes me so proud,” Maricar shared. “I also cannot help but shout for joy whenever my students are inviting their friends to also watch Superbook and share to them the lessons they learned. And it makes me really happy whenever I see my students feeling excited every time we have presentations in class about the lessons they learned from the show.

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Children in remote places of General Santos City are able to watch Superbook Reimagined through video screenings by the husband and wife missions team of Maricar and Joey Enguana.

Always be prepared

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” Maricar quotes 1 Peter 3:15 as a reminder that we always need to be prepared to explain to everyone our faith. 

Shortly after using Superbook as one of their materials in the ministry, Maricar noticed the transformation that happened not just in her students but also with her sons’ lives. She even recalled how her son Jeriah asked if God will allow him to go to heaven. “He asked me about God’s second coming. I tried explaining to him everything,” she narrated.

Aside from the Bible, we have a very much advanced technology that can help us attract people’s attention and share the gospel in a fun and interesting way. I actually tell my friends to support this project because if they will allow their kids to watch just any cartoons with violent materials, am sure they will regret it,” Maricar explained. 

Apart from being a fulltime missionary, Maricar is also a partner of CBN Asia. She believes that being in the ministry is not enough, “you also need to help organizations like The 700 Club Asia to reach out to people and do things that you cannot do on your own.”

Do you want to help Superbook reach out to more kids and make Christ known? Call CBN Asia at (02) 810-7717 or 8107176 and be a blessing to someone.

4 Comments

  • Sheila

    Gusto ko po sana maipanood s mga batang hina handle ko ng every saturday ang Super book pero hindi ko po kyang bilhin.

    • Mabuti ang iyong hangarin, Sheila na makapanood ng Superbook ang mga bata na iyong tinuturuan. Maaari mo silang yayain na manood ng Superbook sa ABS CBN at 9:30 ng umaga. Magagawa ng Diyos na katagpuin ang inyong mga pangangailangan higit pa sa iyong inaasahan sa pangalan ng ating Panginoong Hesus. Inaanayayahan ka rin namin na manood ng aming live telecast next week April 4-8, 2016 Monday to Friday entitled “Tapat sa Isip, Salita at Gawa”at GMA 7 (12 midnight).. online at http://www.cbnasia.org/specials

  • baket po lumipat yung super book sa abs-cbn

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