Maranatha Kids

Maranatha Kids

A weekly program just for kids, featuring 4-5 minute stories about Maranatha’s mission. We also provide a discussion guide with each episode. Perfect for worship and discussion for your family, classroom, or church.

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Maranatha Kids
  • Cooking with Dirty Water

    This week, we’re looking at the different types of food found in the country of India. Your kids will see the markets where people buy their food, and learn about common meal components like curries. They’ll also consider how cooking might be difficult without clean water, which is a predicament ...

  • #GivingTuesday 2021 for Maranatha Kids!

    This week, we want to share something special that Maranatha is participating in called #GivingTuesday. Each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people give to a cause that is close to their heart. This year in 2021, #GivingTuesday is on November 30, and Maranatha is working to raise $210,000...

  • Giving Thanks Around the World

    This week, we look at how different cultures around the world give thanks. From church dedications in India, to well drilling in Zimbabwe, see how different people show their gratitude, and consider what you have to be thankful for!

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    Pre-video Discussion Questions
    - How has someone shown...

  • Faith in Jesus

    This week, we’re headed to the Dominican Republic--a country that is special to Maranatha as it is the first place where we organized a major construction effort (see below in “Did You Know?”). Today’s story takes place in 2015, when we met a man called Papun. His church used to meet in his home ...

  • Uncomfortable in Kiirua

    This week, travel with us to the country of Kenya where we’ll visit the Kiirua Adventist School. The school started in 1989 with only two classrooms, but now there are more than 200 students that attend. Unfortunately, the buildings are showing their age, especially the dorms. Your kids will see ...

  • Interesting India

    This week, we’ll be learning about the fascinating country of India! There are many unique aspects of this country, from the languages to the clothing to the religions. Your kids will get a taste for what India is like and meet a student at the Khunti Adventist School named Arzoo Warsi. Arzoo gre...

  • Selling Books for Land

    This week, we’ll travel to the northern part of Brazil to meet a colporteur named Maria. Colporteurs sell religious books door-to-door for a living, but Maria didn’t simply sell books to earn a wage for herself. She realized there were many congregations in her area meeting in bad conditions, and...

  • Faith Over Failure

    This week, meet Sonia Feraude and her husband Simon Choque, two of the founding members of the Chimba Seventh-day Adventist congregation in Bolivia. These small business owners tried a number of outreach activities in their community to bring people to their congregation. Each time there would be...

  • Sabbath Over Fishing

    This week, meet João Gabriel and Maria da Conceição, a husband and wife fishing team in the coastal town of Destaque, in the country of Angola. Fishing is a big industry in this African nation, and the more fish you catch, the more money you make. Most fishermen are out in the ocean on their boat...

  • The Floating Church

    This week, travel with us to Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. Here, we’ll meet the Uros people, who live on this lake which is shared by Peru and Bolivia at 12,500 feet above sea level. For generations, the Uros have used the reeds of the totora plant for many things, including c...

  • Meeting Under Trees

    This week, meet ​​Audrey Ncube, a Seventh-day Adventist in Zimbabwe. Audrey and her sister moved to a town with no Adventist church. In fact, the nearest one was 28 miles away! For a while, the sisters met for worship in their homes, but they soon outgrew those spaces and were forced to meet outs...

  • Tales of a Kid Missionary

    This Sabbath, September 18, is our virtual convention, Mission: Maranatha. Your family can watch together live at 2 p.m. Pacific on 3ABN and Hope Channel. Or watch online anytime starting September 18 on our website, Facebook, YouTube, or The Maranatha Channel app. Although we wish it could be a...

  • Caring at All Costs

    This week, meet two dedicated church members in Peru who made great personal sacrifices to support their church community. A restaurant owner named Victor donated his garage as a meeting space for the congregation to meet in. Later, a new church member named Maria donated her house as a place to ...

  • Collecting Water from a Cacimba

    This week, we’re inviting you to read this story to your kids about one boy’s daily struggle for water. We hope it inspires them to consider their own water situation and how they can practice gratitude in their own life.

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    José Dantas Souza is a typical Brazilian kid—in fact, he’s probab...

  • A Tight Ride to Church

    This week, you’ll meet the Marte family from the Dominican Republic. They didn’t live close enough to their church to walk there each Sabbath, so the family of nine had to ride in a van. It was so tight, eventually they grew tired of having to cram together all the way to church each week. So, th...

  • Rebuilding in Angola

    This week, we’ll meet one of Maranatha’s staff members, Eder Lucca. Eder is from Brazil where the language is Portuguese. So when Maranatha needed someone to lead our work in Angola, where they also speak Portuguese, we sent Eder. He had lived in this African nation before, during which a painful...

  • The Mud Church

    This week, travel with us to Kenya where we’ll see how one desperate congregation has maintained their church building with mud. Every year, the Miomponi Seventh-day Adventist Church members come together to apply a fresh coat of the mucky stuff on their sanctuary walls. Without the money to buy ...

  • Aileen's Answered Prayer

  • Church Taxi Service

    This week, travel with us to the South American country of Brazil, where you’ll meet Jose Lima Pinto. Jose loves his church family so much, he ended up selling his car and buying a van, so he could bring people to church who live far away or can’t walk well. But the problem is that the location J...

  • Carrying the Burden of Water

    This week, you’ll meet a woman named Brenda in Kenya. Every day, Brenda must walk five miles, each way, to fetch water for her family. For safety, she makes the walk with other neighbors. This journey includes carrying heavy water jugs up a very steep hill. It takes hours, and is exhausting.

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  • Working Without Pay

    This week, come with us to the South American nation of Uruguay. Much of this country is not Christian and the Seventh-day Adventist Church here faces significant challenges in reaching people with the Gospel. However, one way the Church is making in-roads is through Adventist education. In this ...

  • Sharing from a Cow Shed

    This week, travel with us to the country of India, where we’ll meet a lay evangelist named Babloo. Babloo lives in an area dominated by another religion—in fact, Babloo didn’t grow up Christian himself. After becoming a Seventh-day Adventist, Babloo wanted to share the Gospel with everyone he saw...

  • Dedicated to Worship

    Discussion Guide below! This week, you’ll meet one of Maranatha’s workers, Luis Paste, on a construction site in Ecuador. Luis and other Maranatha in-country crew members help to prepare locations before the volunteers arrive. They complete tasks such as pouring concrete foundations and erecting ...

  • Leaving His New Church

    This week, meet a man named Daniel who lives in the African country of Côte d’Ivoire. Daniel used to worship in a nice church, but when he moved to the neighborhood of Abbebroukoi, he was astonished with how bad his new church looked and felt. The congregation worshipped under a simple patio with...