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American Baptist Leaders Release “You Are Special” Storybook Video

Jan 20, 2022 | Denominational News & Information, Local Church Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/1/21)—American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to offer a children’s storybook video for the American Baptist family based upon the book, “You are Special” by Max Lucado with illustrations by Sergio Martinez. Members of the National Executive Council provided the voices and narration for the story and director Jonathan Wu produced the video. The story tells of a group of Wemmicks who live in a community where people place dots on one another for bad things and stars on one another for doing good things. One of the members of the community, Punchinello, notices that Lucia has no stars or dots and sets out on a journey to discover how this is possible. While the video is drawn from a children’s book, the message is one for all ages.

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New Year, New Opportunities

Many of you will remember Adoniram Judson, the Sainted Missionary of the ABCUSA (1788-1850). We often reflect on this man and his calling as a standard for our mission. But what else can the life of the good Reverend Adoniram teach us about living in the days of Covid? I believe we can all be motivated by the principles that Guided the Reverend Judson.