The team in Sth Africa have just completed filming 8 Episodes of KidsHubTV Season 1, and have only 5 more episodes to shoot in July and August.
One of the young presenters’ Zia Boltman, had saved some money and brought it to the filming wanting to give it to children in Zambia, who had no Bibles. Zia’s mom said: “The change in my child, since she started presenting on KidsHubTV, has been remarkable. The lessons she is learning during filming has improved her spiritual life and she has grown in confidence. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to be part of something like this!”
The KidsHubTV team said, “we are watching these young presenters grow as actors and team players as well as in their confidence in sharing Jesus with their friends. At our two last shoots we started to teach two of the children to fulfill simple roles as part of the production team. One of them played the role of ‘Clapper’ or as he said: ‘I’m the mark-it guy’, and another helped with logging shots. Training children to do media for children. The children feel treasured and special when they are given the opportunity to do what they think only adults can do, and our crew members are patient and supportive when they struggle with something. It’s a real joy seeing the crew joining in with teaching these children.”
During filming of the final scenes of Episode 7 (The Good Samaritan) 6 out of the 12 children (aged 10-15 years) who were doing non-speaking parts, committed their lives to Jesus, and came up to the crew at the end of the day, thanking them for the special time on set. In the photo they are acting in a game they played called: “Helping your Hurting Neighour”.
Roll-out of the episodes and training on how to start a KidsHub has begun in 155 schools with over 200 educators trained to date. In the words of one team member, “What a privilege and a joy to serve Jesus in such a fun environment!”