Buddy in Africa
Kenya: Buddy Meets Missionaries Jay and Debbie Risner
Hello, boys and girls, from Kenya! I'm with missionary Jay Risner on the TV set of "Rainbow Surprise." It's a children's TV program that broadcasts in Kenya. Read below how BGMC kids like you have helped Jay and Debbie Risner reach the children of Kenya for Jesus.
Above: Jay and Debbie Riser with family
Missionary Jay Risner writes a letter of thanks:
Hi, BGMC kids! As a missionary to the children of Kenya, I've used BGMC funds to buy puppets, puppet stages, large animal costumes, large puppet costumes, sound systems, illusions, object lessons, and even costumes that I wear myself.
BGMC has been such a blessing to us as we reach the children in Kenya. As a children's missionary, I do religious school shows, children's church services, children's crusades, and lots more. I couldn't do all this without the help of BGMC!
I've also used BGMC funds to develop a children's TV program called "Rainbow Surprise." While I was a children's missionary in Kenya, I was asked by the Kenya Broadcasting Company (KBC) to produce this program even though it is a religious program that tells kids about Jesus. And the exciting thing is that they don't charge anything to broadcast the program.
"Rainbow Surprise" is a weekly half-hour program for kids. We sing songs, have puppets, tell stories, do illusions and object lessons, and present the gospel message. The kids just love the program! Over 22 million kids (and adults) watch "Rainbow Surprise" every week.
I couldn't do this program without BGMC. BGMC paid for all the props, costumes, puppets, set design, and illusions for the show. Thank you, BGMC kids!