Kids Corner Records 200th Episode!
- Nancy Vander Meer
- Kids Corner
Liz and Lucille and their friends in the reptile village Terrene have enjoyed 199 adventures—and they will be recording their 200th on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Liz and Lucille are the main characters on Kids Corner weekly radio adventures, produced by ReFrame Media, the English outreach of Back to God Ministries International. “For the past 9 years we’ve been blessed with a creative group of writers and voice actors who have not only entertained children and youth, but also taught them important spiritual and life lessons along the way,” says Rev. Steven Koster, director of ReFrame Media.
“Our goal is to use the music and stories to get kids excited about the Bible and disciple them as life-long followers of Jesus,” says Kids Corner producer Barb Brouwer. “Most people who give their lives to Christ do so between the ages of 6-12 years. It’s important that we provide resources that help point them to the Bible and to Jesus Christ.”
The first program aired on radio stations in North America in March 2004. The program went global when it began airing on HisKids.net in 2006. Kids Corner has also developed its own website which offers a Bible study correspondence course, activity pages, and a devotional for children, as well as resources for parents. Today Kids Corner is aired on more than 400 stations in 25 countries.
The milestone is significant because, as Barb recalls, “During a time of economic downturn we needed to scale back the number of new programs we were able to produce. I am grateful for God's faithfulness enabling us to continue to produce even when giving went down. And the writers God has provided have come to us just at the time we needed them.”
Writers such as Phil Lollar, Darby Kern, Chris Fabry, Erin Fabry, Doug & Melissa Timberlake and Ron VandenBurg have contributed to the Kids Corner scripts—you might recognize some of the names from other popular children’s programming! Current writers include Jim Jordan and Josh De Groot.
“God also brought us actors who are not only incredibly talented, but also committed to this program,” Barb adds. “It is more than a job to them, it is a ministry.”
And kids love it!
Sarah wrote, “Me and my brother Caleb love Kids Corner. We don’t have a TV so we listen to HisKids.net a lot. Thanks for the great stories.
We loved the email from Thomas: I’m 16 I have been listening to Kids Corner for 3-4 years and I love it so keep up the good work and God bless.”
Siblings Maretta, Debra, Katie and Marcus wrote that they listen every Saturday morning while doing chores!
Parents also let us know the impact Kids Corner has in their family. One mom wrote, “Thanks for being servants of the most High God. Your program is part of our family’s routine.” And Tammy sent this email: “We are pleased with this Christian programming for kids. Keep the lessons coming!”
Anielle was thrilled to find Kids Corner resources she could use in her Wednesday night youth ministry at church. “I came across this website when I was looking for the story of Jericho. I was blown away with how amazing this site is! I can't wait to receive the Bible studies to use for class. Thank you very much.”
If you have never heard Kids Corner or explored the website, it’s not too late! Michele wrote, “We have just discovered your website and podcasts and my kids LOVE them. We are interested in your Bible studies too! I have two children, ages 8 and 10 and your materials seem to be geared to them perfectly. Looking forward to the Bible studies as well. Thank You.”
Please join the Kids Corner family by becoming a listener, or by supporting this ministry to children with your prayers and gifts. Your interest can help keep this program going for another 100 episodes!