American Baptist Leaders Release “You Are Special” Storybook Video

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American Baptist Leaders Release “You Are Special” Storybook Video

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.

We invite you to view the video here:

The National Executive Council is comprised of the leaders of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist International Ministries, American Baptist Women’s Ministries, and MMBB Financial Services, along with the General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA.

The current members of the National Executive Council are:

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain, Executive Director, American Baptist Women’s Ministries
Rev. Sharon Koh, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, American Baptist International Ministries
Dr. Louis Barbarin, Chief Executive Officer, MMBB Financial Services
Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary, American Baptist Churches USA

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.