Why We Do It?

There’s something breathtakingly beautiful that happens when God gets ahold of our hearts and minds and invites us on a journey of discovery. The big questions of “who we are” and “why we’re here” are no longer hopeless wonderings. Instead, these questions are replaced with a deep knowing that God is alive and speaks with love, mercy and grace. It’s been our experience that as we grow to know God and love God, the most beautiful stories emerge: stories of healing and friendship, of restoration, of growth and perseverance, of joy in the face of adversity, of triumph. Hear and see what people are saying!

Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, a world-wide disability ministry. Joni is a well-known author and speaker and understands the importance of studying God’s Word.


“My boys love CBS; they love their teachers, the stories, their friends, the songs and their crafts! They love CBS so much that they even like to ‘play’ CBS.” ~ Melissa, Anaheim Hills, CA


“CBS International has helped me learn more about Jesus. Jesus has taken me far from the darkness. I have learned about the importance of eternal life and growing in faith. If someone asks why I am a Christian, I tell them I have learned the secret of eternal life. I have learned that Jesus died for me because of my sins – He impacts lives.”
~ Jurius, a young boy who attends CBS International in Burkina Faso, Africa


Nick Vujicic has a powerful story of God’s work in his life. Born without arms or legs, he is the founder and CEO of Life Without Limbs. Nick highlights the importance of transformation and being connected to a community of believers who study the Word of God together.


“We were looking for a place where we could simply come to be fed and renewed by God’s Word. CBS fit the bill perfectly!” ~ Mark, Dallas, TX


“My name is Anika. Earlier in my life, I was a local rowdy (gangster). I did many illegal works in our area. Due to these kinds of activities I was arrested by police and imprisoned in jail. After my release from the prison, I went to a CBSI group in my neighbor’s house. There, they taught me the Word of God; I was touched by the Word of God, and I surrendered my life to Jesus. Now I have been baptized and regularly go to church.” ~ Anika, India


“I met with a friend I have known since junior high (40+ years) last week who is now an empty nester; her comment was that CBS has saved her marriage! Those were her exact words.”
~ Priscilla, Jacksonville, FL


“Your Children’s Ministry teachers have not only taught our children Bible stories and helped them hide God’s Word in their hearts, but, by their example, they have given them a desire to tell others about Jesus…we are so grateful.”
~ Melissa, AL


“Since that first time, CBS has been the biggest blessing in my life. At that point in my life I have to admit I was a spiritual train wreck. I was torn between my selfish apathy and my desire to regain my faith. However, CBS finally brought me around and ignited a new spark in my faith.” ~ Kalli, Austin, TX

“Looking back at this letter now, I can see the whole picture, how 17 years of CBS lessons are all woven together as one message—it is God’s love for us and His plan for redemption. So by the grace and power of our Lord, the CBS lessons I have learned are being passed on in a way that I never dreamed.”
Angela, Richmond, VA