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21 May 2018 | Limassol, Cyprus [Marica Mirilov]

A small kitchen turned into a video recording studio at the Meeting Point, a Seventh-day Adventist church community centre in Limassol, Cyprus on 13 May 2018. The very first children's step-by-step recipe instruction video was recorded for a new YouTube channel ‘Holy Cakes’.

Holy Cakes chefs2[Photo: Pallavi Singh Morem]The idea originated with a group of children taking part in a social media workshop organized by the Cyprus Section at the end of March. Adriana Grujic, a social media expert and a workshop presenter, challenged the participants with a group task to develop a strategy for using social media in preaching the gospel.

The children came up with the catchy name of ‘Holy Cakes’ referring to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – our bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit, and everything that we do with our bodies should honour God – even our choice of cakes. A plan was formed to search for wholesome and healthy recipes and share them on YouTube. They went a step further suggesting that from time to time social events could be organised for the channel followers to bake together and taste the cakes.

Cyprus Section Children’s Ministries department capitalized on the idea by devising a new strategy in working with the children. Children will use social media in a creative way. The whole process will develop decision-making skills in children, and appreciation and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.Holy Cakes chefs[Photo: Pallavi Singh Morem]

A young Adventist Volunteer Services couple, Bogdan and Ksenia Osadchuck, used their experience from Hope Channel Ukraine for the shooting of the first ‘Holy Cakes’ programme.

The young chefs, Emmanuel and Nivedh, commented: “Baking is fun!” and for their parents, brownies, without sugar and butter, never tasted better.


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