A powerful new film on SAT-7 KIDS is introducing young viewers to the love of God. After watching the short movie Adonai, one viewer from the Holy Land said, I was so touched… I felt that I wanted to meet Jesus.” 

The story unfolds in a rural village, among a group of children who love to play together but cannot stop running into conflicts. One day, the friends at the heart of the story – young boys Samuel and Haroun – are embroiled in an argument that escalates all too quickly. When Samuel is injured by Haroun, their relationship turns bitter, as does the friendship between their mothers.

The rest of their friendship group convince the boys to join an adventure through the forest in the hope they might be reconciled. During their journey, Haroun stumbles upon a mysterious hut containing an ancient book. Their curiosity leads them to encounter the living Jesus, who begins to teach them about love, forgiveness, and miracles.

Jesus displays his compassion in action as he saves one of the friends from the dangers of the dark forest. Having experienced Jesus as rescuer, friend, and King, they cannot help but tell their families all about the life-changing encounter.

“I’m so excited about this production with SAT-7 KIDS,” says Mark Awaraji, director of Adonai. “It’s a unique project, showing a visually captivating story inspired by the Bible. It is a short film featuring Jesus and children, focusing on God’s love for every single child, so that our little viewers can relate and feel the love of Jesus for them also.”

Mark is using his God-given talents to create meaningful stories that bring about change in the hearts of young viewers. Mark’s first short film, Hagar, which tells the true story of a young Kurdish refugee’s journey towards peace and redemption, was released last year.


Adonai’s first screening took place on SAT-7 KIDS live show Behind the Door, with the short film receiving some wonderful feedback from viewers and participants. Fayza, a teenage girl from the Holy Land, said:

“I want to share something about the movie, Adonai. When I watched it last week, I was so touched when I saw the kids sitting with Jesus. I felt that I wanted to meet Jesus, sit with him, and talk with him. My favourite scene was when the kids were at the tent and they met Jesus.” 

Another viewer, Noor, commented, “I loved this movie a lot, and I want to thank everyone behind it because they did an amazing job. I learned that God will always be with us, every time and everywhere.”

Adonai also had a profound impact on those acting in the film. Hagar, who portrays Tabitha, said, “I felt as if I was really sitting with Jesus, as if he was there, listening and watching us.”

Mark is now looking to build on the success of Adonai. “For me, my dream is to continue producing more and more content,” he says. “Like Adonai: inspired by the Bible and focusing on a child’s point of view.”

To watch the Adonai film, click here.

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