For almost 20 years, the creators of Ella’s Backyard have been using a uniquely Russian style of storytelling and music to capture the imagination of Russian-speaking children around the world. To date, there are over 220 episodes from 3 different series:
All 220 episodes can be viewed on YouTube, the platform most accessible to children in Russia today. The Ella’s Backyard programs get an average of 1,100 views per day, from 90 different countries.
Production on the latest Ella’s Backyard series began this year. On Ella’s Backyard Vlog, kids will learn about Jesus through the faith and life-lessons of the Old Testament heroes.
The producers of Ella’s Backyard carry on the legacy of sharing the Gospel with Russian-speaking people that was begun by Square One World Media (then called Gospel Light Hour) in 1957.
“After 70 years of atheism, the Russian people live in a true spiritual wilderness. The vision of our team is to be the voice crying in the wilderness about the Saviour. We use puppets, animation, music, and kid-friendly language to reach children for Jesus. To tell them about a different destiny they can have in Christ.” – Garri Sergienko, Ella’s Backyard producer