Rose's calling is to make videos for the children at her church.

I was helping with the children at church before lockdown. They are aged between two and five years old. There aren’t lots of children at church, so we are all really close. Anyone new is included in that. We love each other. It’s one big family.

Girl standing outside a green room

[Making videos for children at church] is what I do in my spare time. I write my script on Monday and then we film on Wednesday and Thursday. Editing takes a whole day, because the song-and-dance is complicated.

I’ve learned that this is what I enjoy doing, that this is what God wants me to do. I’d love to be a children’s presenter on CBeebies. I enjoy making people laugh and seeing their reaction to things. I look forward to doing it after school. We are doing Jesus’ parables at the moment.

I want to show the children that they need to be themselves. I don’t want to be cool. Being cool isn’t necessarily a good thing, but being yourself is the best thing you can do. I’m showing them that that’s important.

Not all my friends are Christians. Hardly any are. They’ve been really supportive, which surprised me. They are watching the videos every week and that also gives me a big boost knowing that they’re watching and being supportive. I’ll definitely keep going with these videos as lockdown eases.

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