From Deadly Vices to Life-giving Service

Jerry Callos, a native of the town of Dapdap in Legazpi City, lived all his life believing that he is on his own and never sought to know God, until one fateful day when he received a Bible and things began to change. He now testifies of how he was brought from darkness into light and how the Living Word transformed him from the inside out.   In a society where smoking and drinking liquor are common vices, Jerry admits he was once buried deep Continue reading →

What Is It Like to Honor God’s Word in Prison?

Society may intend prison to be a place of punishment, but God can also use it as a place of worship and transformation. This is what happened during the National Bible Week as even people behind bars joined in the nationwide celebration and honoring of God’s Word. Inmates from the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) conducted week-long events to celebrate the Bible, spearheaded in unity by various Christian denominations existing within this jail community.   In a typewritten letter, Lito Jatulan, an inmate who Continue reading →

What is Signs of Hope?

FAQs What is Signs of Hope? Signs of Hope is the celebration of 117 years of God’s faithfulness to the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) in making the Bible known. It is also a fundraiser for the translation of the Bible in the Filipino Sign Language.   Why support Signs of Hope? According to the Philippine Deaf Resource Center (PDRC), 1 out of every 3 deaf women in the Philippines is sexually harassed or raped. Half of the cases happen in the victim’s own home, with Continue reading →

“’Di ako nagbabasa ng Bible noon. Hindi rin ako palasimba. Kahit Linggo, nagtatrabaho ako dahil magsasaka ako. Parati kong sinasabi sa asawa ko na siya na lang ang magsimba at ipagdasal na lang ako. Isang araw, niyaya ako ng kaibigan ko na pumunta sa simbahan. Siya ang naging daan para maging aktibo ako sa simbahan namin. Bumili ng MTBO Bible ang misis ko at pareho naming itong ginagamit. Ito ang unang Bible na natanggap ko.  Lay minister at Bible Apostolate na ako. Naging aktibo rin Continue reading →