Philippine Bible Society

God's Word in Migi's Corner

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Migi’s Corner has been the ‘comfort zone’ for children suffering from various illnesses in eleven major hospitals in the country. Named after Francisco Miguel Babao Guballa, a four-year-old child who had a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot, Migi’s Corner is a room equipped with toys, games, TV, and reading materials to provide diversion for young patients.
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PBS Communications Manager Juliet Jimeno turns over copies of Scriptures for children to PCMC representatives.

Realizing the need of sick children for reading materials that bring hope and assurance of God’s love, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) visited three Migi’s Corner on May 9-10, 2005 as part of the United Bible Societies’ (UBS) World Day of Prayer. On these occasions, young patients from the Philipine Heart Center (PHC), Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), and National Children’s Hospital (NCH) listened to stories from the Bible, interacted with Bible Society staff, and spent time reading and coloring popular Bible stories. PBS representatives also took time to pray with the patients and provide words of comfort for their companions.
“The children need these activities so they won’t get bored while staying at the hospital,” said Play Therapy Nurse Mafe Tan Reyes of PHC. Apart from the activities provided by visiting organizations, PHC also provide regular activities for their young patients as part of their play therapy. One of the activities is story telling. “I think using the stories from the Tagalog Children’s Bible would be a good idea,” said one of the staff of Migi’s Corner. Migi’s Corner received copies of the Children’s Bible sa Wikang Filipino – in which patients can read their favorite Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation – coloring books and Scripture comics. PBS distributed a total of 550 copies coloring books and 1,175 comics and 100 Scripture booklets.

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Migi’s Corner was set up in memory of Migi Babao-Guballa, who died in 1998 from complications following his second major heart surgery at PHC. His mother, Cathy Babao Guballa, initiated the project. Since the first Migi’s Corner was inaugurated at PHC in 1999, ten more were set up in selected hospitals throughout the country. PBS aims to provide copies of Scriptures in these Migi’s Corners.

PBS also distributed copies of Scriptures among 632 prison inmates at the Marikina City Jail. This effort was in cooperation with the Ministerial fellowship in Marikina. A similar activity will also be held in Catanduanes, a province in the southern part of Luzon.
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Prior to the distribution activity on May 9, the Bible Society held a chapel service attended by guest speaker, Mrs. Lydia Aherrera, PBS Board Member and long time PBS supporter. The chapel service also provided an opportunity for Bible Society staff to pray not only for PBS’ concerns but also for other Bible Societies across the globe. During the WDP week, UBS concerns were highlighted in the Bible Society’s regular 3 o’clock prayer time. Church partners in the northern part of the Luzon also committed the whole day on May 9 for prayer and fasting for the Bible work after receiving the World Day of Prayer primer distributed by PBS.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society