Philippine Bible Society

Little Known Bible Hero

Ten-year-old Charisse Anne Medina won the “Little Known Bible Hero” contest sponsored by the Philippine Bible Society, where children from all over the country aged 7-12 were asked to write about the least known Bible hero of their choice.

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Charisse, with her family and PBS officials.

Her entry, which was about the unnamed boy who offered his fish and bread to Jesus so he could feed five thousand people, bested 300 other essays. Charisse, who is now a third grader at the Agoo Christian Learning Center in Aringay, La Union, wrote that like the boy in the story, she also shares her blessings to the needy.
So when she went to the PBS Ministry Facility in Sta. Mesa, Manila,  and her parents, Danny and Cora, to claim her prize, she humbly requested that her Disneyland Hong Kong trip for two be converted to cash. This way, she said, she could buy her 8-year-old brother, BJ, a set of drums, and share her blessings to her whole family. The PBS management relented and gave her a cash prize equivalent.
Born to a Christian family, Charisse and BJ were brought up to be respectful and obedient children. Their parents said that the fear of the Lord was one of the core values they have instilled in their children.
It was a Christian value that the children learned through reading the Bible regularly, they explained.

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Charrise with her parents, Danny and Cora, and brother, BJ.

Mommy Cora, a housewife, said she always reads Bible stories to them every night. She also said that they always make time to pray together as a family, even if her husband is away on the job. Charisse’s father is the Field Education Director for Region 1 at the Conservative Baptist Seminary, Asia.
PBS Marketing Manager France Torreja and Ads and Promo Officer Aries Aguilar said the contest aims to encourage children to read the Bible and be involved in the Scripture ministry at an early age. They added that if more children are made aware of the importance of the Bible and how God’s Word can be best applied in their lives, the country will be raising a new generation of godly citizens and leaders.
Charisse is also a model student who participates well in class and cooperates in all her school activities. She also finds the time and the energy to see to the needs of her dog and five rabbits.
When asked for a message she wishes to share to other children her age, she answered, “Share, pray, and read the Bible.” Truly, a timely message not just for children but for adults as well.

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