Philippine Bible Society

PBS Praises God for 111 Years of Bible Ministry

PBS (Philippine Bible Society) celebrates its 111th anniversary this November 25 from 8:30AM-5PM with a Thanksgiving Service and Open House.

Dr. Agustin “Jun” Vencer, Jr., the President of Global Transformation Ministries, Inc. (GTMI) and Regional Director for Asia of Discipling A Whole Nation (DAWN), addressed the crowd with a call for action. Based on the theme, “God’s Word: Alive and Effective in the Marketplace,” he said that the Word of God is so powerful that it changes and transforms lives.
“If you want the Word to be effective in the marketplace, then we should recognize the role of the laity and the church in the marketplace,” he says. “Since the laity are in the marketplace from Mondays to Saturdays, then it is necessary that we develop, train them and equip them with the Word of God so that they can articulate the Christian vision and the message of the gospel of the Kingdom in their workplaces.”
He adds that wherever they are, they can work for their ministry and their business and make their place effective so that the transformation can really take place. “Train the lay people and release them to proclaim the gospel,” he says.
PBS Staff dress up as Bible Characters and pose at the end of the day

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The thanksgiving service started with the PBS Praise and Worship team singing songs to God, a special solo number by Pastor Benjo B. Gaddi, a challenge and offertory prayer by Bp. Daniel C. Arichea Jr, Everybody’s Birthday, and the Dance of the Way by selected PBS staff. It culminated with a closing prayer by PBS board member Rene E, Cristobal.

Afterwards, the marker of the first Bible Museum in the country and the whole of Asia was also unveiled. Bible Museum guests can see history unfold from the time of Abraham to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and learn “How the Bible Came to Us.”
Fun and prizes were also in store for visitors who visited the fair at the 3rd floor Bible Fair that had booths and games prepared by the PBS family who were dressed up as Bible characters.

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