A Life Touched by God’s Amazing Word

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Three years had passed since Liza Requiero received her first Bible. Before that time, she only had curiosity and a restless heart. She gets easily irritated at her children and refuses to engage with her neighbors.
 
Day after day, she would see her neighbors serve at a parish in their small town of Oas, Albay. Oddly, she finds herself envious of them. What was so special? She also sees her mother-in-law regularly read the Bible and attend Bible study groups. She never asked about it but was secretly curious and wanted to know more.
 
She even thought – how can I be like them?
 
Her question soon got a reply and God gave her more than a simple answer.
 
Liza’s mother-in-law invited her to join their study group and got to read the Bible herself. This housewife finally met God in His Word. Since the day she received her May They Be One (MTBO) Bible and read it, her life has never been the same.
 
“Reading the Bible is completely different experience. It has helped me a lot. I saw many changes in my life and behavior. My spiritual life has also deepened,” Liza shares. She added that she has benefited much from the seminars and Bible formation sessions in their parish. Her old tendency of being easily irritable has also completely turned around.
 
She found complete and incomparable hope in God, too, when her husband suffered a mild stroke. She sought refuge in the Bible and was not disappointed. She knew that God alone could take care of her family. And He did. Liza’s husband recovered. What’s even more astounding is that her children now go with her to church! Her loving encouragements for them to attend church had paid off. All along, God proved how faithful He was and how real the Word provides strength, guidance, and comfort.
 
Up to this day, Liza serves in their parish as catechist to three elementary schools in their area. She is no longer restless but hopeful. She shares her dreams as one who has learned to love God and others: “We want to give more MTBO Bibles with the help of our parish. To people whom we’ve already given Bibles, we encourage them to read and study the Bible regularly. As much as possible, we want to invite more and lead them to the Word.”
 
Together with Liza, we pray that more Filipinos will be reached by the life-changing message of the Bible. Click here to know how you can help.

 

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“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