Philippine Bible Society

Bible Society Spreads the "Light" in Bulacan

In its desire of making God’s Word known, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) recently conducted another Bible distribution in a relocation site in the northern province of Bulacan.
Under its “Ilaw sa Tahanan” (Light to the Home) Bible distribution program, PBS handed out a copy of the Holy Scriptures to each of the 1,700 families in the Northville 7 relocation site in Barangay Malis in the town of Guiguinto.
A short program prepared by the Guiguinto Pastors’ Association (GPA), led by its president, Rev. James Reyes, preceded the distribution that was handled by some 200 volunteers from the group. Eleven different local churches are represented in the GPA.

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Youngsters share free reading materials given out by the Philippine Bible Society

The group’s adviser, Rev. Rolly delos Santos, shared his vision and hope for the relocation site after the Bible distribution: a better, cleaner, stronger, and Christ-centered community.
From Barangay Malis, this community will surely turn into a ‘barangay malinis’ (a clean barangay) because of the changes the Gospel would bring into the lives of the residents here,” Pastor Rolly said, explaining that the hearts and minds of the residents would be cleansed by God’s Word.
He added that the hope that gleams in the residents’ eyes is enough guarantee of the success of the Bible distribution, along with the string unity among the pastors from different churches that work in the community.
Meanwhile, Rev. Romina Custodio shared that she and her fellow local church workers were overjoyed by the event. “I was so excited, I did not feel hunger or fatigue,” she said. She also confided that they “felt a surge of energy of a different kind” when the Scriptures arrived in their area. “I was even able to lift a whole box of Bibles. Imagine that!” she exclaimed.

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Volunteers pray over a resident after handing him a copy of the Bible.

For her part, Philippine Bible Society Communications Development Manager Juliet Jimeno said it was God who made the Bible distribution an overwhelming success.
It was He who made all of this possible: the rain did not come; He made a way for us to coordinate with the local churches here in Barangay Malis; and, the people welcomed His Word with joy in their hearts,” she shared.
Program Coordinator Nestor Reyes said that this has been their 14th Bible distribution for the year under the program, adding that they have given out the “Ilaw” Bibles to as far south as Zamboanga City and as far north as Nueva Ecija.
He also shared that their next Bible distribution would be in the Southville relocation site in Cabuyao, Laguna, where he expects 4,000 copies of the Bible would be received there as well as it was received here: with open doors and open hearts.

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