Philippine Bible Society

Bibles Distributed to Grade VIII Students in the North

Last November 16 to 19, 25 big bike riders braved the 500-kilometer drive from Metro Manila to Ilocandia to bring Bibles to the hands of 2, 795 Grade 8 students. The ride, dubbed as the Great Northern Bible Ride, graced two National High Schools in Vigan and Laoag City. It is, by far, the biggest distribution and farthest ride of the WRP team.
The Great Northern Ride was also extra special because of the presence of three members of Word Riders South Africa, who flew in all the way from Johannesburg to join the four-day ride.
As early as 3 o’clock in the morning, the riders set out from Metro Manila, travelling for more than ten hours before reaching their first destination: the City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Despite of the grueling ride, the WRP team gathered early the following morning at the Ilocos Sur National High School to personally meet with the 1,752 Grade 8 students, who were blessed to receive their own copies of the Bible.
The riders continued their two-wheeled adventure to Laoag City the next day to personally distribute copies of the Bibles to 1,043 students of Ilocos Norte National High School. In addition, the team also had the privilege to distribute and share the Good News among a group of special education students there.
Apart from the Bible distribution, break-out sessions were held, where 10 to 15 students were led by a rider to share how to use their Bibles and their personal testimonies to inspire and encourage the students. A number of volunteers from local churches and parishes in the area helped the WRP team organized the said activity.
Aside from the Bibles, the students also received gifts from the WRP partner, Operation Christmas Child.
Since the project began in June 2015, WRP was able to visit 14 national high schools in five provinces, sharing God’s Word to more than 5,000 Grade 8 students and their families.

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