BIBLES FOR CANCER PATIENTS
The desire to make the Bible available to Filipinos especially the poor and the sick, and provide them with hope, inspiration and transformation, is topmost in PBS’s priorities. This is why PBS partners with churches and organizations to bring God’s Word to those who need them the most. Thus, Dr. Nora Lucero, together with some staff, visited the Cancer Institute of St. Luke’s Medical Center on June 21 to give Bibles to the Corridor of Hope (COH), an organization supporting cancer patients,
COH president, Mr. Ryan Fernandez, received the Bibles together with vice-president Evelyn Yoro; Dr. Charity Charisse Gorospe, Director of the Cancer Institute in Global City; Breast Cancer survivor Edith Mendoza of Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Philippines, and other representatives from COH and St. Luke’s Medical Center. COH is a support group for cancer patients, helping them cope and survive the disease. COH is composed of lay people, cancer patients, cancer survivors and those in the medical field such as doctors, nurses, caregivers, etc.
This is the second time that PBS donates Bibles for cancer patients through COH. The first was through the Run for a Cause event staged recently. Dr. Gorospe says, “We would like to thank the Philippine Bible Society for choosing the Corridor of Hope as one of the venues to spread the Word of God…” She adds that COH will continue to partner with PBS and devise more ways to help people affected by cancer engage with the Scriptures.