Philippine Bible Society

Big Bikes, used to further the Bible Ministry

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At age 71, Big Bike rider, Douglas Mercaida, known to the team as “Papa Doug”, embarked on an 82.5 kilometer ride from Quezon City to Gapan, Nueva Ecija with 12 other Big Bike riders and volunteers, known as The Word Riders Philippines (TWRP), for the very purpose of giving out Bibles to Grade 8 students of two public high schools in the said province.
“Why endure such a long ride for the Bible ministry?” He further adds; “I met a motorcycle accident before, and I really thank God for sparing my life. Now I know the purpose why He spared my life, and that is to share to these young students what the Bible is, who God is, and that there is a God who forgives our sins,” Papa Doug shared.
Papa Doug’s experience is just one of the many inspiring and encouraging stories why these big bikers keep on joining every ride with the purpose of bringing God’s Word to students.
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The most recent and the fourth Bible ride of TWRP team took place last February 12. They ventured out into the ‘footwear capital of the north’ – Gapan, Nueva Ecija. This, however, amusingly blends with a Bible verse; “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news.” Hence, two schools from the said province were selected to be the recipients of the Bibles; the San Roque National High School, headed by Mr. Artemio L. Lanuza; and the Sta. Cruz National High School, headed by Mrs. Elvira A. Pascua.
These schools received over 600 copies of ‘May They Be One’ Bibles (in partnership with the MTBO Bible Campaign of the Philippine Bible Society). Over 400 of these were personally handed over to the students by the ‘Word Rider’ and volunteers. Aside from the Bibles, the Grade 8 students were also surprised to receive shoeboxes (with gift items inside) as presents from Samaritans Purse’s Operation Christmas Child (www.samaritanspurse.org).
Atty. Rupert Bustamante, a Big Bike Rider but lawyer by profession says, “I am a bike enthusiast and a member of several associations and organizations, but for me being part of the Word Riders is the best! This is because TWRP has a concrete vision and a sense of purpose. Distributing God’s word to students is the best purpose we can have as a group, and I’m looking forward to more meaningful rides.”
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Last year, TWRP team had three productive rides, one in Bulacan, and two in Bataan. These brought 1500 Bibles to Grade 8 students in the said provinces. The schools mentioned also received Scripture materials for their libraries.
Read news and updates about the ministry of TWRP.
Do you want to be part of this Bible Distribution activity or be a member of ‘The Word Riders Philippines’? Feel free to call us at 524 5337 or send e-mail to contactus@bible.org.ph. You may also check http://bible.org.ph/wp/scripture-engagement-programs/word-riders-philippines/ for more information about this Scripture Engagement Program.

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