Chinese Scripture Forum Convenes in Yunnan, China

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The Philippine Bible Society, represented by its Associate General Secretary Perry Cartera, participated in the recently completed Chinese Scripture Forum in Yunnan, China. Other delegates in the forum included Bible leaders from the UBS Ministry Exchange, UBS Bible Translation, UBS China Partnership, and British and Foreign Bible Society as well as general secretaries of the Bible Societies of Taiwan, Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia, and Thailand.
 
Discussions during the forum centered on the publication of Chinese Scriptures and Bible study materials for Christians in Chinese-speaking countries. The demand for diglot Bibles is reported to be growing, as many Chinese Christians in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand are born in a multilingual background and are literate in languages other than Chinese. The meeting also tackled engagement programs to promote Bible reading, like Bible mission trips, book fairs, dialogue session with business people, and Bible seminars.
 
As of date, China has already produced 150 million copies of the Bible since the establishment of the Amity Printing Company in 1987, which is now hailed as the world’s biggest Bible printing factory. About 74M Bibles were distributed within China while 76M were printed for other National Bible Societies, with Africa as the top recipient.

“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