Philippine Bible Society

Come Together: UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation at PBS

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It’s amazing how the Lord can turn one ordinary morning into a beautiful and extraordinary coming together of family – both in and outside of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS). We welcomed guests from all over the world to the PBS Ministry Center in UN Avenue, Manila last June 4, 2019 (Wednesday) for the UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation.

This consultation was initiated by Mr. Sok Nhep (United Bible Societies Global Mission Team – Asia-Pacific team leader) and Mr. Chris Dale (United Bible Societies Deaf Ministry Coordinator).

The goal of the UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation last June 4 was to actively respond to the increasing interest among Bible Societies in the Asia-Pacific region to develop Sign language projects of their own.

We’d like to recognize all of those who attended and participated. We had friends and colleagues from: the UBS China Partnership, American Bible Society, Bible Society of Taiwan, Bible Society of Malaysia, Bible Society of Myanmar, Hong Kong Bible Society, Indonesian Bible Society, Japan Bible Society, Mongolian Union Bible Society, Nepal Bible Society, Thailand Bible Society, and Vietnam Bible Society.

Also, we send a big thank you to our guests from these organizations that we’ve partnered up with: Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association (APSDA), Deaf Go, DOOR, Deaf Bible Society, Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), Philippines Deaf Sign Language Association (PDSLA), and TSCO.

Our friends and colleagues received a true PBS welcome when we opened up our Wednesday Staff Fellowship morning with a lively song of praise. We also had two Sign language interpreters on stage to translate for our brothers and sisters in the Deaf community. And as the music began to slow down and people started to raise their hands, we knew that this morning was special.

We’d like to invite churches and parishes with ministries for the Deaf community to get in touch with the Philippine Bible Society. You may email us at Let us work together so that more people will be able to encounter God’s amazing Word in their very own heart language.

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“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!

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