Philippine Bible Society

Handwritten Unity Bible Goes to Abra

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Hundreds of people particpated to become modern-day scribes in Bangued, Abra

Last September 16-18, a team from Philippine Bible Society together with Dr. Nati Pagadut of Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate trooped to Divine Word Missionaries in Bangued, Abra to conduct a Handwritten Unity Bible session. Despite of the light drizzle, the event was a complete success as around 400 people participated to become modern-day scribes by writing verses from Sirach 29-33 and 2 Corinthians 11-13.
The event which lasted for only less than a day was attended by people from all walks of life representing almost each sector of society ranging from students, housewives, nuns, and even one prisoner who was visited in his cell so that he could participate in the said event. The actual handwriting ceremony was truly inspiring as most of the writers were delightfully surprised to discover that the verses they were assigned to write have something to do with their respective lives. Some of the participants even traveled by foot for one whole day just so they can participate, which only showed how eager they were to become part of such a historic event.
The successful turnout of this particular event was indeed a testament of the large impact this fundraising project had made across the nation. The enthusiasm displayed by the people was truly remarkable and heartwarming since they not only become part of history but were able to contribute to the Bible cause as well.
The Handwritten Unity Bible project is a two-year fundraising project in support of the May They Be One Bible campaign which aims to distribute five million Bibles to five million families in seven years. 

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