HUB @ FUN RUN Goes Fishing!

navotas fun run
Over 180 Navoteños from the fishing town of Navotas, trooped to the Bay Walk last May 10 to be part of the May They Be One Bible Campaign’s (MTBO) HUB@Fun Run. This is a novel activity that combines the health benefits of a fun run with a more meaningful and selfless undertaking of raising funds for Bibles for the poor. Pastors and leaders from the Pastors and Ministers Association of Navotas (PAMANA) partnered with the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) to stage the event that aimed to provide not only copies of the Scriptures to their underprivileged residents but also raise the people’s awareness of its importance.
The activity was well-received by the local government with no less than City Mayor John Rey Tiangco, Vice Mayor Clint Geronimo, and several councilors, joining the run along C4 Road. Mayor Tiangco, who expressed his support to make the Bible known around his community, together with other local officials also participated in the Handwritten Unity Bible (HUB) activity which followed the run.

Mayor Tiangco

Mayor John Rey Tiangco of Navotas


HUB@Fun Run is a two-in-one fundraising project of the MTBO Campaign which aims to put a Bible in every Filipino home. The Bible Run encourages spiritual and physical well-being, while the HUB afford participants the chance to become a modern-day scribe by writing verses of the Bible by hand.
PBS works hand-in-hand with churches, organizations, and local governments in conducting these scripture engagement activities. Last January, several Metro Manila cities as well as some provinces conducted HUB@Fun Runs in celebration of National Bible Week (NBW) 2014.
In related developments, two large banks have opened their doors to the Bible cause by hosting the HUB for their employees.
First is the Land Bank of the Philippines, which hosted several writing sessions last year and again last May 26 and 27, 2014. The country’s fourth largest bank actively encourages its employees to support the Bible Cause by writing verses and donating Bibles for the poor.
The other is the Asian Development Bank, which hosted writing sessions last May 29 and 30. On the first day of the writing session, more than 150 ADB employees and visitors participated in the Bible writing.
The HUB promotes Bible awareness, unity and cooperation not only among companies and organizations but also among families. In line with this year’s NBW theme, “Engaging Every Family in Proclaiming and Living the Word,” the HUB extended its coverage to include families or clans who would like to be part of this historic project. Family gatherings such as birthdays or reunions may now become events that would help provide Bibles for poor Filipinos.
Be a Bible advocate today and help make the Bible known around the nation. Conduct a HUB a Fun Run in your community or become modern scribes together with your loved ones! For more information on the Handwritten Unity Bible and Fun Run, contact the Resource Development Group at 526 7777 loc 620 or e-mail us at comms@bible.org.ph.

“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