HUB @ FUN RUN Goes Fishing!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.