“’Di ako nagbabasa ng Bible noon. Hindi rin ako palasimba. Kahit Linggo, nagtatrabaho ako dahil magsasaka ako. Parati kong sinasabi sa asawa ko na siya na lang ang magsimba at ipagdasal na lang ako. Isang araw, niyaya ako ng kaibigan ko na pumunta sa simbahan. Siya ang naging daan para maging aktibo ako sa simbahan namin. Bumili ng MTBO Bible ang misis ko at pareho naming itong ginagamit. Ito ang unang Bible na natanggap ko.
Lay minister at Bible Apostolate na ako. Naging aktibo rin ako sa barangay namin. Ako na rin ang humahalili sa parish priest namin kapag kailangan. Malayo kasi ang barangay namin kaya pinayagan kami humawak ng misa.”
-Roberto “Kuya Bert” A. Pinon
Maymaga, Polangui, Albay
While Kuya Bert’s life was changed by God’s Word, many like him hunger for the same transformation. You and your organization can be instruments of real change—change that is brought about by the Bible—when you participate in the Handwritten Unity Bible (HUB)!
The HUB is a special project designed to support the May They Be One Bible (MTBO) campaign, and is spearheaded by the Philippine Bible Society, in partnership with the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), and independent Christian churches in the country.
HUB participants are asked to donate at least PHP50 for every verse they wish to write by hand. This amount subsidizes part of the cost to produce a copy of the Bible. Once completed, the original HUB will be among the features in The Bible Museum located at the PBS Ministry Center in Manila. Meanwhile, copies of the handwritten Bible will also be made available to the public, especially to the thousands of writers who participated in this historic project.
Through the HUB and our other partners, we have distributed almost 2.2 million copies of the MTBO Bible since the national Bible distribution campaign began in 2008. And through your participation in the HUB, we look forward to printing and distributing more copies of the Bible to reach our goal of providing it to 5 million poor Filipino families.
Presently, we are working towards completing the Books of Ezekiel, Numbers, 2 Chronicles, 2 Samuel, and Job. If you are interested in organizing a writing event in your churches, parishes, offices, schools, or communities, or if you have other queries regarding the HUB, please feel free to contact Ms. Asher Bawa-an at (02) 526-7777 loc. 620, or email firstname.lastname@example.org