Philippine Bible Society

i-Proclaim 4! at the Historic Barasoain Church

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The I-Proclaim! or continuous oral public reading of the Scriptures was staged once again by the Philippine Bible Society this time at the Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan. The I-Proclaim! held last January 20 highlighted the National Bible Week 2014 celebration at the historic Barasoain Church, which is also known as the Cradle of Democracy in the East. The activity also jump- started the celebration of the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Malolos Republic. Over 250 readers including elementary, high school and college students, parish workers, nuns, lay ministers, evangelical pastors and bishops, as well as members and friends of the Bible Society from as far as Rizal, participated in the ecumenical reading to bring God’s Word closer to Filipinos.
The 8-hour continuous reading is similar to the Holy Week Pabasa but featured passages from different Bible versions such as from the “Ang Buhay ni Jesus Christ sa kwento ni Mark”, the Book of Mark in Pinoy version. This version, specifically targetted for young urbanites, uses modern Filipino expressions, making the format more enjoyable to read and listen to, and easier to understand especially for young readers.
The NBW theme for 2014, “Engaging Every Family in Proclaiming and Living the Word,” is a challenge to all Bible-beliving Filipinos to help raise awareness of the Bible. Individuals, churches, organizations and Local Government Units are encouraged to conduct activities such as the i-Proclaim in their organizations, cities and municipalities as part of their celebration. For more information on the National Bible Week and for ideas on how to celebrate, visit our website at http://www.bible.org.ph/.

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Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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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