Philippine Bible Society

Kids celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at PBS

The ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ is an international Christian ecumenical activity observed annually. This year 2016, the event is celebrated in the Philippines on January 31 to February 6. The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), and the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) have partnered to hold festivities; two of which are “The Bible Festival”, a Bible story-telling held at the PBS 3rd floor Ministry Center, 1-4pm, and a Bible Museum tour at the PBS mezzanine level.
NCCP program assistant Mr. Ariel Siagan addressed the audience that we can live life to its fullest and experience it with fullness of joy, giving introduction to the theme of a Bible skit to be performed by the ‘Teatro Ekyumenikal’. After which, PBS general secretary Dr. Nora Lucero gave a brief overview of the Bible society ministry in the Philippines, and that PBS makes Bibles that are affordable, available, accessible, and understandable by all ages, including kids. NCCP program secretary and PBS board member Dr. Rommel Linatoc also followed through introducing the short play he dubbed as “What is Bread?”, a Bible story depicting Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand as performed by the said NCCP theater arts group. After the Bible story-telling, other kid-oriented program followed, and then the students were given an educational tour to the PBS Bible Museum.
About 120 students plus elementary teachers, and staff from the Central United Methodist Church, Philippine Christian University – Union School, and from Ellinwood School, with some PBS staff who joined the event, have gathered to experience both the fun and meaning through Bible story-telling. The kids enjoyed the interactive format of the play, including the ‘QnA’ portion to point out lessons learned by the children in the story told. Such activities encourage students to put the Word of God first place in their lives, to know that the Bible teaches about prayer, and God’s word is the source of unity in the family, school, churches, and our nation.

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